Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Gift

Book - The Gift
Author - Cecelia Ahern from Ireland
Challenge - Orbis Terrarum

My review
If miracles had chemical equations then everybody would believe
One of my favorite lines in the book. This one is truly a gift. Read it if you want to know the value of time. The story is about Lou who always wants to be at two places, who thinks of office while having dinner with family, who though is very successful keeps running to be on top of things at work and hardly finds the need and time to spend with his family. There are vivid descriptions of Lou's state of mind, the endless confusions that he battles against to prioritize work and family. Each character is depicted so well that you don't feel it is a piece of fiction. The essence of the story is 'Time can't given. But it can be shared.'

I am so happy that I completed the first book for the challenge. I am not an expert in writing reviews but I want to give it a shot so that I will soon get the hang of it. I am not sure if the review did any justice to the book.

My next book - Train to Pakistan


bethany said...

Wow, it sounds like a really great book! You certainly did a good job :) I hope you had a fun time reading it too.

Your next book sounds really intriguing to me as I am into the middle east and books about it get my attention.

I can't wait to read your next review!Happy reading!

Ramya said...

look like bethany got here before me!:) welcome to the Challenge AArthi!:) I am so happy to see one familiar face in the listings!:) Good luck on the other books in the challenge!

Aarthi said...

@Bethany, Thank you. I am waiting to start the next book. Also, I should find more books for the coming months.

@Ramya, Thanq. You are my true motivator. I am always surprised to see how you are able to read so many books.

One Swede Read said...

Sounds interesting! I've heard of the author before, but I had never heard of this book, so thank you for the review!

/Eva - fellow OT-er

Aarthi said...

@Eva - Thank you. I read your review on 'Three cups of tea', it sounds interesting. I'll try that soon.