Monday, April 27, 2009

Oscar and the Lady in Pink by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

This, my dear friends, is a MUST READ for all! And the best part is....all it takes is probably 2-3 hours to finish this book! Isn't that grrreat? :) I owe this to Li Shian who found this book in BookXcess PJ and even gave me a copy of it! Thanks dear!

This story is about Oscar, who's only 10 years old and about to die. He meets Granny Rose whom he loves talking to. He thinks Granny Rose is the only adult who understands him most. Oscar doesn't believe in God until one day when Granny Rose successfully convinced him to write letters to God and tell Him about his thoughts, worries and fears.

What I liked most about this book is its honesty and witty charm. The ending is really touching and it shows how God works in mysterious ways. Don't get me wrong here. It's not a book about religion, but it's more about how we view life and death.

"People are frightened of dying because they're afraid of the unknown. But that's just it, what's the unknown? I don't think you should be frightened, Oscar, you should have faith in it. Look at God's face on the cross: he's suffering the physical pain, but he's not feeling any moral pain because he has faith. And as a result the nails actually hurt less." (Ponder on this for awhile.. :))

And this is one of my fav quotes from Oscar, when he was debating with Granny Rose about not having a solution to "Life", and Granny Rose says that there are several solutions to life and therefore no solution. But Oscar says this, "Well, this is what I think, Granny Rose, there's no solution to life except to live it." Isn't that brilliant? ;)

I'm sure you'd enjoy the book, reading the conversations Oscar has with Granny Rose and the letters he writes to God.

So go grab a copy now if you can! :)

Book image from: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n30/n153517.jpg

2 comments:

amin said...

what page is the quote on?

A Bookaholic said...

the last one is on pg77, the longer one is on pg53. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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