Funeral with a View #(2020)
- Title: Funeral with a View
- Author: Matt Schiariti
- ISBN: -
- Page: 388
- Format: Kindle Edition
Thirty two year old Richard Franchitti didn t believe in love at first sight until he met free spirited Catherine and started a brand new life A devoted father and husband, Richard fought to keep his family together when it would have been easier to walk away.Tragedy left him with unfinished business.Now a disembodied spirit, Richard relives his most important days FromThirty two year old Richard Franchitti didn t believe in love at first sight until he met free spirited Catherine and started a brand new life A devoted father and husband, Richard fought to keep his family together when it would have been easier to walk away.Tragedy left him with unfinished business.Now a disembodied spirit, Richard relives his most important days From the beginnings of unconditional love, to the joy of his daughter s birth, and all of the difficult times in between, each treasured moment brings him closer to answering the question Why am I still here He was born Richard Franchitti, but his friends call him Ricky Welcome to his funeral.
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Disclaimer I was provided a free copy in exchange for a review And I am also a friend of the author s Having said that, Funeral With a View is one of the better books you ll read this year.The story of Richard Franchitti will, of course, immediately bring to mind Frank Capra s timeless classic film It s a Wonderful Life But instead of seeing what life was like without him, our guy looks back upon his life and wonders what s left for him to do.Richard Franchitti is an ordinary man And as we all k [...]
A Five Hanky Read I cried while reading the ARC On a construction site In front of 30 guys And that s probably all you really need to know about the book Rick Franchitti is happily married man trying to talk to his wife on the cellphone when he has an unfortunate encounter with a beer truck that leaves him dead but still tethered to his body During his funeral he relives the many high and low points of his courtship and married life Without going into too many details Rick is a character who ado [...]
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I ve been waiting for this blasted thing for a year Okay, over a year I was part of both the beta and ARC teams, but I always prefer to read the final version of a book so I know how it ends up.I loved it a year ago, and I love it even now Matt Schiariti is one of my favorite authors for good reason His stuff is hilarious, but not in a cheesy way, and it has enough drama to keep you glued to it.WARNING This book has feels Strong o [...]
I was given this book from the author in exchange for a fair review thank you When the person over the blog that I submit my reviews to ask me to review this book, I was likeh it s kinda paranormal isn t it I don t do anything paranormal, ever I read Twlight, but that is as much as paranormal as I ever got Jude was like, noooo, not really So, I went into this book with a preconceived notion that I wasn t going to like this book I read a little bit oh, great he is a ghost Ugh Well, if you know me [...]
There is so much to this wonderful book that it s hard to know where to begin a review Funeral with a View is a poignant tale of one man s life and experiences When Richard Franchitti s life is brought to an untimely end by a freak accident, he finds himself in an out of body experience as he attends his own funeral and relives the memories both beautiful and tragic of his all too short life Ricky is not a perfect man, but I think he epitomizes a good man a man that others would look up to and a [...]
As I read the opening scene of Funeral with a View, I braced myself for a depressing read After all, it s hard to expect a happy ending when the main character starts off the book by dying But Matt Schiariti s second full length novel surprised me by being both less gloomy and heart wrenching than I expected.Ricky and Cat are ordinary people, and their story is an ordinary one, with a few twists What makes it extraordinary is the way it s told Ricky is the narrator of his own story, from beyond [...]
This is a 3 1 2 star read for me I heard about this book through a friend who was constantly posting about it and then I was in the same facebook group as the author This peeked my interest I already read Words with Fiends but that short story was not in a genre that I normally read in Funeral with a View on the other hand was defiantly my genre but I was still hesitant because I am not a fan of the cover Yes, I judge book covers and I m honest about it Anyways, I picked up this book and started [...]
This is the first book that I have read from this author and I can tell you it won t be my last Matt Schiariti has captured so many emotions that are true to the human spirit in just this one book.Richard Franchitti has been hit by a truck at the beginning of this story and dies, the end But it s not the end, it s only the beginning After his death he relives his life from the time he was young and getting to know his future wife, till his death Such a true to life story, not drama, so many of t [...]
Another captivating story by Matt Schiariti This book felt very real to me The characters aren t perfect and larger than life, they are just normal people that are easy to relate to If you are looking for something different, something that has heart, wit, a few twists, and feels real, then Funeral With a View is just what you are looking for I read this book almost two months ago and I m STILL feeling it.I ll read anything Matt Schiariti writes, I even love his blog His style is witty and engag [...]
