This is one of the best books I have read. I sobbed when I read the ending, and that was before Cliff had died.
Today, I would give anything to be in this position and I can remember thinking, when I read it, that if Cliff had no option other than to be like this, I would still have loved him and stayed with him.
It's weird because today I feel as though I was with Cliff my entire life, and perhaps through other lifetimes. I still feel him near me sometimes. I think about what he would do and say before I act (most of the time). So, I strongly identify with this story. My counsellor tells me that it is because love is eternal.
They have made the book into a movie and I'll wait for it to come out on DVD otherwise I'll go hysterical at the cinema ... and save it for when I need to have a really good cry, not the everyday crying that I do, but a big cry.
Here's the trailer:
and here's the book:
Don't say I didn't warn you!