Thursday, January 17, 2013
An unlikley pilgrimage
How to describe a novel like this? It is so many things it is. This is the story of Harold Fry, recently retired, whom one day to goes out to post a letter. The difference being, he then decides that he must go on a pilgrimage to visit an old friend, in the hopes that his walking will somehow keep her alive as she is dying of cancer. There are some unhappy threads to this story, but they are interwoven with hope, and humour. This book will catch you off guard, it will catch your imagination, and it will stick with you. Well worth picking it up and spending a few hours between its covers - great book.