Author – Mitch Albom.
On his eighty-third birthday, Eddie, a lonely war veteran, dies in a tragic accident trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. With his final breath, he feels two small hands in his – and then nothing. He awakens in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a lush Garden of Eden but place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people who were in it. There people may have been loved ones or distant strangers. Yet each of them changed his path forever.
Words of AT.
The book starts with Eddie, the worker in an Amusement Park i.e. Ruby Pier. He dies saving a little girl of whose name he is unsure of. He dies and wakes up in a different place. He there, meets a big Blue Man who is the First Person he meets in Heaven.
There are some parts in all books, the ones you want to read again and again, adore it and just quote them up in your notebooks and all. This book has only one part as such and the one part is whole Book. Its so beautiful. The only right word to define it is Beautiful. Even though it has lot of philosophical pieces its not put in one grand soliloquy to get bored. Its steered through dialogues. The plot and the idea of afterlife itself is one of the greatest heights of the book. Eddie's five people are most unexpected and the lessons they teach are the lessons which life teaches us. The end products of Anger, Love and Care are projected in it.
If you love fables with just great things packed in it, this one's perfect for you. The connectivity of the five members, their lives and Eddie's is like really God's work. None of the five would be there if Eddie wasn't. Eddie wouldn't be there if the five wouldn't. Its really a great network of beautiful things.
This has no Particular Religious claim. I would just go one talking about this one because it's really worth. A very great book which every one must read.
My Rating – 4.6/5.