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on 20 August 2017
It is definitely a book which makes one cry while reading, and it is a book on an extremely difficult topic. While studying we had hour long discussions about this topic, with the result, that every point had its counterpoint, and every good reason another one on the contrary. I have known people, who decided to die this way and I also have seen, how difficult this is for their loved ones and also for the doctors. Generally I would never want to take theoretically the right away from somebody else, to decide for himself on the other hand I feel one hundred percent PRO LIFE, and would want to find one Million reason to live for a person, who lost this will.
You really should go immense great lengths to preserve every life because life is endlessly cherishable. Here on this I very much agree with the book.
The one point, I do not understand is the title. "Me Before You" - I am not quite sure who is meant to say this in regard with the two main characters, but even when this question remains a bit uncertain, it sounds for me, as it would become some sort of ego game, at least, I do not find some other reason for this title, and if it would be like this, I would not like it, in terms of such a topic.
However, it is a topic, which leaves one helpless and confused and while thinking it deeply over, it contradicts itself at so many points. But from an idealistic point of view, you fight as long as you can with your own energy to preserve every life around you, and to do everything to make life worthwhile for everyone, and this is what the main character of the book does and this is beautiful.
A further thought to this topic is about comments on this book, which seem to reduce the book to its entertainment value, and by a topic as those, I somehow think this should not happen with topics as those, for my feeling.
It is a book which gives rise to deep thinking and thinking about the deep value of a life. Just again, the title of the book seems to me a bit controversial and I do not feel somehow comfortable with it in regard of the whole story and underlying thoughts.