This was just a really sweet and moving book. I think I’ve read one other book from Mitch Albom and he has quite an original style of writing. All his books have quite a mystical theme. I won’t say religious even though they are definitely dealing with religious themes as I believe that no matter whether you’re catholic, Muslim, atheist, whatever you can still enjoy this book.
Eddie is an old man nearing the end of his days. He has lead an eventful but ultimately disappointing life where he struggled to get over the long term effects of being a war veteran. He works as the head of maintenance in the same amusement park that his father worked in and meets his demise at the hands of one of the rides he spent his life looking after.
As the title gives away he then travels to a version of heaven and meets five people. Each person he meets has something to either share with him or teach him.
As I said its a sweet book and I think I’d love to read something like this after losing someone as it does give you a great sense of comfort and hope that there is something after death. Also it makes you think of the unknown effect you might have on someone’s life or that they might have on you. Its a book that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside let’s just leave it at that.