Rated of 5
I know this is not a forum to critique other people's reviews, but to be brief, I think Lauren's review directly below this one is rather unfair, and in my opinion, she missed the whole point of the book. The author's view of heaven's 'topography' didn't match her view, and that clouded her from the real message, which is that no matter who you are in this world--- no matter what religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other beliefs--- you mean something and you've made a great difference. Eddie's journey through the afterlife clearly shows how a depressed, lonely man can grow to realize he matters after all. It sounds like a great message to me, even if the description of the afterlife in it is one I don't totally agree with. Personally, I dont think that should bother any of us. After all, we won't know 100 percent what the after life looks like until we get there, no matter what spiritual belief system we may have.