"The writing is flawless; the seven days that the character had to re-live is told in details and isn't rushed...it is beautifully and genuinely written. The lessons and inspiration that one can take from this book are plenty: live life to the fullest, nothing lasts forever and you don't know what you have until it's gone. The depth of this story was astonishing. This is a kind of book that you will want to read while you are relaxing no matter where or when."
"The best of this novel echoes John Irving and his great imagination, storytelling, and love for his characters. It's an ambitious, far-fetched premise that the author pulls off quite well, allowing readers to suspend disbelief and enjoy what is referred to as fiction's continuous dream. Despite the dark themes of this novel-guilt, shame, feelings of unworthiness, death, suicide, war, and terrorism-the novel is for the most part a warm, interesting, and uplifting read. This is a moving story of loss, regret and salvation, of life as journey, and of souls as forever students."