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1. The Alchemist
2. By the River Piedra I Sat Down
3. Warrior of the Light: A Manual
4. The Pilgrimage (Plus)
5. The Valkyries
6. The Winner Stands Alone: A Novel
7. Eleven Minutes: A Novel (P.S.)
8. Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel
9. The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession
10. Brida: A Novel (P.S.)
11. Life: Selected Quotations
12. The Witch of Portobello: A Novel
13. Once Minutos (Spanish Edition)
14. Paulo Coelho: A Warrior's Life:
15. The Fifth Mountain: A Novel (P.S.)
16. AMOR (Spanish Edition)
17. El vencedor está solo: Novela
18. El Zahir : Una Novela de Obsesion
19. El Demonio y la Senorita Prym:
20. Veronika Decide Morir (Spanish

1. The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 208 Pages (2006-05-01)
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Asin: 0061122416
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.

The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

Amazon.com Review
Like the one-time bestseller Jonathan LivingstonSeagull, The Alchemist presents a simple fable, basedon simple truths and places it in a highly unique situation. Andthough we may sniff a bestselling formula, it is certainly not a newone: even the ancient tribal storytellers knew that this is the mostsuccessful method of entertaining an audience while slipping in alesson or two. Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coehlo introduces Santiago,an Andalusian shepherd boy who one night dreams of a distant treasurein the Egyptian pyramids. And so he's off: leaving Spain to literallyfollow his dream.

Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come inunassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman. Inone of the Englishman's books, Santiago first learns about thealchemists--men who believed that if a metal were heated for manyyears, it would free itself of all its individual properties, and whatwas left would be the "Soul of the World." Of course he doeseventually meet an alchemist, and the ensuing student-teacherrelationship clarifies much of the boy's misguided agenda, while alsoemboldening him to stay true to his dreams. "My heart is afraid thatit will have to suffer," the boy confides to the alchemist one nightas they look up at a moonless night.

"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than thesuffering itself," the alchemist replies. "And that no heart has eversuffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second ofthe search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity."--Gail Hudson ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Life's Journey
I found this to be a profound book about life's journey.It is a road map to how to live one's life. This book revealed many life lessons and opportunities for reflections on one's own life.

4-0 out of 5 stars persue your legend
This is a book telling a boy persuing his Personal Legend through a trip to the Egypt. By reading it, I really feel my soul become calm and clear. It also helps me to recognize myself.

Coelho discusses the four obstacles we encounter when pursuing our dreams:

1. "We are told from childhood onward that everything we want to do is impossible."

2. "Love...We know what we want to do, but are afraid of hurting those around us by abandoning everything in order to pursue our dream."

3. "Fear of the defeats we will meet on the path."

4. "The fear of realizing the dream for which we fought all our lives."



5-0 out of 5 stars Inspirational read!
A very dear, long-time friend of mine recommended this book to me; and thus far, I am thoroughly enjoying this wonderful, inspirational adventure.

5-0 out of 5 stars As profound a narrative and philosophy as you'll find anywhere
I read The Alchemist when I was 24, fifteen years ago. A friend had recommended it to me and I read it in a day ortwo - it is, after all, a short book. I enjoyed it but didn't think a great deal of it at the time and remember telling my friend exactly this after I finished it.

Ah, but how things change. I listened to The Alchemist on CD recently, as I was journeying to Burning Man with friends, for my third extravaganza in Black Rock City (the temporary city that springs up each year in the Nevada Desert to accommodate about 50,000 revelers). I was blown away by the profundity and beauty of the Alchemist this second time through. No, I was not on drugs.

Jeremy Irons delivers a masterful reading of the book in about four hours. Certainly his voice adds much to this book.

And yet the profundity and beauty of the book are completely independent of Irons' performance. In the fifteen years since I first read the book, I have read widely and thought deeply about philosophical issues such as the nature of mind, matter, time, soul, self, God and free will. I have also finished my own book on these topics recently (non-fiction). I found that Coelho captures what I call the "universal spiritual truths" flawlessly in his short book. His philosophical fable is essentially panpsychist in nature, and panentheist. These terms mean, respectively, that all things have some degree of mind in them ("the soul of the world," "the soul of the universe," the Sun as a conscious entity, etc.), and that the world is within God and not separate from God. These are philosophical positions most closely associated with process philosophy, a school of thought made rigorous and increasingly popular in the West by Alfred North Whitehead, Henri Bergson, Charles Hartshorne, John Cobb Jr., David Ray Griffin and many others.

