Five People You Meet in Heaven
I know I just offended half of America, and I’m sorry (sort of…not really), it has more sap than 10 maple trees. Decent concept, overdone (understatement) writing. Not even worth me writing anymore about it.
Such a lovely story, but, dude wasn’t a strong writer. His style didn’t fit the kind of tale he was telling; truthfully I don’t think his style would fit with any story. But, everyone should definitely watch Finding Neverland (isn’t Johnny the dreamiest in that one?)
We all know I think most books are too long, but this one takes the cake. It’s 700 pages of the same 3 conversations happening over and over…and over…and over again, while having Ayn Rand force feed you her extreme views on society, AND she offers NO solution for the issues she has with us humans. I don’t even know if I disagree with some of her points, but if you are going to be that aggressive about something, offer a freakin solution. It’s kind of like the Communist Manifesto just with a different problem and 100 times as long. However, and it’s hard for me to admit this, I did find the characters and basic plot intriguing enough that I wanted to know how things ended up, so it did have the potential to be amazing…at 300 pages.
Sorry, Emily, but, Charlotte is the better sister (seriously, Jane Eyre is so incredibly brilliant). But, I guess if you want to read a book about miserable people who like to indulge in their miserableness and actively not do anything to better their situation – then go right ahead, read on. I almost ALMOST had empathy for Heathcliff, and then he let me down (men, amirite?). And Catherine? Puh-leeze. The two of them deserve each other. I know many people love this book, but, I’m going to stick to hangin with Jane and Rochester.
AKA: I want to be an independent woman who does everything on my own and just for my own happiness, but, of course, I’m going to do it with the support of my abandoned husband’s money. Oh, and I’ll abandon my children, too. Let’s just say I was perfectly content with how this story ended.