I read & loved Tuesdays with Morrie a few years ago, so really looked forward to reading The five people you meet in heaven. It was sent to me by Inver, as part of a book ring from the Book Club Forum. I started reading it this morning, around 11:30 & finished it at just before 6 o’clock tonight. It’s a short book, but that isn’t why I read it so fast – it was because I enjoyed it so much!
The story is about Eddie, the head of maintenance at Ruby Pier, who is killed in an accident & goes to heaven. In heaven Eddie meets 5 people who end up profoundly changing the way he views the life he left behind. A life he had believed to be worthless & wholely unremarkable. As the story is so short, I really cannot say any more without giving away too much of the story, so I shall leave it at that & say that I really loved this book & I think that it’s one that should be on the top of everyone’s “Must read before you die” list.