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El vendedor de sueños (O Vendedor de Sonhos #1)

3.51 of 5 stars 3.51  ·  rating details  ·  823 ratings  ·  54 reviews
El personaje principal de este libro, el vendedor de sueños, está dotado de un gran atrevimiento. Proclama a los cuatro vientos que las sociedades modernas se han convertido en un gran manicomio global, donde lo normal es estar ansioso y estresado, y lo anormal es ser saludable, tranquilo y sereno. Con una elocuencia cautivadora, estimula la mente de todos los que pasan po ...more
Published 2010 by Zenith (first published 2008)
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After two attempts to read this, I gave up. The reason is that it reads as what it is: one man's personal philosophy dressed up as fiction. As a result the characters - mere set pieces - are soulless and the plot is just the vehicle by which the author moves from one piece of self-wisdom to the next. The Dreamseller, who is, of course, the author, comes across as a prententious pratt. If only life was as black and white as this guy paints it.
Feb 19, 2013 Nabi rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: unfinished, 2013
Repetitive and bland. I tried to get through it but reading 60 pages was enough.
Daniela Silva
A great book to reflect on the values of contemporary society, and to review concepts about what really matters in life. It is extremely important to fight against a controlling and abusive system - it does exist, although some people to ignore its existence. Cury makes us look deep inside and rescue our virtue and essence - That's why he is SURELY my favorite writter.

Um ótimo livro para refletir sobre os valores da sociedade e para rever conceitos sobre o que realmente importa. É extremamente
Deb Irons
May 13, 2013 Deb Irons rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Deb by: birthday present from my sister
5 stars. A must read. This book makes you think and I mean some soul searching thinking. It also makes you take an honest look at your life no matter where you are in you life journey. Do you dream? Have you had a strong dream and naysayer told you you couldn't do it? Then this book is for you. Don't have a dream? This book is still for you. Grab hold of your dreams and walk out of society's boundaries.
I loved the ideology, the principles, and the motivation behind it, but on the other hand there is way too much existentialist talk for my taste, and I didn't like how the narrating character seemed to be constatly surprised by the actions of his master.
Muita pagina para repetir a mesma mensagem.
Мъдра - да, позитивна - да, но не ме вдъхнови чак толкова. Прочетох я доста бързо, харесах си доста цитати, но не ме "разтърси", не ме накара да се замисля чак толкова много. Книгата казва много истини, позабравени от нас в стресогенното, забързано ежедневие. Точно там е работата, че аз знам, че нещата стоят така, т.е. сама по себе си книгата не ми каза нещо ново. В края, историята на Учителя беше много емоционална и разтърсваща, което само по себе си просто ни напомня да подреждаме правилно при ...more
So I got this book as a b'day present and it seemed interesting.

The thing is, the story is OK, and it has a good happy little utopic message, but the narrator is incredibly annoying in his ramblings and self-doubts. I'm all about Pollyanna and 'things can be better' and such, but this was too utopic even for me!
Also, when you use the word 'vehemently' three times in two pages, and the word 'insight' every other page (especially considering the word 'insight' was used in English in a Portuguese b
This book was more or less a 21st-century rendition of the life & teachings of Jesus. There's a charismatic, roving wanderer who uses the Socratic method to wake up society from its ignorance and self-destruction. It's part self-help book, part allegory. To be truthful, only a few instances were profound and most of the book felt "been there done that." Cury writes starkly and directly, without flourish. I prefer to read flowery prose; that's just me.
This book is likened to Paulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist' and James Redfield's 'The Celestine Prophecy'. This is what drew my attention in the first place, but after having read it, it doesn't even compare; the aforementioned two are more about the workings of an inner transformation. This book seems to have more of a 'messianic' theme, with the dreamseller approaching each underdog and downtrodden character and reawakens them to their worth and purpose -- stirring in them the remembrance of the dr ...more
The message here is wonderful and important (personal acceptance, appreciation of the gift of life, and practicing the love of Christ with each other), but I agree with other reviewers that its delivery in fiction form was very cloying, i.e. the main character was clearly just the author preaching to an easily-influenced, more or less characterless audience.

This was my first audiobook in Portuguese and I learned a lot more about the conventions of past tense narration (preterite vs. imperfect).

It was quite slow-paced and I must admit I wasn't able to get through it quickly. But I finished it and it was quite satisfying. Although some "Socratic" parts were quite too much for me, there were still a lot of parts that were relevant and hit me. The narrator was quite omniscient for his part, knowing how people get stirred immediately by the dreamseller's words. Some characters were not so distinct that they almost seem redundant. However, some parts were well-written in how they convey the ...more
Ágata Bresil
I finished the last page of the book and I felt the difficulty to come here to write a review. I know that many have read this book, but I just read it now and had no idea he would become so important in my life. I leave this reading with the same feeling that comes from reading the book The Shack, despite The Dreamseller is not as focused on religion, thought that was what made it so special, it shows that an atheist, Catholic, Buddhist, Jewish, Spiritualist, or you feeding any other belief, yo ...more
No topo do imponente edifício da maior companhia empresarial, um homem, desde logo chamado suicida, 40 anos, está prestes a pôr termo à sua vida.

Mas quem é este homem, porque se quer suicidar?

