I was so touched with this book. The start is not very easy to follow. With different stories going on altogether. However as I followed the steps of Lou, or more correctly with the narrations of the author. Watching the magic done by the author.... Totally like the idea it reminds us to treasure those we love. You never know when is the last time you could say kind words to them, hug them tightly, kiss them on the cheek. We do not have Gabe with us after all. We have to do it ourselves....Continua
L'unica cosa bella di questo libro è che mi è stato regalato da un'amica conosciuta su anobii
Somehow I thought this would be chick lit - but it was a much better story than that - about relationships being more important than success and work. A good read.
In Dublin, business mogul Lou Suffern is a 24/7 workaholic who has no time for his family, who is tired of his failure to be there for them ever. On a brisk wintry morning in front of his office, Lou buys a hot cup of coffee for a homeless person and for no known reason offers Gabe a job in the mail room. Gabe in turn tells Lou his boss is having serendipitously lunch dates with his rival. Gabe tries to convince Lou how important family is, but the corporate officer is uninterested in his two children who are young and boring and his wife Ruth as he has a mistress. Lou realizes that Gabe can be in two places at one time and begs the man to help him do so. Gabe gives Lou a magical pill to clone himself. One Lou will close the real estate deal; the other goes home to his family as Gabe prays his "client" will learn the importance of loved ones. This is a fascinating version of A Christmas Carol as Lou thinks he is helping Gabe with an act of kindness, but Gabe is actually trying to help Lou place his priorities in order. The underlying message of this whimsical angelic story line is too simplified as Lou learns what matters between being "Ruthless" and being with Ruth and his other family members.
I thought that this book was beautifully written and i could not put it down. Although it is a sad story that made me cry, it makes you think about life and how to live it to the fullest! I have and will definately recommend this book.