Thanks for the memories book review
Joyce Conway, an Irish woman faces hard knocks in her life – a failed marriage, loss of an unborn child, a terrible accident and how much she doesn’t want to face all the concerned sorry faces. With her marriage life in pieces, Joyce shifts back with her seventy five year old father.
A blood transfusion saves her life from the accident. Since then she starts to remember places she has never been to, she starts eating meat, she learns new languages over night. Joyce gets visions and dreams of a young blonde girl. She lives the memories that doesn’t belong to her.
On the other side, Justin Hitchcock a divorced handsome man travels from Chicago to Dublin just to be near his daughter, Bea. Justin is an art and architecture lover and he arrives to Dublin as a guest lecturer. He is very lonely and has not dated anyone since his marriage broke off. He is persuaded to donate blood and he does it only to impress Doctor Sarah.
Justin starts to see Joyce every where he goes in Dublin but doesn’t get a chance to meet her properly. Apart from the mystery girl, he wants to know who received his blood. He has given something straight from his heart and he feels it is very special. He really wants to know whose life he has saved.
Joyce starts to track her donor. She believes its the donors memories that has linked them together. Can few drops of blood change their life’s completely?
“sometimes we need all the glue we can get, just to hold ourselves together.”
― Cecelia Ahern, Thanks For The Memories
After reading Cecelia ahern’s debut novel P.S. I Love You, I became a huge fan of the author and started tracking all of her books and reading them. Where Rainbows End and Thanks For The Memories are worth reading. We have posted our reviews on our website for the other two books too.
Thanks for the memories is a magical book written by Cecelia Ahern. The story might sound unreal apart from it , it is a very beautiful story. There is no mystery in it and it has a predictable plot. Characterisations of the supporting characters like Joyce’s father and Justin’s brother Al and his wife Doris was very good.
Joyce’s father needs a special mention, his character and his hilarious dialogues made him stand out and was enjoyable and he had me laughing out loud most of the times.None of the characters had a perfect life, everyone were flawed which is also why it did seem a little bit realistic on the characters part.
The entire story is told in two point of views. One from Joyce’s perspective and the other from Justin’s view.Two parallel stories arriving at one common destination.The humour kept the book going and the thought of ‘will they ever know’ made me get more drawn to the book. There was a huge twist in the end that broke my predictions.
It is a easy to read book and as I read, I fell in love with Cecilia Ahern’s writing style even more. It is an incredible romantic comedy that will hook you up right from the beginning till the very last page. If you need a good book this vacation you can definitely read this book. And you will remember it for a long time
The best quote from this book is,
We all get lost once in a while, sometimes by choice, sometimes due to forces beyond our control. When we learn what it is our soul needs to learn, the path presents itself. Sometimes we see the way out but wander further and deeper despite ourselves; the fear, the anger or the sadness preventing us returning. Sometimes we prefer to be lost and wandering, sometimes it’s easier. Sometimes we find our own way out. But regardless, always, we are found.”
― Cecelia Ahern, Thanks For The Memories.
Our rating for thanks for the memories – 3.5/5
TITLE – Thanks For The Memories
AUTHOR – Cecelia Ahern
GENRE – Romance novel, psychological fiction.
PAGE COUNT – 373
PUBLISHER – Hapercollins
ORGINALLY PUBLISHED – 2008