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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just Like Heaven by Marc Levy

Just Like Heaven I was so delighted when I discovered the movie was inspired by a book! I really thought the film was so sweet, such a feel-good kind of chick flick. The book however, is a whole lot better.

This is the kind of story that makes you believe in magic. It makes you believe that two people can be fated to love one another and that that love is capable of creating the most unexplainable of miracles. It's books like this that strangely feature no religion but yet make me feel closer to God, to the universe, to the love that connects us all.

Perhaps one of the most gorgeous parts of this story comes from Lauren's observations of the world now that she is no longer part of life. There is a message in this book, about living in the moment, and it is spoken through Lauren's anguish at being separated from her family, her regrets, her desperation to be heard and most of all in her ability to see all the beauty in life. There's a part of the novel, towards the very end, where Lauren plays a game with Arthur about a bank account. This particular scene really touched me. You'll know what I mean when you read it.

If you're feeling disillusioned and need to remember what it's all about, give this book a go. It won't take you long to read and when you've finished you'll feel as though you've taken a good, long, deep breath.

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1 comment:

Shona said...

I loved this movie.It was one of the feel good types and i enjoyed it thoroughly..