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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