Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Time of My Life ( Book Review )

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is one book that maybe everyone of us should read at some point of time in life. Ofcourse women may associate more with the central character Miss. Lucy Silchester but then this poignant tale has got a little bit of wisdom, fun, encouragement and also loads of humour.

The novel begins with a description of Lucy's messed up small apartment that she somehow calls her 'home'. The author has given such a vivid description that one can actually feel the repulsion from that little place called Lucy and Mr. Pan's(her cat) home.

The best part about the book is that Lucy has an appointment with her own life! Now imagine yourself having such a meeting where you find your life standing infront of you, demanding your attention when all you have been doing is neglecting it! Sounds scary? Weird? Interesting? No matter what your answer would be, this surely remains an essential read.

There are some parts which seem to drag. Lucy's inability to move on in life after unfortunate events that mar her is touching but then does get monotonous but then it gets compensated by all the things she says to the reader and then lo and behold, it turns out to be little lies ( or things that aren't actually lies- according to her!)

This book inspires one to break free from the shackles that often hold us back from achieving that something in life whose presence we often seem to forget or overlook!It is a gentle reminder of how being honest to oneself can save so much of space in one's heart, mind and soul for better things.

Cecelia Ahern, I am indebted to you for writing books that not only tell beautiful journeys of your characters but also change the course of one's thinking process as well as their definitions of life.

- Divya Nambiar

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