Title: The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Author: Mitch Albom
Another example, where I was impressed with one book by an author and almost blindly picked up another by the same author, only to be doubly dissappointed. Albom’s earlier book, (Tuesdays with Morrie) was extremely well-written and deeply moving. This book attempts to achieve the same objectives but fails to do so in my opinion. The story is about a war veteran who eventually dies in a accident while trying to save the life of a little girl. He then goes to heaven where he meets five people one after the other. The idea is that these five people have in some way influenced the path his life has taken. Meeting these folks is meant to give some kind of closure and meaning to his life. The concept of the book is very interesting but somehow as I progressed through the book, I didn’t find it as engaging and gripping as Tuesdays with Morrie. Nevertheless, its an easy read, one that you can easily wrap up on a flight.