Descriptions of Heaven is about questioning what is and what could be. After learning of the tragic news that Natalia’s cancer came back, Robert and his family start to ponder on life and death. They try to go on and live life as normal as they can but it progressively gets difficult with the inevitable looming in. What lies after death?
This work of art is incredibly poetic from beginning to end. Randal Eldon Greene paints his words with every array of colors imaginable. It’s simply beautiful and breathtaking. It’s really hard to put into words how I feel because though this is a very sad novella, it really makes you think and wonder what comes next. I liked that, for a family that doesn’t necessarily believe in religion per se, the unfortunate news of Natalia’s cancer spreading makes Robert and their son start to wonder where she will go after her passing. They held on to the hope that there can be more out there in the unknown, the mystery of it all. The lake monster mentioned was such a perfect metaphor too. Like Heaven, you hear so much about it and you're hopeful in its existence. The lake monster, Billy, is very similar as people are standing nearby in the hopes that they will get a glimpse of such a mystery.
I really enjoyed this novella and I highly recommend it. It’s so well-written and wonderful. It’s the perfect little book to read right before bed.
I give it a 4 out of 5 rating.