The places I go

The more that you read, the more things you will know.

The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. -Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

I picked this up while subbing in an English classroom last week. It seems to be on all the high school reading lists, so I thought I should check it out.

I never read Tuesdays With Morrie. I occasionally read Mitch Albom's column, and I appreciate his writing style.

So am I a bad person if I say I didn't like this much?

It was a quick read, and it presented some good ideas about life and death...but mostly, I found it shmaltzy, simplistic and manipulative. If you've read this, I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.


  • At 4:55 AM, Blogger Thomas said…

    I tried to like this book, but it was ... poorly written. I read it a few years ago in a book club--must be when it was new and I hadn't heard from friends how bad it was yet--and everyone in our book club felt pretty much the same way: We wanted to like, we really really did.

  • At 5:58 AM, Blogger Erinna said…

    There was a guy I met online a few years ago...must have been when this first came out...who had this listed as his favorite book. Ack.


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