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Preview — Schutzengel by Paulo Coelho
A Magical Tale About Forgiving Our Past and Believing in Our Future
The enchanting, true story of The Valkyries begins in Rio de Janeiro when author Paulo Coelho gives his mysterious master J., the only manuscript for his book The Alchemist. Haunted by a devastating curse, Coelho confesses to J., "I've seen my dreams fall apart just when I seemed about to achieve them." I...more
They said this was the most "boring" book Coelho ever wrote. I say they're wrong.
We all grow up and deny wonderful spiritual experiences only to try so hard to find them again as adults.
The book tells of Coelho's journey in the late 80s with his wife in the Mojave desert in search of a band of warrior women dressed in leather preaching about faith called the Valkyries, so he can learn from them how to see his guardian angel.
My favorite part was when the leader of the valkyries told Paulo that he needs not j ...more
Angels Brought me Here
(A book Review of Paulo Coelho's The Valkyries)
In the Author’s Note at the back of this book Paulo Coelho said: "Anyone who has read The Valkyries, will know that this book is very different from The Pilgrimage, The Alchemist and Brida" — true enough it is.
The Valkyries sets off in Brazil when Paulo’s Master, J., gives him (yet another) a task: "to break the curse" by speaking with his angels. One week later, he and his wife Christina are on the road to the starkly beautifu ...more
لا تخلو أعمال باولو كويلو من ذاك الجزء الخيالي صعب التصديق ، لكن هذه الرواية كانت الأقرب للواقع ،
استطعت الارتباط بمعظم مواقفها و حوارها و أفكارها
ربما لان باولو جعل من نفسه و زوجته ابطال هذه المغامرة
مغامرة تحفز كل شخص لايجاد الأفضل في نفسه ، لتوسيع مداركه ، تعلمه ان لكل شيء حدان
اعجبني أنه أكد أن الإنسان هو وسيلة لارادة عظمى ( الملائكة بنظره ) و أن على الإنسان أن يساعد ملاكه لحمايته ( الأخذ بالأسباب )
و لربما كانت قراءتي للرواية باللغة الانكليزية من اهم عوامل إعجابي بها ^_^
I found the third person narrative quite annoying to begin with, it is very perplexing to me as to why someone would choose to write about themselves in the third person. However writing is a cont ...more
I wasn't interested in motorcycles, much less motorcyclists and lesbians behaving as motorcyclists to boot. So this was a little incredulous, ...more
The Valkyries turn out to be a bunch of biker chicks or " warrior women" they meet at a tru ...more
THere is a page long passage in the epilogue. I believe, my reason for reading this book when I did was to come across this passage. It's starts off:
"The day will come when the problem of hunger can be solved through the miracle of the multiplication of the bread[…]"
Lovely story. And I'm sure Valhalla was the female placing the flowers at the si ...more
The Valkyries is my third Coelho. I asked for it for Christmas, having picked a Coelho title at random, and now that I’ve read it, I think that it’s perfect that I read this one third, after By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept and The Alchemist. This is the incredibly personal, true story of Paulo Coelho’s life journey from Satan worshiper to spiritual magus, to an emotionally frantic man searching for his guardian angel.
To underst ...more
The Valkyries is a description of one of his own personal encounters amidst the desert, where he gained calmness and clarity whilst searching for his angel.
A few souls who I have conversed to about Paulo Coelhos writing sometimes struggle to relate to his stories, because the manner in which Coelho depicts his stories is through his own belief of Christianity. Many struggle to read any books of wisdom that share the ...more
And each man kills the thing he loves,
By all let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword.
My first impression to it was, "That's a total lie! It can't be true for everyone." But as I'd turned over the page, I found out that the master (J.) of the protagonist (Paulo) ...more
The book has started off well with poetic words and exciting events. Yet, it unfortunately has not been able to hook me to it until the end. Dis ...more
It portrays the adventure of the author and his wife (Chris) as they set out to Mojave desert to learn to find his guardian angel. I find myself empathizing with Chris, the inner struggles an sacrifices she had to go through for the love of her husband. And in the process, expanding her soul and saving their marriage.
The book contain ...more
"Du sade: 'Se dig omkring, här är mitt ansikte. Jag är platsen där du befinner dig, var du än är. Du kommer att svepas in i min mantel med dess solstrålar om dagen och dess stjärnor som glimmar om natten.'" (En ängel sa så enligt Coelho. Jag ty ...more
كالعاده باولو والارواح والتحدث مع الطبيعه وسحر كل شئ ... ياخذنا الكتاب فى رحله فى الصحراء.. حيث يؤمن البطل بوجود ملاكه الخاص الذى يحميه ويريد رؤيه هذا الملاك والتحدث معه ...
يقوم الرحله مع زوجته التى لا تؤمن بالسحر ولكنها تحب مشاركته فى ما يؤمن به .. تكون بجانبه طوال الرحله وتأبى فراقه .. تكلم ملاكها من قبله وتشعر بوجوده يحميها وتكتفى بهذا القدر ..
بمرور الوقت تتعلم بعض الاشياء وتساعد زوجها فى فهم بعض الاشياء الاخرى وتقبل طبيعه بعض الاشياء ..
يقابلن فتيات فالكيرى ويحدث صراع بين زوجته وتلك الفتاه ...more
On the other hand, and I'm really sorry to say that, his personality that he reveals is so annoying. I had the same problem in one of his newer books, The Aleph. I understand that it must have been way harder to write about himself and his private life than about some fic ...more
Although it's more of an autobiography, it would have been better without Chris init.
Personally this wasn’t to my liking; but there were few areas that reassured me about how I perceive life; that was the only thing I could relate to in this novel.
On a quest in the Mojave Desert, Coelho encounters a group of "interesting" women who call themselves "Valkyries". Asking for their help, Coelho wishes to connect with his Guardian Angel, the only being that can free him from his burdens.
Though it didn't reach equal heights as "The Alchemist", "By the river ...more