A Letter from the Dead
M. Sarwar, MD, FACR.
Reviewed by Janet Reeves for Reader Views (07/14)
Article first published as Book Review: ‘A Letter from the Dead’ by M. Sarwar, MD, FACR. on Blogcritics.
In “A Letter from the Dead” by M. Sarwar, MD, FACR, the author dies and narrates a letter as his experience of what happens after death. After dying and watching his funeral, Sarwar has a meeting with God to determine his fate. Based on his good deeds on Earth he gets to choose between heaven and hell.
Sarwar, after making his visit to heaven, noticed that everything was quiet, pretty and clean. People were not smiling or dancing or the least bit enthusiastic. Sarwar then makes a trip to hell and notices that the people are having fun, laughing and did not seem lonely like those in heaven, until the intensity of the heat increases according to the lack of good deeds.
Sarwar requests that he go to heaven and that he be allowed to visit hell once in a while and return to heaven upon request. Even though God had never had such an odd request, it was granted.
Sarwar’s trips to hell were interesting interviews with the people there to find out what they did that brought them to hell. Sarwar stays long enough to connect with that person and when it gets hot; he goes back to heaven and regroups for a several days. Sarwar sees many people from different religions while they stand in line to see God; he sees all of the different religions being represented. The way the author pulls all of this together is very entertaining, to say the least.
This was a quite interesting novella. As some would have it, most of us will all be in hell and the chosen ones will be in heaven. No one really knows what really happens when you die. The author makes it very clear at the beginning of this book that he does not intend on offending anyone and that this is merely a work of fiction. “A Letter from the Dead” by M. Sarwar, MD, FACR, was very easy to read and I enjoyed reading this novella very much. I recommend this title for those with open minds and anyone who can enjoy the humor in the message.