Literature And Other Musings

For One More Day

If you want to read something inspirational or emotional, preferably a novella, then Mitch Albom’s “For one more day” is definitely on the list.

I read it in three days, while I took an hour long ride to the university and even though, I thought it was a bit sappy and syrupy at a few places, it had its lovely moments too. The mother/Son bonding moments were beautifully written, It also kept me fuming at the instances how “Chick” – the protagonist –  never stood up for his mother. However, It dawned upon me that many of us fail to see the love behind a mother’s actions and when time turns against us, guilt is all that is left behind.

This guilt is exactly what Albom plays with in his novel. He gives his protagonist one chance – one day to spend with his dead mother. To confess. To understand. To Love. If you’ve read Albom’s other works “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”  or “Tuesdays with Morrie” then this one is pretty similar. The same plot has been utilized again in this story so if you’re someone like myself, who would probably read used plots in different stories and not mind (unless, the characters make me want to slaughter a squirrel) then this novella is short, fast paced and interesting to read on long boring drives with intermittent traffic jams.

  “But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes, the stories are simple and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story because hers is where yours begin.” – For One More Day.

Doesn’t that quote from the book makes you all emotional and sentimental and hold on to your fictional/ real teddy bear? I was literally bawling my eyes out (On the inside of course. I wasn’t going to show my sensitive side to this cold world after all)

So what have you guys been reading?