Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Ultimate Gift


I have really not been reading lately and I have started several books, just to put them down and not finish them. My sister saw this movie and recommended the book and so I sat down to read it. It is a quick read, doesn't take a lot of time but the lessons I have learned from this book I will remember always. I only wish it went into some more detail about his experiences, that was the only drawback.
The book is about an older very rich gentleman who has always given his family everything they wanted. When he passes away he divides his assets among his family, but to his selfish, self-centered nephew he gives what the uncle calls the ultimate gift. Through a series of requests and actions, the nephew does receive the ultimate gift from his great-uncle which is worth more than all the money in the world....
Now I gotta go check out the movie, see how it stands up to the book.

6 comments:

S & RA Beazer said...

I too watched the movie and thought it was wonderufl. I should read the book now.

Lauren Horsley said...

I've heard this book is much better than the movie and I'm really hoping that's the case. Because I was so disappointed at how poorly executed the movie was. Such a great storyline, interesting characters and a really cool moral - but it was all lost for me in bad acting, super cheesy lines and plot holes the size of Texas.
In the end, I still thought it was a sweet film for it's efforts. But given better writing/directing/acting it could've been AMAZING!

Thanks to this review, you've given me the courage to read the book! :)

Tierra Lynne said...

I just finished watching the movie w/ my girlfriends and We all thought it was such a sweet inspiring life/love movie.

I had heard that this was a book, so I'm looking forward to picking it up and reading it to see the more in-depth look at each gift that Jason goes through.

Bonnie B. said...

Saw the movie, loved the movie! Didn't know it was a book. I'll have to read it.

Bonnie B. said...

By the way, I'd totally love to join the book club!
boncor@msn.com

bensey said...

even though i could tell the movie was "budget," i still enjoyed the storyline behind it. but i didn't know it was a book either, so maybe i'll have to read it now.