The Five People You Meet In Heaven

Posted by Dinky Mind on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 in

This is the book that I've finished reading just yesterday. And it's really nice. Couldn't digest the heavy and archaic vocabulary of Tess of the D'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy. Even Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is also waiting to be read. *sigh*

I've learnt so much from this book, from all the five people Eddie meets in Heaven. The ending really made me cry, when he met his last person.

And here's a quote I like about the book:

"Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them - a mother's approval, a father's nod - are covered by their own moments of accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their live."

And another,

People say they "find" love, as if it were an object hidden by a rock. But love takes many forms, and it is never the same for any man and woman. What people find then is a 'certain' love. And Eddie found a certain love with Marguerite, a grateful love, a deep but quiet love, one that he knew, above all else, was irreplaceable. Once she'd gone, he'd let the days go stale. He put his heart to sleep."

A must read, I must say!

Cheerio folks =)



Anonymous says:

A beautiful quote Fragile Girl..thank you for sharing :)

~Lubz: Read the book for even more beautiful quotes :)

Anonymous says:

very beautiful....n sounds very interesting
i think i am gona add this book the ma must read book list...
n insallah i'll read it

Anonymous says:

a certain love...yup...good one there...

We think we FOUND love...when it isnt really hidden...or running away from us...its there...we just have to reach it...and its visible....there is a time for everything...

Anonymous says:

Sounds good .. Tum parh kar bata dena =P

Anonymous says:

a very beautiful book indeed. Makes you realize so many things, and if you compare them to ones past life it makes you wonder about so many things. Makes you wonder, and then makes you sad, but at the same time makes you happy, truly a work of marvel by a genius

~Adorah Khawab: Yup yup, do it..It's really awesome. :)

~UTP: So true :)

~Asma: Just yesterday I narrated the story to a colleague and she loved it too :D Oh btw, search wiki, it has a lot of stuff about the story.

~Foody: Past life? Whose past life? No, this book makes you think about the furture and not the past. Read it! :)

Anonymous says:

Yaani tumhara bhi parhnay ka irada nahin :P

~Asma: Astaghfirullah!!!! Mein ne perh li hay :D

Anonymous says:

LOLZ @ astagfirullah :)

~Asma: Tauba karo larki :P

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