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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful! I loved this book, I cried through every single page!
Wonderful book. Great descriptions. Made me cry.
Good story but very depressing
Liked it much better than the movie - and I loved the movie!
There are very few books that I have read over and over. This is one of them!
Ten million times better than the movie!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The movie was based on this book.
This is a case where I liked the movie a LOT better than the book!
Better than the movie but a lot but I still didn't care for this book at all. The ending was really silly.
Great book!!! Great story!
It was a little crazy at times & hard to follow. Overall not the worst book I've ever read!
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.