Monday, January 15, 2007

Book ~ "PS, I Love You" Cecelia Ahern (2004)

From Amazon.com ~ Soul mates, Holly and Gerry, married in their early 20s. When Gerry dies of brain cancer at 30, Holly is utterly bereft. But Gerry has a final gift: a series of letters which Holly is to open on the first of each month from March to New Year's and which will guide her on her journey from grief. Gerry correctly predicts that Holly will not have gone through his belongings by June, found a new job by September or considered falling in love again by December, but with his posthumous epistolary encouragement, she does all those things. She also enters a karaoke contest, takes a beach vacation and dances at a holiday ball she'd always attended with Gerry. The months pass as close friends help prop Holly up; around her, a marriage falls apart, a couple gets engaged and a friend announces her pregnancy. Within her tight-knit family, Holly's youngest brother makes a revealing film of her birthday party, her elder brothers change places in her allegiance and her parents take in one stray grown child after another for stays short and long.

My friend, Angie, recommended this book. Despite the depressing topic, I enjoyed it. It was funny at times and I liked the writing style. And I liked that the ending wasn't what I was expecting, which would have been too predictable.

Keep an eye out for the movie next year. Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler will play the roles of Holly and Gerry. Cast members include Kathy Bates, Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon, James Marsters and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Cecelia Ahern's website

10 comments:

SilverWillow said...

I think I will read this book. The storyline sounds very charming (and yes...maybe a little depressing). PLUS--I love Gerard Butler! I will definitely keep an eye out for the movie...thanks for the info! Hope you have a nice Tuesday!

Cheers,
Lea

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Sounds like a good book, but I just am not into reading books that much lately...I don't know what it is...Well, I will wait and see the movie! (lol)

BethK said...

I've been looking forward to seeing this movie because I have an embarrassingly large crush on Gerry Butler. Thanks for posting the synopsis.

Claire said...

I've got this book in my TBR pile so at some point I'll get around to reading it! I had no idea that they had turned it into a movie though!

Isabel said...

oooo Gerard Butler! Yummy.

Teena said...

How come I've never heard of Gerald Butler??!!

Teena said...

Izzy: I just imdb-ed him. Now I know why you think he's yummy!

Rose said...

Sounds like a good book. I'll have to go see the movie when it comes out.

Renee said...

I may have to look for that...when I have a minute to read. LOL

okay, I can read while exercising, I guess.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i've never even heard of this book, but i'm about 20 years behind in reading thanks to my kids. it sounds very good.