Apparently this is a bestseller? Well roll up readers, if you can write down a long list of basic moralistic ideas, you're onto a bestselling novel yourself.
Synopsis: Boy inspired by university lecturer. Boy leaves university. Boy turns into a man and forgets about his once inspired ideals. Man sees old lecturer on TV and decides to meet him once last time.
Terminally ill Morrie then rants on at our main character for the rest of the book: family is important, live life to the max, money isn't everything, blah blah blah. After a sickening bombardment of patronising rudimentary moral lessons, Morrie begins to die. Boo Hoo. :-(
This book is unbearably cheesy. For example, the lecturer - Morrie- is from the Bronx, i.e. a once impoverished individual, who has climbed life's ladder against all odds. Not original.
Anyway, yes, this book is well written but it is uninspiring at best. In all honesty, unless you were brought up with as much philosophical insight as a squashed snail, you won't find anything new in this. However if your after a quick read and the meaning of life - yeh right - you can't go far wrong with Morrie.