:) (thelastelegy) wrote in bookish,

Cecelia Ahern - Thanks for the memories

Hi there, it's my first time posting here after lurking around for so long.

Cecelia Ahern - Thanks for the memories

Quoted from the blurb:

How can you know someone you've never met?

Joyce Conway leaves hospital after recovering from a terrible accident. Having faced a near-death experience, she is suddenly awakened to the stark reality of her futile marriage, and vows to start afresh -- separating from husband Conor and moving back in with her dad.

Justin Hitchcock arrives in Dublin to give a guest lecture. Recently divorced and living near his daughter Bea, but far from his Chicago home, he's lonely and restless. When beautiful doctor Sarah persuades him to give blood, he nonchalantly accepts, hoping he'll at least get a date with her.

Then one rainy evening, Joyce and Justin cross paths in the strangest of circumstances. They have no idea that their fates are more entangled than they could ever have imagined !

I'm a big fan of Ahern's books and I just finished reading this particular one. Wonder if anyone have already read it and have anything to say?

To be really honest, I found the plot illogical initially when i started reading. Nevertheless, i liked her writing style and that kept me addicted to the book. I like the way Ahern inserts her observations of life into the book and uses that to mould her character's thoughts and actions. I liked the ending, though it's cliche i guess, but nevertheless, a wonderful ending to the story.

Honestly? if you can handle a somewhat illogical (though im not sure if it IS scientifically proven) plot but filled with words of depth kind of book, then go for this book.

there's a few (long) quotes i really liked:

'...how close happiness and sadness are. So closely knitted together. Such a thin line, a thread-like divide that in the midst of emotions, it trembles, blurring the territory of exact opposites. The movement is minute, like the thin thread of a spider's web that quivers under a raindrop...'

'...how quickly a moment of love was snapped away to a moment of hate. One comment to steal it all away. Of how love and war stand upon the very same foundations. How, in my darkest moments, my most fearful times, when faced, became my bravest. When feeling at your weakest you end up showing more strength, when at your lowest are suddenly lifted above higher than you've ever been. They all border one another, those opposites, and how quickly we can be altered. Despair can be altered by one simple smile offered by a stranger; confidence can become fear by the arrival of one uneasy presence. Just as Kate's son had wavered on the balance beam and in an instant his excitement had turned to pain. Everything is on the verge, always brimming the surface, a slight shake, a tremble sends things toppling. How similar emotions are.'

i cant seem to find another one :( but it was about how she has been living in a lifestyle that is on impulse and she likes the way it is slowing down right now or something around that idea. I also liked another that talks about relationships between parents and child(ren).


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