Yay to the fact that my home computer is now up and working, after nearly a fortnight of being sick. Thankfully, the doctor has diagnosed that it has no major problem, and that it would continue to serve me loyally for quite some more time. 🙂 Sometimes, I think it would cry out loud, if only it could, but that’s another issue altogether. 😛
In the loads of time that I had after work every day without my computer, I finished reading ‘PS: I love you’ by Cecelia Ahern. Yes, some more mush. 😛
Note: Plot revealed
I found the book absolutely delightful, a pleasure to read. What struck me as I started reading it was the simplicity of the narration and the down-to-earth picturisation of the characters. That feeling stayed with me till I finished the book. The book is a very light read, immensely enjoyable and, of course, full of mush. The pages just went on turning. It left me with a happy feeling in my heart.
It is the story of Holly, who meets her soul mate Gerry when they are in school. They get married and share a wonderful life till Gerry passes away from a brain tumour. Holly is devastated and thinks she would not be able to make it out on her own any more, but Gerry has already made a provision for this before he died. He has left a bundle of letters for Holly, all written before his death, to be delivered to her after his death. There is one letter for each month, for the whole of the coming year. Each letter contains a piece of advice for Holly, what Gerry wants her to do for the month. Each note concludes with a ‘PS: I love you’.
Holly goes on following the plan that Gerry has laid out for her, and at the end of the year, finds that she has grown. She has moved on in life. She has learnt to live without Gerry, which was precisely his intention.
She has a wonderful, hyper-enthusiastic bunch of friends and a wild family, who help her move on in life and are super supportive in her grieving period. In the one year after Gerry’s death, Holly comes closer to her family and friends, and it all ends on a happy note.
Sounds cheesy? Well, maybe. It is one typical family movie-style book, but I still liked it. It is positive and highly practical, though it might have been written in a light tone.
Definitely recommended for mush lovers and light readers. 🙂
PS: That brings the mark for the Orbis Terrarum Challenge at 4 down, with 5 more to go.