Belching Words

Thanks for the Memories- A Review

Posted in books., interests. by Lex on September 30, 2009

Thanks for the Memories

by Cecilia Ahern

How is it possible to know someone you’ve never met?

When almost everything is taken away from you, expect replacements. Joyce Conway with her child and marriage gone, inexplicably speaks languages she never knew, possess knowledge about who and when this Italian Architecture was built, remembers faces she have never met, and knows about a person’s deep secret. As she tries to find out who owns this borrowed memories and knowledge and how she could possibly explain her sanity, she suspects that it could be the donor who donated blood to her when she was hospitalized. Was she right? In this, the story takes turn to Justin Hitchcock, a person who’d put donating blood as the last thing he’d ever do but was forced because.. of course, men are egoistic and he needs to impress this beautiful doctor with a black lace bra. With his marriage already broken and job that meant teaching bored and uninterested students, he receives a basket of muffins, his newspaper delivered to his front door with a hot coffee, a chauffeur driver, front seat tickets to the opera.. all from an anonymous person! Could this be the very person whom he shared his blood with?

Thanks for the Memories keeps my heart beating faster than usual, keeps my blood rushing like there’s no tomorrow at every page. It makes me appreciate every surprise my young life ever had. It takes the readers a peek to a different, deeper meaning of the word, coincidence which after taking further notice, is fate after all.

This novel gives wise words to the inexperienced ones (the young, that is) in every important statement, gives the readers the thrill and suspense at every change of scene, makes us slam the table hard at every chance the protagonists could have met but missed, humors us at every shout of th Vikings and every stupid reaction Doris makes, and melts our hearts at how everything ended in the best possible way.

If you’re looking for words to touch your heart and get into the core of your bones, you better run to the bookstore now and witness Cecilia Ahern’s genius.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5!

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  1. DennisVega said, on September 30, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! :)


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