Será que a suas erudições, exímios conhecimentos linguísticos e de idiomas, boa aparência, saúde financeira, não lhe permitem ter uma vida completa e realizada?

Enquanto se desenrola este acontecimento, um homem no meio da multidão, que entretanto se juntou para ver triste espectáculo, pede passagem. Mas ves
Denise Flynn
A story about a messianic character who 'saves' people, essentially from themselves. The opening chapter of the book reminded me somewhat of the film 'Lethal Weapon' with the suicide on a ledge scene, but that's where the similarity ends. The book is fantastical, possibly escapist but somehow struck a chord with its questioning of the dominant values in today's society, work ,wealth, greed, corruption and the impact on those areas of our lives as humans which we ought to value, health, emotional ...more
Camila Bustos Rosas
A pesar de ser el típico libro de "auto ayuda" que muchas veces no considero leer, agradezco haberle dado la oportunidad. Sin duda, deja una enseñanza -con una historia bastante interesante- que sigue dando vueltas en la cabeza tanto como para volver a leerlo. Uno de mis favoritos
I was SO disappointed with this novel. In comparison with Gounelle, this book is real rubbish for me. Nice idea but so terribly written, totally unreadable. And also unbeliavable. When reading, it was obvious the author had some psychology background but he could use it in a more readers-friendly way. I couldn't decide whether I was reading a novel or some scholar kind of lit.
Raul Corsini
O livro inicia com uma trama que poderia ser extremamente interessante e termina com uma enxurrada de conselhos de auto-ajuda forçados e utópicos.

Extremamente repetitivas, as ideias que o autor transmite não casam bem com o decorrer da história e acabam passando a sensação de que foram introduzidas na trama a bel-prazer.

A unica coisa que não me fez abandonar o livro no meio foi o fato de ter gostado das primeiras linhas da história e ter mantido uma esperança, não satisfeita, de que o final pud
O livro contém muitas mensagens as quais guardaremos para as próximas etapas pelas quais passarmos, achei o livro ótimo.
Gostei muito do bom humor e da apresentação original dos conflitos psicológicos. Está muito bem escrito e pude encontrar inspiração. O Boquinha de Mel é o tal :)

Perhaps it should be called "The Believers" instead. I was not convinced that a group of homeless people would discover themselves so readily just by having "one of their enlightened" direct them to themselves. It was not what I expected. I was disappointed with the predictable story though I agree that the corporate points: education, preparation, business life, and stress are all unhealthy,dehumanizing, automaton and slavery in modern garb. I have faith in people to figure that out and change
Igor Horozović
[must-read] As I finished the first chapter, a thought came up to me: "I want to be a dreamseller!" Now, I just want this book to stick around, for rereading it occasionally. More human and less divine than Celestine Prophecy, this book leads you through thesis on society, be it your inner spirit or the envirovement. But treating the theme always from the critic point of view to prepare you for "his own theories", to read without prejudice. I'm giving this book a 5 ONLY because I want for more p ...more
Simplesmente muito bom , mostra uma superação de um simples homem no qual ,ninguém conhecia a historias mas pelas experiencias vividas adquiriu varios seguidores, no intuito de vender sonhos.
excelentes enseñanzas e ideas con una literatura mas bien simplista
Un libro filosófico, con buenas enseñanzas. Empieza muy interesante pero después repite la misma idea varias veces haciendo monotono para darle un poco de emoción al final. Es un libro que puedes leerlo al mismo tiempo que otro para hacerlo mas entretenido. También en la apreciación de este libro dependerá mucho el estado de animo en el que lo leas.
The story just carried and carried on and got to nothing...
I don`t know how I finished this book at all, I just kept reading to see if there was anything more to it. I think if it wasn`t for the disclosure of the character`s identity in the end a lot of people would have stopped reading it, I`m sure. I just finished at all because of it.
I`ll definately not be reading the sequence!
I'm not sure why this author believes that third person omniscient a-la the last century is all the rage in the US publishing industry, or that frequent head hopping is a good thing. Other seem to look beyond those rather obvious flaws to some hidden religious or spiritual message delivered within the pages.

I for one, will not be purchasing this however.
This was a tough read for me. It made me re-think all of my idea's, how I view the world, and other people in it. It will make you question your prejudices. I recommend it for anyone who is struggling in this world. It really opens your eyes to seeing things differently and understanding in a new light.
Joao Verde
Muito construtivo e super indicado.
Ana Paula
Ah não! Por que mesmo eu achei que esse livro fosse ser interessante? Li até mais ou menos a metade. Porcaria de autoajuda... Não tenho nada contra autoajuda, mas esse aqui ganhou o trofeu joinha da chatice. Vou dar pro meu irmão porque ele gosta dessas coisas, ai quando ele terminar, se tiver alguma coisa interessante ele me conta.
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Augusto Jorge Cury (Colina, 2 de outubro de 1958) é um médico, psiquiatra, psicoterapeuta e escritor de literatura psiquiátrica brasileiro. Desenvolve em Espanha pesquisa em Ciência da Educação e, após a construção da teoria de Inteligência Multifocal, continua a desenvolver estudos sobre as dinâmicas da emoção e da construção dos pensamentos. Dirige a Academia da Inteligência no Brasil, um instit ...more
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