The Big Book Review Top 100 Books…. and a few more

15Jul/090

The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

Top 100 Book: Number 88

Star Rating:: *****

Quick Review::
Wow, is all I can say. What an absolutely amazing book. A beautifully written exceptionally heart warming book.

I genuinely could not put this book down. Sat up til very late reading this book, I just had to finish it.

It follows the story of Eddie, an 83 year old man who dies in a freak accident trying to save a little girls life. After awaking in the afterlife he learns that his earthly life will be explained to him by five people who were in it, loved ones or strangers, each of them changing his life forever.

Detailed Review:: *SLIGHT PLOT SPOILERS*

This is a truly remarkable book, amazingly welly written and incredibly thought provoking, heart warming and provocative.

It is a pretty short read at 208 pages but within those pages is a beautiful tale of life, its lessons and values.

Eddie works as a maintenance engineer at a pier fairground, he feels lonely, undervalued and worthless and goes about his day to day tasks quietly. His tragic death comes when he tries to rescue a little girl who is seconds away from being crushed by a malfunctioning fairground ride. After waking in the afterlife confused and unaware of his surroundings he is met by his five people who are there to open his eyes to the world and his place in it. I won't go into the five people as this would ruin the book for you but they range from strangers to lovers and random encounters. Its amazing how Albom manages to take Eddie's life and intertwine them with these five people. Its brilliantly written.

I thoroughly recommend this book. It really opens your eyes to the world around you and the people you meet and how something so insignificant to you can mean so much more to someone else. It was beautiful.

I know this review is really short, I am not sure what else to write about it, apart from the fact it was a wonderful, wonderful book. Very deserving of its top 100 status.