March was my Mom's turn for Book Club.
She had picked the book What Dreams May Come
All the ladies made it this time!
Not unlike "The Shack", What Dreams May Come focuses on the afterlife and what awaits us (?) on the other side of this life. Although while The Shack focuses on life with Jesus, What Dreams May Come focuses more on the main characters "Soul Mate" that he has left behind.
Here's a little about the book from Amazon.com
A classic novel of love after death, from one our greatest fantasy writers. The premise is deceptively simple: Chris Neilson has died in a car accident, but his life-force--his spirit--is still conscious of this plane of reality. And he is still too in love with his wife, Ann, to completely let go. She in turn does not want to go on living without him, as each regards the other as their soul mate. What Chris will do to get back with Ann after she dies makes for one of the most unusual love stories ever told. Even though the story can be enjoyed as pure fantasy, what makes What Dreams May Come unique is how the author spent years researching the subject of life after death. (An exhaustive bibliography is included to verify this.) And while Matheson admits that the characters are of course fictional, he also states that "With few exceptions, every other detail is derived exclusively from research." Whether, after reading this novel, one believes in life after death is of course a matter of opinion. At least you'll entertain the possibility that, even though we may not live forever, true love can be eternal. --Stanley Wiater --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It's also been made into a movie with Robin Williams.
Now that I've gotten to know everyone pretty well (I've now made it full circle through the club members each hosting a book club meeting) I've discovered who has similar tastes in books, and I was pretty right in my guesses on who would like this book.
A review of the club members thought on the book:
Me: Didn't like it. I've discovered I hate all books about what happens after death. Hmmm
Mom: Loved it
G: Didn't really like it, especially didn't like all the pain he went through after he died and was seperating from his earth body to his soul body.
CT: Liked it (she believes in reincarnation)
M: Liked it and talked about how she had to get her husband "removed" from her house after he died by having someone come in and cleanse the house (wondering if she ran through the fields in her hippy dress when she was younger?)
JS: Hmm don't remember her saying what she thought about it. She doesn't really like books that are too deep either though.
CK: Hated it (she's our Catholic member)
J: Loved it. She was talking about when she was younger she had read all the book in the library about reincarnation and the likes.
Pretty much the same as The Shack!
I have a copy of this book. If you would like it let me know in the comments and I'll draw a winner on Friday!
So our next book to read is
When The Morning Comes by Cindy Woodsmall.
It is the second in a series
(which the book club read before I joined)
so I'm catching up by reading the first one When The Heart Cries.Pin It