P.S I Love You....



I just finished reading P.S I Love You. It wasn't as impressive as the movie, which had me forming lumps in my throat at many parts. This is surprising because a book is almost always better. But, here the book is around 450 pages long and gets really draggy towards the end.

The story is basically about a young married couple, Holly and Gerry and how they are crazy about each other until one day Gerry dies of brain tumor. Holly is crushed and does not know what to do. She has never loved a man other than Gerry and is having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that she will never see him again or wake up to find him beside her.

She spends weeks in bed, crying over him when suddenly her mom gives her a package that had been delivered to her shortly after Gerry's death. When the opens it, her jaw drops. Just before he died, Gerry wrote Holly ten letters, one for each month (for 10 months) which will guide her along the initial months after his demise, opening her up to a new life, that does not include him.

And towards the end, she somehow manages to move on and still keep Gerry alive in her heart while she gets over being haunted by his memories.

The title is so since all his letters to holly end with 'PS I Love You'.


The movie and the 500 page love novel may have been sappy but the mere idea behind it had me smiling. It was new and it was romantic.

I guess every woman wishes for a Gerry and every man wishes for a Holly. To see these characters come alive and how they face their biggest challenge was an amazing experience, going past all the not-so-great acting and the fake accents and the movie adaptation. Beyond all that, the meaning of the book would mean a lot to anyone. It doesn't necessarily mean you need to have lost a loved one to like PS I Love You. Anyone who believes in love, is in love and has lost love will find some part of their story in this book...

As Holly travels through Gerry's letters to rediscover herself, i travel along with her, finding the kind of love i had always hoped for too. One that would go beyond life and still stay the same.

Tomorrow, if i'm not around, Don't be sad, it's alright, stay your ground. I still love you no matter what they say, With this thought, we will unite one day.

Someday, whenever my life permits, i hope to fall hopelessly in love with a man and never wake up to find it a dream. And poor guy that he is, he'll have to put up with me for the rest of my life :)

Here's the OST of P S I Love You... Its brilliant...

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11 comments:

nan said...

ahem ahem! so which part did you associate yourself with?

Elithraniel Arawion said...

lol ummm..... holly? lol

mayz said...

have heard a lot abt this book n movie...but unless someone drags me n makes me forcibly sit down n watch this i doubt i will...mayb d temptation of a nice cuddle wud help

ps: anyone listenin :P

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ mayz

who are you hoping will listen? ;)

mayz said...

d night fairy :)

singlendacity89 said...

I LOVE THIS MOVIE!! I have watched this many many times... Tho I have not read the book at all...

This movie has so many real feelings etched into it.. I highly recommend it to anyone that has not seen it!

That means you Mayank!!! watch it.. you will love it even tho it is a chick flick!

Moonlight n Magnolias said...

:) :) :)

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@mayz

night fairies don't cuddle... ;)

@ single
its a beautiful movie :)

@iysh
u first read it maaa

Moonlight n Magnolias said...

I read it... I read it... I read it...!!!

brilliant book de... I wanna fall in love like this too... I totally agree with ur last line... I wanna fall hopelessly in love like this.. and never wake up to find it a dream... sighhhh.....

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@iysh
hahaha... :) it's that kinda book that'll make u wish every story was a happily ever after

Anonymous said...

Hey girls. I loved this film despite myself, because I thought the concept of leaving behind a message after death. I found a website called www.farawayfish.com, where you can do just the same as Gerry in the book did - you can save a profile about your life and emails to be sent out to your loved ones after you've died! Think it'll work in real life?