Paulo Coelho: A Warrior's Life: The Authorized Biography
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It was good to see how difficult his formative years were and they are quite similar to everybody else.
It was terrifying to see how he dabbled with satanism and was almost consumed by it. It was also refreshing to see ...more
I have read only two books by Coelho (Alchymist and Veronica decided to die) and disliked both of them (both would merit barely 1 goodread star) and the biography just convinced me that I'm certainly not ...more
Πρώτα απ όλα θα αρχίσω ομολογώντας ότι δεν έχω διαβάσει κανένα βιβλίο του Κοέλιο, ακόμα. Yποθέτω, όμως, ότι θα πρέπει να διαβάσω μερικά βιβλία του, κρίνοντας από την τόσο μεγάλη απήχηση που έχει στο αναγνωστικό κοινό (μέχρι παραληρήματος...)
Και μ' αυτά, αρχίζουν οι πανηγυρικές μου σκέψεις.
Διαβάζοντας τη βιογραφία ενός θρυλικού και ζώντος συγγραφέα νιώθω τη μέγιστη απογοήτευση. Το βιβλίο ξεκινά (και τελειώνει, επίσης) με το glamour της τωρινής του ζωής και το μάτι του στις πωλήσεις, τα κέρδη και...more
Many biographers (particularly the authors of u ...more
I'm making a face trying to decide if it is worth reading or not... I guess I would say no - just assume what you will from the Alchemist and never look dee ...more
Before I started to read this book, I got the feeling that he probably has an uncommon life or extraordinary experiences in the past. Despite of that feeling, I never expect that it was more than that after reading the story. I do believe that uncommon experiences is one of the reasons that leads him to become a well-known bestselling author. The entire biography wasn't that bad as what others had reviewed here. I checked some of those reviews before I sta ...more
Recebeu três vezes o Prêmio Esso e quatro vezes o Prêmio Abril de Jornalismo. Foi deputado estadual durante oito anos (pelo MDB-SP e depois pelo PMDB-SP) e secretário da Cultura (1988-1991) e da Educação (1991-1993) do Estado de São Paulo. É autor dos roteiros das minisséries documentais Brasil 5 ...more