Now, does the Sun really converse with people here on our planet? Of course not. But does the Sun have some type of consciousness that flickers and fluxes as its mass heaves and buckles, with a stability of sorts reached in various parts of its huge extent? Quite likely. Does the Earth display enough stability and complexity to host a mind of a sort? Quite possibly. By the same reasoning, does the universe as a whole display enough complexity and stability to host a profound intelligence? Quite likely. And should we call this God? Who cares what we call it.

The ultimate profundity of Coelho's book is, however, more subtle. When he writes that "if you truly want something, the universe will conspire to make it happen" and "all things are One," he is expressing the gnostic/samadhi/satori experience of all mystics. This experience, the basis for every religion and true spiritual tradition is the realization that all things are indeed one. There is no real separation. You are the universe, I am the universe, we are the universe. By extension, because matter and mind are two aspects of the same thing, you are God, I am God, we are God. And this is how the universe conspires to make your dreams come true: whatever happens in the universe is YOU. You are everything that happens to the temporary collection of matter and mind that you normally think of as you. And if the little you (the little self in Vedanta, as opposed to the Self, Brahman) can master these truths and live these truths, the desires of the little you may ultimately align with the big You. ... Read more

2. By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept: A Novel of Forgiveness
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 180 Pages (2006-06-01)
list price: US$13.99 -- used & new: US$4.10
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Asin: 0061122092
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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From Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller The Alchemist, comes a poignant, richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love and life.

Rarely does adolescent love reach its full potential, but what happens when two young lovers reunite after eleven years? Time has transformed Pilar into a strong and independent woman, while her devoted childhood friend has grown into a handsome and charismatic spiritual leader. She has learned well how to bury her feelings . . . and he has turned to religion as a refuge from his raging inner conflicts.

Now they are together once again, embarking on a journey fraught with difficulties, as long-buried demons of blame and resentment resurface after more than a decade. But in a small village in the French Pyrenees, by the waters of the River Piedra, a most special relationship will be reexamined in the dazzling light of some of life's biggest questions.

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This first United States paperback of By the River Piedra ISat Down and Wept comes after huge worldwide sales of the novel offaith, romance, miracles, and the importance of following the heart'strue path. The inspirational tale follows Pilar, a young woman fromthe Spanish countryside who, sparked by the teachings of anow-mysterious man she has known and loved since childhood, leaves hergraduate studies and embarks on a spiritual pilgrimage through thePyrenees Mountains and reevaluates her life and her future. Brazilianwriter Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller The Alchemist, isconsidered to be one of the most widely-read Latin American writers inthe world. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (132)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Condition!
The book arrived on time and in a very good condition! I'll definitely use this seller next time!

3-0 out of 5 stars Maybe I'm Just Shallow...
If Bridges of Madison County had been written by Richard Bach...This novel is a test for any true cynic (or skeptic - which am I?can't tell...).With unabashed straightforwardness, Coelho examines religion and love and comes up on the side of . . . both, I think.Look, ifhad read this in my 20's, I might've been swept up, but I wasn't completely repelled either.It does, however, require setting aside all cynical thoughts, and I'm just not completely able to do that.So maybe it's more my fault than his...Maybe.

4-0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I adore this book. I read it in two days every moment I could. It's about love and spirituality. A seminarian must choose between the woman he has loved since childhood and the female god that he worships.

5-0 out of 5 stars Avid Reader Eva
Beautifully written book. I fell in love with the story and author's words. The condition and shipment was pristine.I am so pleased to have placed this order through you.Thank you.

1-0 out of 5 stars Read The Alchemist or The Devil and Miss Prym
Paul Cohelo is no doubt a very good author.He has been read worldwide by tens of millions. I read The Alchemist and The Devil and Miss Prym and found them to be very, very good books.Because of this, I was eager with anticipation to read my third novel by Cohelo but unfortunately was disappointed and found By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept to be pure drudgery to get through.