This book begins when the main character is hit by a beer truck and then dies He is attending his funeral as a ghost and reminiscing on his life The book is then told in flash backs This is a really touching and poignant story The pacing is really good I liked Rick The writing is good and also clever and funny This writer does have a great talent for characterization and dialogue This book was amazing and sad and had me on the verge of tears I loved it Really really 5 stars
This is honestly one of the best books of 2014 I am looking forward to future books from Matt Schiariti.
How would you like to be at your funeral Really enjoyed this book.
This book has it all This wonderful story has left a huge impact on me Truly touched my heart for the love and forgiveness it conveys.
Loved it.Little schmaltzy, but in a good way I frittered away a whole afternoon in my jammies Cried a little, laughed a little All in all, an enjoyable read.
I received this book to give an honest review.You know when I read the title I figured it was probably going to be a sad book but it was actually far from it It was hilarious a majority of the time Yes there was some sadness but I found the book far enjoyable than I planned to This is a story about Richard He is viewing his funeral and we go from the past to the in between to the present of where he is now And that I enjoyed doing I loved reading about his life and how he lived I enjoyed his re [...]
We follow the story of Ricky Franchitti, a successful graphic designer and loving family man, whose life comes to a tragic end Manifesting as a ghost tethered to his mortal remains, Ricky observes the events of his own funeral, reliving the highs and lows of his life while learning just how much of an impact he s made on the people around him Provocative and touching, FUNERAL WITH A VIEW could very well be a slice out of anyone s life, or even death The dialogue is rich and natural, with many hi [...]
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review While it would be easy to say that Funeral With a View is, on the surface, a ghost story, it is so much than that It goes a lot deeper because it is ultimately about the relationships between individuals I found that I was drawn into the story from the prelude Funeral With a View is written well, and the flow of the story maintains its pace With all those things being true, what really stood out in my [...]
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.This is a tough review for me usually as I read a book I keep a Word doc going so that I can easily keep track of my thoughts both negative and positive Reading this book, I was just so bored I didn t have any productive thoughts worthy of noting nothing good to say, but nothing terrible to say either The book is fairly well written, though could use a little help with grammar at times.The characters, while horribly boring are very well devel [...]
Ricky is a graphics designer with a Best Friend named Bill Catherine used to date Bill but after they didn t work out Ricky and Catherine fell in love This book is about Ricky reliving moments in his life during his funeral He s not really sure why he is there hanging around But each newcomer seems to stir up a new memory Some good Some bad Some wonderful and some awful My Opinion 3 3 3 3 3 I have read some of Matt s other work and this book is definitely different then what I have read before I [...]
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Have you ever wondered what happens to us when we die Is there a heaven or hell For Richard Rick Franchitti there is neither He finds himself floating around his body at his own funeral Rick is watching his loved ones and people he met throughout his life coming to pay their respects It s difficult watching his family, especially his wife Catherine grieve for him Catherine made a collage of pictures of him and while looking at certa [...]
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Where to begin Words I should use words.This book was beautiful, like a celebration of life You get Ricky s good times, as well as the bad ones As corny as it sounds, this book is a reminder to all to live life to the fullest It s about forgiving and letting go of the grudges you may hold, and to try to enjoy every moment, so when you look back on your life, you can say it wasn t all a waste of time.I think some of us have wondered [...]
I received a copy of Funeral with a View for a review I am so glad that I received a copy because on the surface Funeral with a View is not a book I would have picked up to read on my own I really enjoyed reading it It s a great read that explores an interesting topic.I have never read a book where the main character has passed away but is still hovering around I kind of expected at some point to find out that Richard wasn t really dead but instead in a coma or something That doesn t happen, and [...]
This is an interesting and unique approach to a love story I liked how the MC s story was told in flashbacks, building up to the end The authors use of foreshadowing was pretty good, although maybe a little too obvious but I might be perceptive than the average reader, not to brag or anything, LOL I liked how the MC was talking to me, the reader, throughout the story My one real complaint is that there were a few too many spelling grammar errors for a book of this size There were not a whole lo [...]
This story is so alive and heartfelt A bit odd to say alive considering Rick is dead and experiencing his life over in spirit form but nonetheless you could feel everything The story flows so well and it is so hard to put down The characters are believable, every day people and ghosts LOL and that alone makes you fall in love with this story I can t fully express the grip on my heart this book had There were so many tears shed throughout this story And I would definitely recommend the whole worl [...]
Review for Razzlefraternizer s ReviewsReceived free copy for my honest opinionSo with a title like this I figured it would be a sad sappy story I love how this story unfolded It s not a death story, but a living life story I loved this book The story was so well written and the characters were so well written and so personal You really get sucked into these people s lives There were some tear jerker moments, but they made the story that much better Definitely a must read
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