|One of those books where the author |
is bigger than the title...
This book has a very interesting conception of the afterlife. There's a God and a Heaven, but God doesn't make an appearance and Heaven is not a place of eternal rest and harp music. Instead, Heaven is where the deceased meet with five people who influenced their lives. From these people, the dead learn why their lives played out the way that they did. Five People follows the journey of just one man, an amusement park maintenance employee named Eddie, through Heaven.
I like Albom's Heaven, and the book's ending was satisfying. But I didn't love its overall tone . It felt preachy. You know, everything happens for a reason. A Chicken-Soup-for-the-Soul kind of tone. But hey, lots of people love Chicken Soup for the Soul! You might like this one better than I did.