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The Five People You Meet In Heaven ~ Pages 32-101

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The Five People You Meet In Heaven ~ Pages 32-101

Post Number:#1  Postby Scott » 18 Nov 2007, 14:05

This is the discussion thread for the first half of The Five People You Meet In Heaven. If you have not read the first half of the book yet, please do not read this thread as it will contain spoilers. If you have read past the first half, please join this discussion, but do not talk about anything that happened after the first half.

So far, Eddie has met two people, and it appears that the next person is his father.

What do you think of the first half of the book? It has caught my interest very much, and I've been recommending this book to other people. I'm not sure what I like so much about the author's style. Perhaps it just flows very well. The story moves smoothly and at a nice pace, but without being boring. My brother-in-law told me that the author is actually a sports columnist.

What do you think of Eddie's encounter with the Blue Man? How do you think finding out that he killed the Blue Man helped him understand his life?

What do you think of Eddie's encounter with his old Captain? It shocked me to find out the Captain had been the one who shot Eddie. Do you agree with the Captain's decision to shoot Eddie? I guess it is better to be shot in the leg than to die in a fire.

Do you have any favorite lines or short passages? If so, please post them.

Do you have any questions for the other readers? If so, please ask them.

Thanks,
Scott
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interesting

Post Number:#2  Postby surabhi279 » 03 Apr 2008, 07:38

sounds interesting.. will try reading it...
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Post Number:#3  Postby aerobookclub » 05 May 2008, 03:15

Let's see what this book is all about.
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Post Number:#4  Postby angeleyes » 08 Jun 2008, 20:08

Sounds interesting..will try it,
and see what it is about..
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Re: The Five People You Meet In Heaven ~ Pages 32-101

Post Number:#5  Postby anshuman83 » 22 Aug 2008, 04:00

Scott Hughes wrote:This is the discussion thread for the first half of The Five People You Meet In Heaven. If you have not read the first half of the book yet, please do not read this thread as it will contain spoilers. If you have read past the first half, please join this discussion, but do not talk about anything that happened after the first half.

So far, Eddie has met two people, and it appears that the next person is his father.

What do you think of the first half of the book? It has caught my interest very much, and I've been recommending this book to other people. I'm not sure what I like so much about the author's style. Perhaps it just flows very well. The story moves smoothly and at a nice pace, but without being boring. My brother-in-law told me that the author is actually a sports columnist.

What do you think of Eddie's encounter with the Blue Man? How do you think finding out that he killed the Blue Man helped him understand his life?

What do you think of Eddie's encounter with his old Captain? It shocked me to find out the Captain had been the one who shot Eddie. Do you agree with the Captain's decision to shoot Eddie? I guess it is better to be shot in the leg than to die in a fire.

Do you have any favorite lines or short passages? If so, please post them.

Do you have any questions for the other readers? If so, please ask them.

Thanks,
Scott


i like his writing style..like you said there's something about it..keeps you hooked and doesn't deviate you off the path..

i just completed the book yesterday..really liked it..it gets even more interesting as he meets the remaining people..hmm..

there's this line the captain says..about sacrifice...made sense to me...and there are more as you read further..but like you said not to discuss it..so here i am...zipped:)
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Post Number:#6  Postby mazarebacha » 10 Sep 2008, 04:45

sounds very nice book!
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Post Number:#7  Postby marts56 » 07 Oct 2008, 09:16

I'll be reading that after I finish what I am reading. That maybe interesting.
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Post Number:#8  Postby development » 13 Oct 2008, 02:29

I really liked this book, but prefered 'Tuesdays with Maurey'. I am a Mitch Albom fan from his sports column in the Detroit Free Press.
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Re: interesting

Post Number:#9  Postby mortal_slumber » 26 Oct 2008, 23:44

surabhi279 wrote:sounds interesting.. will try reading it...

book discussion not a review
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Post Number:#10  Postby eva6206213 » 23 Nov 2008, 22:49

Thank you for your info~
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Post Number:#11  Postby booklover222 » 27 Nov 2008, 14:29

Thanks for the info. I'll try to cop it.
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Fabulously inspiring

Post Number:#12  Postby BookSnake » 20 Feb 2009, 18:30

A truly beautiful and affecting book that haunts you well after it's been read.

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Post Number:#13  Postby Electronic Cigar » 14 May 2009, 23:46

I have read this book about 7 times in the last two years and I love it. I love how it makes you think about how you affect people and you dont even know it. Like today a guy smiled at me and it total changed my day. To him it was only a smile but to me it was the best part of my day. After reading this book I look at these kind of things.
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Post Number:#14  Postby cash4trends » 15 May 2009, 02:39

It is really interesting.:)
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Post Number:#15  Postby nasrun2211 » 22 May 2009, 13:54

what this book is all about...
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