Having somewhat recently lost my son, I found this book to bring great comfort and thought about what happens when we die. A very satisfying read.
This was one of my favorite books EVER. I loved the descriptions of the afterlife. It was SO much better than the movie. I would highly recomment this book to anyone.
When is life really over? Is the end really just the start? Richard Matheson takes you threw a trip that will make you wonder, you will journey with Chris and his love for Annie.
Good book. It was fun of detail that you just can't get in the movie. It is the type of book that makes you think a little bit about what else is out there. It was just as good as the movie and has the same feel.
Unforgetable as a novel, What Dream May Come may yet suggest a reality which lingers just beyond the confines of our consciousness.
The book is as amazing as the movie - I would recommend seeing the movie first (which I rarely do!)because the movie portrays Matheson's visions superbly! Let your imagination and heart wander as you read this amazing book!
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful! I loved this book, I cried through every single page!
Several favorable reviews about this book persuaded me to read it, but it is not a book that I enjoyed. It seemed to be a pale retelling of Dante's Inferno, but unlike the dwellers in Dante's afterlife, the people in Matheson's "Summerland" and "lower realm" seemed more like zombies than real people. I also did not like the book's overall mystical, quasi-spiritualist tone, and thought that the ending was just plain awful.
Liked it much better than the movie - and I loved the movie!
Heaven and hell as a state of mind? Totally works for me. While I thought the narrative part of the story stumbled a bit at the end, Matheson's principles contributed greatly to my ideals of what's next. Summerland.
Ten million times better than the movie!
Wonderful book. Great descriptions. Made me cry.
There are very few books that I have read over and over. This is one of them!
I struggled through reading this book. It's a short read but the main character is, to me very selfish and whiny. I felt like was reading the book equivalent of a restless child asking "Are we there yet?" I'm glad others found comfort in the story of Chris and Ann and of Summerland, but I was not impressed.
What Dreams May Come, the hit movie starring Robin Williams, touched numerous readers with its convincing portrait of life after death. The book is so different and much more uplifting as a husband risks his soul to save his wife from despair. A very "wow" read.
What Dreams May Come is a love story between average people who have lived a normal life together, but with a bond that transcends even death. It's also a different take on the afterlife, combining religious, scientific, and new age ideas in a way that demonstrates that birth, life, death, purgatory, heaven, and hell are what we make of them. (It's also little to nothing like the movie)
Good story but very depressing
The novel that became the hit movie! After life there is more! The end is just the Beginning!
Such a good book, SO much better and different from the movie.
This book seems like its about afterlife but its really a love story about a man willing to leave heaven and go to hell where his wife is to save her. However, most of the book is spent describing the lead character's death experience and what heaven, called Summerland, was like.
It has been a very long time since I have seen the movie, but I think I can honestly say that I liked the movie better than the book. This is a love story of soul mates.
Too often the book had the feel of a lecture...not that the lecture is bad, it is good. It does not read like a regular novel - more like a pleasant text book. It does have very good imagery and the premise itself is wonderful. For many people the story would be uplifting and offer some excellent viewpoints of what happens when we die.
I would certainly recommend this book to anyone that is looking for comfort.
Better than the movie but a lot but I still didn't care for this book at all. The ending was really silly.
I read this book when it wsa first published and LOVED it. I was so excited when the movie came out - what a disappointment. They changed way too much. I recommend you read the book even if (or especially if!) you didn't like the film. A wonderful love story!
Great book!!! Great story!
It was a little crazy at times & hard to follow. Overall not the worst book I've ever read!
The movie was based on this book.
This is a case where I liked the movie a LOT better than the book!
Not one of my favorites...and okay read.
I haven't read the book yet, but I loved the movie.
I haven't read the book yet, but I loved the movie which is one of my favorites!!!
A heart-warming story of a past Olympic equestrian contender who loses everything then slowly wins it back through the love of a horse. Horse lovers will enjoy this one.