The Wish List
5 journalers for this copy...
Meg is too good for hell and too bad for heaven.
Cast out of her own home after her mother's death, Meg is a drifter, a troublemaker. But after a botched attempt to rob an old man, Meg ends up in a very sticky situation. Her soul is up for grabs as the divine and demonic try every underhanded trick imaginable to claim it. Meg's only chance to redeem herself is to help the old man she robbed fulfill his list of last wishes... before time runs out.
Something I found about this book (can't remember where, I copied it on a piece of paper):
An unforgettable tale of life, death and an unexpected hereafter. Meg Finn is in trouble. When her first-ever real crime goes horribly wrong, Meg finds herself caught in a deadly dispute between Heaven and Hell. Her soul is up for grabs and every saint and demon between God and Satan wants to claim it. Meg has one chance to tip the scales in her favour, but it's a long shot. She must help an old man fulfil his "Wish List". Not an easy task when you're not even tangible! But with St Peter standing firm at the pearly gates, Meg has no choice but to try.
I just love Eoin Colfer's funny way of writing, all linked with some really good topics - some passages even made me shed a tiny tear!
Here are some quotations which I found really funny:
"Lowrie did not jerk backward in shock. He jerked backward because the careering chair flipped his cane from under him. He went down in a heap, grasping at the bookcase as he fell. Not a good move, really. The top-heavy shelving teetered past the correctable angle and crashed down on the old man." (p.43) (Note that I don't find funny what happens to poor old Lowrie, but the way it's described!)
"'Okay, boss,' said Belch compliantly, thinking that he'd be off like a bullet as soon as this elevator spat him out on planet Earth. Sayonara, hell, and farewell, stumpy demon in the girly dress.
'It's a kaftan,' said Beelzebub coolly.
'Woof,' croaked Belch. Seemingly his quadruped side dominated in times of stress.
'That's right,' continued hell's Number Two. 'I can read minds. Only weak ones, granted, but you're smack-bang in the middle of that category. Don't even think about escape, (...)'" (p. 62)
"'Oh, do you hear him, with his 'madam'. Yer a real smoothie. Like that fellow Sean Connery. Only ugly.'" (p. 160)
Reserved (as part of a book trade) for mallary!
On its way to mallary and her daughters - enjoy!
I can't wait for my girls to get home from school now so I can give them the books.
The Kite Runner and The Wedding are reserved for you.
My TBR Pile now has eight books on it.
I really, really enjoyed it.
Reserved for waderwomans daughter.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Enjoy the books! :o)
This is next in line on her Mt TBR
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Please do a journal entry-Thanks xx
Left propped up in the Ladies Loos.
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