The Five People You Meet In Heaven ~ Pages 0-31

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The Five People You Meet In Heaven ~ Pages 0-31

Post by Scott » 11 Nov 2007, 23:56

My copy of the book has 196 pages. If your copy has a different number of pages, the page numbers may not work out the same. Unfortunately, the chapters aren't numbered. This thread is the discussion for the first 31 pages. If you haven't read the first 31 pages, do no read any further. If you have read past the first 31 pages, please join the discussion in this thread, but do not discuss anything past the first 31 pages.

What do you think of the book so far? I love it. I find myself very interested in the story. Perhaps it is just the way the author writes that has me so interested; I don't know. His writing is simple enough to understand, but not childish. I find that the story flows well.

What do you you think of Eddie? Do you think he is a good person or what? The narrator references a proneness to violence and he does seem a little grouchy, but we know he is getting into heaven and he heroically tries to save a little girl. Do you think we are going to learn he lived a live as a hero or had various transgressions? I think the latter will be the case, but I'm not sure.

What do you think about heaven as it is in the book? At this point, we have only started to see what apparently is heaven, and it's a mostly-empty amusement park. I'm curious to read more about this seemingly odd version of heaven.

(I will be starting the discussion thread for the first half of the book next week on Sunday the 18th.)

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Post by nyx5233 » 13 Nov 2007, 13:50

Hey everyone, I'm a newbie here as well as to book clubs in general, so bear with me. I read the first 31 pages, and then proceeded to read the rest of the book in the same day. I just didn't want to put it down. But I made sure to stop and make notes at the proper sections.

At this point I thought that it was definately going to be an interesting read. I agree with Scott, it is a very simple writing style, but an enjoyable one. I find it a bit tiresome when authors think they have to use big flashy words in every sentence, and take five pages to describe the surroundings, just to keep us interested.

As for Eddie, I immediately fell in love with him. I saw his 'proneness to violence' as Scott said in a positive light. To me, it seemed more that he was a protector, than a violent person. He was protecting his country in the war, protecting the people at Ruby Pier by making sure all the rides were safe, and protecting his older brother from getting beat up.

I personally don't believe in heaven/hell, but I'm always interested in what other people think it would/will be like. It's interesting that he is back at the Ruby Pier of his childhood, and that although he looks the same, his body feels like he's a young man again. I guess, being an old man with aches and pains, his heaven would be to young and innocent again.

But that's just my opinion. Can't wait to read what everyone else thought of it!!!

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Post by jayceeme2010 » 16 May 2012, 15:02

I really enjoyed reading this book

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Post by neha46101 » 24 May 2012, 01:05

oooooooo SO SO SO good .....

I really enjoying this book. :D

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Post by changoora » 19 Sep 2012, 19:22

where can find itto download plz

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Post by Alteranin » 22 Sep 2012, 02:58

Привет всем, я новичок здесь, а также в книжных клубов в целом
Я просто не хочу, чтобы положить его вниз

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Post by jaimetravis » 17 Apr 2013, 06:58

I have not read the book but i wanted to know where it is available and what is it cost.

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Post by Kermit21 » 12 Jun 2013, 00:40

This is a great book. It really made me think about my life and the people that have influenced me. I actually recommended it to my supervisor and she had already read it!

Most libraries in the US have a copy or any book store can order one if they do not have it in stock.

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Post by taniacperdomo11 » 22 Jun 2013, 02:01

after reading all your posts i want to read it now

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Post by Samanthaheber » 15 Aug 2013, 22:22

The book is just perfect, wonderful and I hope that you all enjoyed it as much as I.

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Post by kellyflynn » 05 Sep 2013, 18:09

I loved it! Can't wait to continue reading more!

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Post by zoe2328 » 09 Sep 2013, 06:03

Fantastic book. Really puts life into perspective- the people that influence us both positively and negatively.
Excellent book by a great author- couldn't put it down once I started.

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Post by Loveabull » 09 Sep 2013, 08:46

One of the best books ever written :D
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Post by pattilyn » 10 Sep 2013, 08:49

This is a fantastic book. The character Eddie reminds me of men of my grandfather generation who saw their role as protector. Reading this book reminded me about the choices we make, our connectedness, the impact we have on others. Everyone must read this book at least once.

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Post by npandit » 11 Mar 2014, 04:41

It's a beautiful, quick read, and very heartwarming and uplifting. This author usually writes about topics concerning the afterlife, but does it in a way that makes you appreciate life.

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