Saturday, July 22, 2017
Book Review: Tuesdays with Morrie
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
To be told that we should think more of love and less of money is no doubt correct, but it's hard to put such advice into practice unless it is accompanied by some understanding of why we ever did otherwise.
Despite the obvious charm and good nature of both author and subject, in the end, the exhortations fall flat. Just as a well-meaning statement like ''We should all live in peace'' doesn't help avert wars, ''Tuesdays with Morrie'' finally fails to enlighten.
Morrie simply becomes for the reader a blank screen allowing them to project their own imaginations onto him, so they may experience what it might be like to die. But there is no catharsis in this and no lesson has been learned.