Where Rainbows End

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

While I try to compose myself after reading a 400 plus-paged novel, I thought to write about how great it was overall. Cecelia Ahern surely fired her best shot at this one, probably in all her stories anyway, and this, by far, is the winning piece for me.

Recently, the book was republished titled after the movie adaptation, Love, Rosie, Where Rainbows End, is quite an amazing book—from its story to the unique way it’s written. Unlike the others I have read, this has a similar format to my Literature texts wherein the characters are simply talking. Only in the epilogue did a narrator appear.

It astonished me how it all started when Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart were merely six years old and ended when they were in their fifties. How is it possible to have their lives all compressed to 400 plus good pages?

I can’t even begin to describe how it incredibly written this entire story is, because it’s just too good. I think I even got the most number of quotes lifted from Where Rainbows End, some of which are:

  • “Then I wouldn’t have gotten used to him being around so much again.”
  • “I wake up in the morning and I feel like I’m missing something. I know that there’s something not right, and it takes me a while to remember what it is...then I remember. My best friend is gone.”
  • “Aim for what you want and the year will make sense.”
  • “What seems tragic now won’t even be an issue in a few years time.”
  • “I liked that I didn’t have to give out, correct people on their pronunciation or make threats.”
  • “I’m trying to convince myself that it was more than just the silence of the moment that changed my heart.”
  • “I would appreciate it if you wouldn’t make fun of a devastatingly difficult time in my life that left me feeling shattered and emotionally distraught.”
  • “In case you haven’t noticed, you and I are not involved in a romantic relationship.”
  • “It is absolutely normal for friends not to get along with each other’s spouses/partners.”
  • “There’s never going to be anyone good enough for your best friend.”
  • “I got the oddest feeling when you turned your back to me to walk down the aisle with Greg. It was a pang of jealousy. Is that normal?”

Read for yourselves while I see the move for mine!