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Goodbye for Now: A Novel Audio CD
- ASIN : 0449013510
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 9780449013519
- ISBN-13 : 978-0449013519
- Item Weight : 136 g
- Customer Reviews:
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Keep writing Laurie! (I also loved That’s the Way...)
The book is set in the world as we know it, not a futuristic setting that would put off readers who aren't interested in sci-fi: Sam, a regular guy (also a computer genius) designs a computer programme that will allow the loved ones of the recently deceased to continue seeing and interacting with them as if they were still there. It's a brilliantly simple idea for a novel and you can probably guess some of the issues that are going to be raised... The characters, the story, the themes of death & grief and all the moral questions arising from keeping the dead 'alive' (when you probably really should be letting them go) are all exquisitely woven together in one incredibly entertaining and poignant book.
It's a fresh and original story and I can't really liken it to anything else I've read. The book echoes the tone and some of the elements of the film Sim0ne and perhaps also Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, but it's a very different story at its heart. It's an effortless read, so well put-together that there were no real dips; something was always happening, moving the story along and keeping me hooked to the very last page. It was a hugely satisfying read for me and this is the book I'll no doubt be recommending to everyone for a long while!