The previous two novels were elegant in their simplicity and yet captivating stories of human nature and the struggle to listen to and follow one's will, especially in the face of adverse circumstances.I never felt this struggle nor cared much about what happened to the central characters in this book and thus never really felt pulled into the story.

After reading some of the other Amazon reviews of those who gave the book two stars or less, I too found the story "underwhelming", the narration and dialogue "dry and repetitive" andmany details missing behind the history of the two central characters that made the story in its present tense emotionally flat and uninspiring.

Skip this book and read the two aforementioned books by Cohelo.
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3. Warrior of the Light: A Manual
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 160 Pages (2004-03)
list price: US$11.99 -- used & new: US$4.41
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Asin: 0060527986
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Warrior of the Light: A Manual is an inspirational companion to The Alchemist, an international bestseller that has beguiled millions of readers around the world. Every short passage invites us to live out our dreams, to embrace the uncertainty of life, and to rise to our own unique destiny. In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho helps bring out the Warrior of the Light within each of us. He also shows readers how to embark upon the way of the Warrior: the one who appreciates the miracle of being alive, the one who accepts failure, and the one whose quest leads him to become the person he wants to be.

Paulo Coelho is one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Now, in the long-awaited companion to his first novel, Coelho presents a collection of philosophical stories that will delight and guide seekers everywhere.

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Customer Reviews (53)

5-0 out of 5 stars great gift
Warrior of the light is a manual full of wisdom by Paulo C.
It's not a book,so if you expect reading one long story, that's not it.
But it's a pleasant journey,
just like poetry when one reads it
he or she thinks about it, before continuing to another page.
It's a great gift

5-0 out of 5 stars Book Review
Came on time and like it said in great condition,wouldn't mind purchasing from them again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide to Fighting the Good Fight
This collection of short passages serves as a foundation and inspiration for those willing to follow the Path, fight the Good Fight and become and live as a Warrior of the Light.Coelho reminds us over and over again - whether through the books, the short passages or his collections such as this one that we fight the Good Fight for perfection and to improve ourselves and those around us - but that we are imperfect, will sometimes be defeated, and only the warrior who learns from their defeats and continues to fight follows the Path of Light

The Manual is perhaps used as a daily devotional or meditative tool. Pick a page, read it, contemplate the meaning.Chew on the morsel that Coelho has cooked up for you.In so doing, you can grow as a warrior and follow the path of light as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Guide Book to the Spiritual Journey
As stated this is a perfect guide book to the spiritual journey and your quest to live your dream. It can be read as a book or as a daily meditation. LOVE IT---CARRY IT WITH ME.

4-0 out of 5 stars Warrior of the Light
This manual must be read one page at a time and then the contents reflected on until the reader finds meaning for themselves. Not to be rushed. ... Read more

4. The Pilgrimage (Plus)
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 288 Pages (2008-09-01)
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Asin: 0061687456
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The Pilgrimage paved the way to Paulo Coehlo's international bestselling novel The Alchemist. In many ways, these two volumes are companions—to truly comprehend one, you must read the other.

Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path. In the end, we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people. Part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery, this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Powerful, Entertaining, Transforming
An autobiographical account of Coelho's own initiation and discovery along the road to Santiago. The book itself is an interesting read for the storyline alone - and the discussion of the perils of the journey, the experience and the lessons learned are worth the read. As always Paulo Coelho's writings are entertaining, easy to absorb at that level, and flow well.

At the next level, the book is a manual of initiation - a roadmap - though incomplete - for making a pilgrimage to self discovery, to entering a path where the destination is far less important than the lessons learned along the way, and where the astute observer will recognize the parallels between a short pilgrimage and a lifelong one. Coelho gose so far as to provide exercises and morsels of lessons for those interested in testing the treading of the path. As in all of Coelho's work, the concept of true love - here discussed in terms of philos, eros and agape - pervades the book and provides extremely powerful insights and meditative points.

