Tuesday, August 18, 2009

PS - I love You

I just finished reading PS- I love you (it was Rini's recommendation ofcourse). I went out in the evening, searched for the book stayed up all night and read it. And i found it just OK! Not as great as she said it was nor as i bad as i thought it was.

The book is about Holly's journey to normalcy after she lost her husband, high school sweet heart and her soul mate. Helping Holly through this period of her life is a bunch of letters written by Gerry with instructions to open them every month. In the letters he gives Holly a task every month which will help her cope his death, help her move on and become strong. Every letter ends with PS- I Love you and hence the title. Her family and her friends support through out the process and help her come out of the trauma.

I think the book had good points and bad. I am going to start off with the good –

1. The author has described everything in such minute detail that you picturize everything from the house to the beach to the reactions of the people.

2. The character of Caira is someone that I liked the most.

3. The concept is very romantic. Helping some one get over you with your help is very good yet it’s something someone never wants to do.

4. Even if you’re not that impressed with the book, you continue to read it as you have an urge to know how it ends. So the book does keep your interest in a way.

5. The family and the friend’s characters seem pretty real.

6. The best part of the book if you ask me is the ‘Girls in the City’ which will tickle your ribs a bit.

Now coming to the bad parts –

1. The dialogues of the book aren’t that impressive. Something that caught my attention was ‘as dry as Gandhi’s sandals’ wth, seriously.

2. The characters are too whiny and all the crying starts to get on to the nerves. At a point you stop feeling pity for Holly and want to yell “Move on already”.

3. The one thing that irked me the most was the way Holly’s character was shown. She had no personality of her own. Her existence completely depended on Gerry. This is the same thing that I hate about Bella too. You can love a guy more than your life and he can be reason you survive but you till need to have a life of our own… in reality if someone like that clings to a guy he will freak out and dump her. At the end of the both of you need some space.

4. All the while the name Holly and Gerry ring a bell and then you realize it’s very similar to Ollie and Jenny from Love Story.

I would rate this book just average and it wouldn’t hurt you if you don’t read it or if you read it (it’s the best seller but this is my opinion).

I now have Remember me by Sophie Kinsella and I hope this doesn’t disappoint me atleast.


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stuti singh said...

I now wonder what kind of books do you like in the 1st place. You hardly say any book is good.