Late yesterday afternoon I was browsing Kindle on my iPad and found that I had a sample of this book downloaded. I read it. Minutes later, I was buying the book. After that, I only stopped reading to have supper.
Harold Fry is an ordinary man who's become so self-effacing as to practically disappear. He's been retired for 6 months when he receives a letter from a woman he worked with many years ago. A woman who did him a great service. She wants him to know she is dying of cancer. Harold replies with a short, polite note and leaves the house to mail it... and doesn't come back for 3 months.
When I finished the book at 1 am this morning, I turned off my iPad with the deep satisfaction of having enjoyed a really good story, an edifying story, a well-written story. While reading I learned a lot, was totally captivated, vibrating in phase with Harold, feeling what he felt and thinking: "Yes! that is how I feel too sometimes! You are so right!"
What a totally mesmerizing, delightful, delicious and noble book! Please pick it up and read it! If it does for you what it did for me... This is a timely book for those of us who may be wondering - Now what? It's never too late to rediscover/redefine/reignite yourself. Come on, get up, and enjoy this walk with Harold!
For obvious reasons, I give this book 4.5/5
P.S. D., this would make a great itinerary for a trip to England!