Where Rainbows End…Cecelia Ahern

Interesting style of writing….it is different…..the entire book…and it is a big one….almost 600 pages is a set of letters/notes/e-mails/chat msg written by different people in Rosie and Alex’s life!

Let me try and explain…..

The book has notes Rosie writes to Alex her friend sitting in class when they are in primary school…..its letters which the principal writes to the parents…so you know Rosie and Alex have been upto mischief….As they grow up..its chat msg with their siblings….friends…parents…wedding invites….death information…..e-mail on new jobs…letters on how they feel….etc etc….there is nothing other than letters/mails/Chat msg in the book….and you know everything that is happening in their life through them….and it spans 50 years of their life! It is almost like reading private mail/msg of people and knowing all that is happening in their life….

Now for what the book is about…..Its about friends and lovers…and soul mates! (ya another one in a row….I picked both of them from the beach in Goa….maybe it’s a sign…..!)

Anyways….Rosie and Alex are childhood school friends….Alex moves away in high school…they keep in touch….they both think they love each other…..but eveytime  they are about to get together…something goes wrong….Alex does not make it to the Debs night cause he misses his flight….Rosie gets pregnant with someone else’s baby….Alex get married…gets divorced…..Rosie…get married..gets divorced….Alex gets married again…..they remain best friends through think and thin…….Alex is in love with Rosie….and even writes to her to tell her this…but the letter gets misplaced…..Rosie finds the letter 10 years latter but thinks Alex is happily married so does not want to spoil his equilibrium….and this goes on and on……this the time they are 50……and that’s when they finally get together!!

Thank God….Finally….could they simply not have met earlier…!

This is also a chick flick….but a nice one…..one for its style of writing….very different…and nice…you feel you have a private peep to their lives… and two it spans over 50 years…..and it makes you think…….what am I doing with my life….what is life going to be when I am 50….am I making the right decisions…..did I make the right decisions in the past…..and generally introspect….you feel sad when Rosie is sad….you are happy when Rosie is happy…..I guess that is what a good book is about……even if it is 600 pages….

Although I personally liked the book…I may not recommend it to too many people….especially to the boys….cause end of the day it is a chick flick…and even to the girls who don’t have patience to read……it is 600 pages of letters after all…..so pick it only if you are an avid reader……it may make you re think your life for a short period…but don’t worry…I don’t think it would have any long lasting implications!!

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3 responses to “Where Rainbows End…Cecelia Ahern

  1. Anurag

    Dint know you had a blog and write quite well!

  2. aplihs

    🙂 Thanks Anurag….nice to see you here..keep coming back and leaving comments….btw….how did you get to the blog?

  3. Anand.U

    Little Princess…

    Nice Book Strike Rate…Is there a Book Race going on ??? anyway …Whatever keeps you happy…but you got to stop reading books .i will tell you why ?

    Have you ever heard … “Yummy food ” with given enough time says “It is all Crap ” …

    Well It nice to see book on people’s hand rather than handguns but then again it is important to balance the books between being methodical system thinking , and synthesizing and conceptual inorder to be well informed !!!

    Soulmates is a myth..Defintely a great one to be looked arnd in land filled with trees and rocks…
    I dont want to be cynic here but then i dont think anybody is here to believe either !!!

    hav fun !!!

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