At first I was assumed that I would be absolutely uninterested in this book but so far it is really digging desl within me. As well as most of the Mitch Albom books, this book makes recheck my morals constantly. This action is influenced because of this book, specifically by the fact that numerous times Chick tries to commit suicide but ends up with many second chances. He has the chance to reconsider the importance of his life with his failure to suffer the consequence of suicidal actions and he has the chance to reunite with his deceased mother. Although it is not clear if he is hallucinating or not, these situations really make me look at Chick and people as a whole and learn that people and our lives in general should not be taken for granted. We should learn to treat them and cherish both these things like it was the last time we'd ever have it. I really understand now how quickly and easily these things can be ripped away from us so suddenly due to Chick's fortunate happenings. In conclusion, I really love this book and enjoy reading it. It creates a lot of thought processes in my head from time to time and helps me give myself a reality check on my life.
Post by Kurt Bernhardt on Feb 27, 2015 12:05:57 GMT
I too thought this book would be uninteresting upon initially looking at it, because it is a book by Mitch Albom after all. While it does have thought provoking elements, it will never get me to change or rethink my morales and values. No block of text could change the way I think if it isn't non fiction. I do find it astounding that Chick lived after all his failed suicide attempts, because most people who really want to commit suicide do. Something subliminally must have been preventing him to take his own life, because anyone with half a brain could kill himself on his first try.
I like this book as well. It is thought provoking and decent, which is surprising for a Mitch Albom book.