Paulo Coelho nació en Brasil y se ha convertido en uno de los autores más queridos y más leídos del mundo. Especialmente célebre por El Alquimista y Once Minutos, ha vendido más de 56 millones de libros en todo el mundo y sus obras se han traducido a 59 idiomas. Galardonado con innumerables y prestigiosos premios internacionales, entre ellos el Crystal Award que otorga el...more
‘Marie, let’s suppose that two firemen go into a forest to put out a small fire. Afterwards, when they emerge and go over to a stream, the face of one is all smeared with black, while the other man’s face is completely clean. My question is this: which of the two will wash his face?
‘That’s a silly question. The one with the dirty face of course.’
‘No, the one with the dirty face will look at the other man and assu ...more
The Zahir is a 2005 novel by the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho.
Just as in an earlier book, The Alchemist, The Zahir is about a pilgrimage. The book touches on themes of love, loss and obsession. The Zahir was written in Coelho's native language, Portuguese, and it has been translated into 44 languages. The Zahir means 'the obvious' or 'conspicuous' in Arabic.
The story revolves around the life of the narrator, a novelist, and in particular his search for his mis ...more
"When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive - I'll find love again."
"In order to be able to find her, I first had to fin ...more
Okay, dear dear Paulo Coelho. Where do I start?
This is how this book briefly was written.
Careful, this review contains spoilers!
Just so you guys and girls know, this is the seventh book I read by the dude in here, so I am talking based on previous experience, not prejudgment, ok?
Paulo in this extravagant novel is searching for his wife who decided to leave no trace of her whereabouts to him because she felt unhappy. Unhappy because he doesn't understand her, beca ...more
His search for her and the meaning of their marriage and above all, Paulo Coelho's writing is spectacular to watch.
I liked the definition he reached at the ednd :
(The zahir was the fixation on everything that had been passed from generation to generation ; it left no question unanswered , it looks up all the space ; ...more
"I heard other people speaking in the name of freedom and the more they defended this unique right, the more enslaved the seemed to be to the parent's wishes, to a marriage in which they had promised to stay with the other person "for the rest of their lives," to the bathroom scales, to their diet, to the half-finished projects, to lovers to whom they were incapable of saying "No", or "It's over", to weeke ...more
When i get time i will type my favorite two pages which I think summarize the whole book. here are some others.
"Although I know that I may have lost forever the woman I love, I must try to enjoy all the graces that God has given me today. Grace cannot be hoarded. There are no banks where it can be deposited to be used when I feel more at peace wit ...more
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 ...more
I believe that each reader creates his own film inside his head, gives faces to the characters, constructs every scene, hears the voices, smells the smells. And that is why, whenever a reader goes to see a film based on a novel that he likes, he leaves feeling disappointed, saying: “The book is so much better than the film.”
The thing is, Paulo never describes ANYONE or ANYTHING clearly.
In this book although the main character is obs ...more
But then this book was written for me because, stripping away all the talk of spirituality, I am looking for complete sensuality, complete living, complete be ...more
The unnamed narrator of this story is a writer whose wife, Esther, a war correspondent leaves him suddenly without any information or trace of leaving. When she disappears, h ...more
i gavr cohelo three chances, i read his most famous and best sellers and one of his least known books, but no... khalas! cohelo is a preachy self-centered concieted know-it-all.
cohelo needs to stop generlizing everything, (no, cohelo, not all women worry about their looks, not all people are sad individuals because they spend their money on vacations to impress their friends...)
you need to chill.
also, whtsap with arabs being so impressed with ...more
I like how Paulo Coelho be diffrent in each of his novels. However, the signature of giving wisdomes and life lessons still the profe for the novel being Paulo's.
I like this novel and the feelings and lessons expressed in it but I really didn't feel comfortable about the main character in this novel however it looks so real. I can't be so free like him and I am not looking for that for sure :). ...more
Coelho's words resonated deeply within me and in fact, helped me to "see" and unlock some feelings that I haven't been able to understand for quite some time.
you should know yourself before doing anything special in your life. this is the rule ...more
"Let me teach you the secrets of love, oh but by the way I'm a self righteous tool who screws anything that moves just because I can, but I really do love my wife, but seriously like I just want to bone everything, but my gosh I am so great and I can write better than anyone else thanks to my wife who I always cheat on but she should be happy with her life anyway because I'm so freaking fantastic."
That's all I got from this book. Thank you so much for wasting my ti ...more
I took time for me to concentrate a bit more on the subject but I really find it so adorable specially in the way it's been depicted.
The Dialogues and the quotes in the books, or lets say it a statements in it are quite admirable and are true to the fact in real life.
It is so much close to the relationship values and the imitation and response/reaction of society on the relevant matter. Mr. Coelho has very well described about the practical issue ...more
"That’s simple," says the old man. "They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people's ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.”