Hello, my readerly friends!
I read another great Cecelia Ahern book this week, called The Gift.
This is the story of Lou Suffern, a man who lives his life racing against the clock, always on time for appointments for his work, but never quite making the time to be with his family. His ambition absolutely consumes him, and he gives all he has, with the aim of achieving an upcoming promotion.
Enter, Gabe, a homeless man, who speaks to Lou outside his building one day, actually slowing Lou down for a moment to consider the world around him. Gabe has seen things, and knows things, that could benefit Lou, so Lou gets him a job in the mailroom of the office building.
Gabe is a fast mover, and impresses everyone with the way he can seemingly be in two places at once.
Lou wants what Gabe has, but what happens when he gets it?
This, like many of Cecelia Ahern's other books, takes an unlikable protagonist, gives his values a good shake-up, and leaves us with an unpredictable ending. Magical, engaging and thought-provoking, this is a book that needs to be read by those who reach for the top, but leave everyone else behind them on the way. There are lessons to be learned here!
In other news, I'm still reading through my two big books, Foxmask and The Woman in White, but Foxmask has taken my interest more at the moment. I haven't had a chance to start Casual Vacancy yet, but it is on my bedside waiting patiently!
Hope you find some good reads this week! I'm coming to check out what you're up to at Book Journey: