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Arvet efter dig (2015)

av Jojo Moyes

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Serier: Me Before You (2)

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Jag vill att du ska leva ett bra liv. Jag vill att du ska leva. Med all min kärlek, Will Det har gått arton månader sedan Will Traynor valde att avsluta sitt liv på Dignitaskliniken. Lou Clark blev ensam kvar, och nu tampas hon med skuldkänslor över att hon inte lyckades förmå Will att fortsätta leva, samtidigt som hon själv ställs inför en hel rad nya utmaningar. Hon lovade Will att våga mer och att leva sitt liv fullt ut. Men hur? Och om man upplevt att kärleken ibland lämnar en med outsäglig sorg och saknad, vågar man då bli kär igen? Jojo Moyes uppföljare till succéromanen Livet efter dig är fylld av stora känslor, humor, svåra val och en stor dos igenkänning. [Publit]… (mer)
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I wish they had focused more on Louisa rather than introducing Lily. This book could have been so so much better. ( )
  AzuraScarlet | Aug 1, 2020 |
Braced for impact because of the negative reviews. Was pleasantly surprised. Yes, Louisa can be a bit frustrating - she's marooned by grief and terrified to leave the pathetic safety net she's built around herself. But, the book is funny and the characters are interesting and I liked the ending enough to want to know what happens next. ( )
  wills2003 | Jul 30, 2020 |
This didn’t seem all that necessary since Me Before You left off at a place that I was content with, but I enjoy Lou, so I was happy enough to catch up with her even if where she’s at over the course of this novel was a bit underwhelming.

I read the previous book only a matter of weeks before so I probably wasn’t entirely ready to imagine Lou with someone other than Will and maybe that’s why I wasn’t really feeling sparks between Lou and this new guy either. A medical situation as a turning point in the relationship also didn’t help the comparisons going on in my head and it even detracted a little from what she shared with Will given that it prompted me to momentarily wonder if Lou has some sort of fetish for men in crisis.

Will’s parents and a female who I won’t specify for fear of spoilers, provided my favorite moments here, their connection to Will and how that connection affected Lou, brought out a level of emotion I craved and found lacking in other areas of the book. While the female I won’t name can be frustrating at times, you see where she comes from, you have an understanding of why she reacts the way she reacts to situations, so more often than not I just felt for her and wanted Lou to do the growing up and be who this person needed.

Lou attends a grief group throughout the book, their exchanges are at times humorous and at times poignant, mostly though, Lou didn’t seem as emotionally or verbally involved as other members of the group so many of those scenes came off like filler.

I had a similar feeling about Lou’s parents, while occasionally poignant, occasionally humorous, and something some marriages do go through, it’s a secondary story that seemed like it was often just taking up space that I would have rather had Lou fill by seeing her take a few more steps in building her own life. I had such mixed feelings about where Lou was at in this story. I get that Lou was stuck, it’s realistic that she’d regress after Will so I totally understand the lack of forward momentum for her in this book, it makes sense, at the same time though left with that image of Lou in Paris at the end of Me Before You, that set me up for I guess unreasonable expectations for what her journey in this book might entail. Maybe book three will more match up with what I had in mind. ( )
  SJGirl | Jul 26, 2020 |
"After You" picks up 18 months after the events of "Me Before You". We find Louisa Clarke stuck in a dead-end job at the City Airport’s Irish-themed pub, where she watches the planes come and go, knowing her own life has pretty much come to a halt. At night, she sits out on her roof, drinking white wine, feeling sorry for herself, until the night she accidentally falls off her roof and for a moment thinks she is paralyzed. The accident is the first in a series of events that force Louisa to confront the ghosts that haunt her. When sixteen year old Lily turns up at her door, claiming to be Will’s daughter and wanting to know all about him, Louisa is forced to play a parental role. Louisa is also confused by her attraction to the ambulance driver, Sam, whom she meets on her way to the hospital after her accident.

We gets lots of humor, especially regarding Louisa’s family, as well as the very quiet and understated Traynor family. In "After You" we see more of Louisa’s world, including characters old and new. Her family takes on a larger role, along with her support group. Louisa finds a new purpose in life, but maybe isn’t learning the lessons she needs to move forward. "After You" doesn’t pack the same level of emotion as "Me Before You", nor did it evoke the same type of connection, but it’s a quieter, realistic story of how one struggles with grief, while finding the way forward.

The plot itself felt a little weak. I spent 90 percent of the book disliking both Louisa and Lily, but ultimately I did enjoy catching up with the characters. There just seemed to be so much going in this book that, at times, it seemed like the author tried to do too much with the story. "After You" was enjoyable enough, but it will always be eclipsed by its predecessor. If you loved "Me Before You", it's likely you will find "After You" enjoyable, but a bit muddled at times. I listened to the audio version narrated by Anna Acton, who did a good job. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jul 2, 2020 |
Please note this review has spoilers in it for "Me Before You."

So I read the first book in this series and gave it four stars. I didn't like the ending and all of the reasoning for Will deciding suicide was the answer and him having Lou and his parents all standby as he dies. I really thought Will was selfish and hoped that whatever future Lou had, she would use the money that Will left her to move on and have a happy life. Well this book was all "surprise, her life is horrible." Yep. Lou has not moved on in the two years since Will's death. She's partially estranged from her mother and is living in London in a soulless flat and at a terrible job.

The main reason why I can't give this book above one star is that it was terrible from beginning to end. The character of Lou is a horrible stand-in for the character we had in the last book. She throws herself into taking care of someone that is related to Will (no spoilers) and just ignores opportunities being thrown at her in the romance and job areas. There's a dumb side-plot with Lou's parents, and we do get to see the Traynor family again. Although I hated the multiple POVs in the last book, maybe they should have been in this one with Will's mother, father, and sister, or someone other than Lou and the random person that Lou gets fixated on.

"Me Before You" follows Louisa (Lou) two years after the suicide of Will Traynor. Lou is a shell of a person, because watching someone commit suicide really will mess you up inside. When Lou gets drunk and falls off a roof (yes this happened) she ends up convalescing back with her parents. However, Lou eventually returns to London for reasons and then meets someone with a surprising connection to Will. Instead of Lou moving on and growing up, she is stuck until the last page with what would Will do and what would Will tell me to do.

Lou is a pale shadow of the Lou we got in the last book. I know that Moyes apparently wrote this sequel due to readers demand when the movie came out. But seriously though, didn't the movie not do well? Eh. Either way, she decided that her fanbase wanted a sequel and she gave us this. I don't know if she's messing with us or what.

I think many readers imagined Lou in Paris, Tokyo, London, living a glamorous life. Instead she's working at an airport bar and wearing a terrible costume. Her flat is just plain and she hasn't bothered to do a thing with it. She starts going to a grief counseling group and lies to them about what happened to her. She has random conversations with her sister and still texts Nathan (Will's physical therapist from the last book) but she has no friends and no life.

There are random sparks of old Lou in this book, but not many. We get to see that when she tells off her ex (I cracked up) and when she gets a little dirty with her new romantic lead in this one. But that is about it.

The secondary characters are barely there. We just focus on the person with the connection to Will and they sucked from beginning to end. I was over the whole story-line almost as it was introduced to us.

The writing was repetitive. The flow was awful. It felt like most of the book was the same thing being discussed (Will, moving on, going to take a new job, her romance with EMT Sam, etc.).

The ending just leaves us with Lou off on a new direction. I have no idea why there was a third book made about Lou. I see from reviews it was widely panned by a lot of readers. I will not be reading it. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
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"Du hast mir kein verdammtes Leben übrig gelassen, oder? Von wegen. Du hast einfach nur mein altes Leben kaputt gemacht. Es in einen Scherbenhaufen verwandelt. Was soll ich jetzt mit den ganzen Bruchstücken anfangen? Wann wird es endlich..." Ich streckte die Arme aus, bekommen Gänsehaut in der kühlen Nachtluft und merke, dass ich wieder einmal weine. "Fuck you, Will", flüstere ich. "Fuck you dafür, dass du mich verlassen hast." (S. 18/19)
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Jag vill att du ska leva ett bra liv. Jag vill att du ska leva. Med all min kärlek, Will Det har gått arton månader sedan Will Traynor valde att avsluta sitt liv på Dignitaskliniken. Lou Clark blev ensam kvar, och nu tampas hon med skuldkänslor över att hon inte lyckades förmå Will att fortsätta leva, samtidigt som hon själv ställs inför en hel rad nya utmaningar. Hon lovade Will att våga mer och att leva sitt liv fullt ut. Men hur? Och om man upplevt att kärleken ibland lämnar en med outsäglig sorg och saknad, vågar man då bli kär igen? Jojo Moyes uppföljare till succéromanen Livet efter dig är fylld av stora känslor, humor, svåra val och en stor dos igenkänning. [Publit]

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