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The Zahir by Paulo Coelho
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bookshelves: sold, do-not-recommend
Read in April, 2009

This book was nothing like I expected. The back description was misleading - as a novice traveller I saw that the narrator of the book was going to go through "Spain, France, Croatia" etc in order to find the love of his life. Do not be fooled, there is little to no description of these places. In fact, there is no description of Spain at all. Thoroughly disappointing.

Besides that the book itself was... interesting. I admit it is a much different story than I have ever read and I was given some new ideas and thoughts. However I did not find the end fulfilling nor did I feel a great connection with the main character.
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message 1: by Zoe (new) - rated it 3 stars

Zoe I felt the same way when I read this one, but I hope you're not discouraged from reading more Paulo Coelho!! There are a couple of his books I really adore. The books I dislike of his tend to be the more autobiographical ones...


Cheshta Rishi I totally agree. I thought he was going to put a little more effort to explain those places he was talking about...and eventhough the main character was said to have been changed for better...i guess he was still the same. It was nothing like 'the alchemist' or 'eleven minutes' :s


message 4: by Kaneez (new)

Kaneez The climax of the book The Zahir was disappoinibg . will some one let me know what is he trying to tell .


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