I read this book about a year ago inbetween visiting times while Will was in hospital. It took me a few chapters to get into this book and to understand the style and pace of it. I can honestly say this book is absolutely fantastic. It is one of the best books I have ever read and was without a doubt my favourite read of 2013.
The story is simple; retired Harold Fry pops out to post a letter and ends up walking the entire length of the country.
I was intrigued by how this simple idea could fill a whole book. There is so much to this story you slowly piece together as you get snippets of memories and revelations.
I read some bad reviews before reading this book, saying it was boring and nothing happens. I thought the total opposite. So much happens in the not happening, if that makes sense? This book makes you start talking and thinking about subjects usually unsaid. Everyone has regrets, everyone is trying to find closure on something.
Reading his book will make you ask yourself some tough questions but it will also give you inspiration that it is never too late, there is always time to achieve more. I felt so inspired by this book, I read it at a particularly hard time in my life with Will struggling in hospital and it gave me hope. I couldn't read another book for about a week as I needed time to digest the story and answer some of the questions that came out through reading.
I am not doing this book justice, but I honnestly urge you to read it. Although if you are rubbish with geography, like me, you might need to have a map handy to understand where his journey takes him!