The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce


If one has a goal and works to get it, the universe will conspire to help him achieve it.

Harold Fry, 65, retired sales person at a brewery. He walks over 500 miles from the south of England to the North to visit a dying former coworker. A 21st century pilgrimage.

Queenie Henessey. In a hospice. Cancer ridden. Sends Harold a letter and this letter accompanied by a sense of guilt triggers Harold's Odyssey.

Maureen Fry. Married to Harold. English and proper. Life and events lead to a schism with Harold and this pilgrimage and journey may help put things in their right place.

Harold Fry, is an endearing character. You would not want to leave him after meeting him.

The writing is beautiful and poetic. An eye for details in flora and fauna.

There was a lot of minor characters. Some were there for a brief sentence or a paragraph. I wish there was less of them and more focus on Harold and his struggle to reach the end point.