A good read on a basic level, a very powerful one on a deeper level

5-0 out of 5 stars The Pilgrimage
I was deeply touched by this story, there is always a lesson to be learned when reading this authors books.

5-0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL!!BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Reading this book feels like a pilgrimage through your own soul...after reading this book i felt as if iam reconnected to my own self...this book relates to the spiritual side of human soul which due to demands of everyday life sort of takes a back seat..amazing definitely oneof paulo coelho's best writings.

5-0 out of 5 stars the pilgrimage is inspiring
i just finished reading the first book ever published by Paulo Coelho : the Pilgrimage! I have read the Alchemist, Brida, and Down by the River Piedra... and found this book to be my second favourite so far (the Alchemist being #1 of course). I found this book very inspirational and it touches on almost every aspect of life. The writter is actually the main character and it is Paulo's own journey that we are also embarking on. I often found myself wondering, 'did this really happen to him?'. But whether it did or not is irrelevant, since it is the central messageof "fighting the good fight" and all that we must be mindful of in doing so, that is really important! It was hard to put this book down and I loved reading every minute of it! I truly felt a connection with the writer and at the end of the book felt as though i too could fight my own "good fight"!

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect
New and quick shipping at a good price. Would definitely buy from this seller again. ... Read more

5. The Valkyries
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 224 Pages (1996-09-11)
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Asin: 0062513346
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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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." In response, J. gives Coelho a daunting task: He must find and speak with his guardian angel. "The curse can be broken," he replies, "if you complete the task."

Rising to the challenge, Paulo and his wife, Cristina, drop everything, pack their bags, and take off on a forty day adventure into the starkly beautiful and sometimes dangerous Mojave Desert--where they encounter more than they bargained for. A masterful blend of the exotic locales, dramatic adventure, and magical storytelling for which Coelho's fictional works are renowned, this true-life account is at once a modern-day adventure and a metaphysical odyssey. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Paulo Coelho the Dan Brown of the Occult
I have been told by many to read the ever-popular Coelho & picked up this book without knowing the others. It didn't matter. This sophmoric 9th grade homework essay was far from "a suspense novel" and even further from the angels in our lives. While I appreciate that this was a sort of memoir, the epilogue was much better than the entire preceding story, and if Paulo could have actually imbued his novel with those thoughts, ideas & story lines, well, it would have been a book to remember.
Unfortunately for readers, like Dan Brown, just because it's popular doesn't make it good literature. But at least Brown knows how to carry a story.Just like Dan Brown, Coelho recklessly tosses in writerly fantasy, biblical quotes and half truths in order to give us a punishing God, devil worship, and a satanic ritual as he comes closer to experiencing the love of angels??
It's unfortunate that this writer has such an influence as his 'transformation' from the 'dark side' however superficially treated will still have an impact on people who will equate Jesus, Mary, Angels and God as anything other than LOVE.
Readers (and Coelho) who wish to know about angels and other New Age concepts would be better off picking up a copy of any of Deepak Chopra's books and, if you want a book that reveals one man's encounter with angels read Nick Bunick's The Messengers. The Messengers: A True Story of Angelic Presence and the Return to the Age of Miracles
While not great literature (although he doesn't pretend to be a writer like Coelho), Nick's story shows you can meet your angels without having to head to caves in the Arizona desert and commit sadistic acts.

I wish Paulo and others who read this tome--good luck on your spiritual path, because if you start here, you will certainly need it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not one of Coelho's finest
This novel is so different from the Alchemist or the Pilgrimage. I would skip this if you are going down the list of Coelho's writings.

5-0 out of 5 stars Enlightening
The Valkyries continues Paulo Coelho's series of books on self-discovery, spiritual questing, love and relationships.It is the largely autobiographical account of Coelho's quest to speak to and see his guardian angel - as facilitated by both his wife and a mysterious group of motorcycle riding women known as the Valkyries.

The path to self discovery takes Coelho through both light and darkness, and forces him to confront his own demons as well as angels.Only through self awareness, self-understanding, accepting forgiveness, breacking a pact and making a bet is he able to finally achieve his quest.The common theme of balance, unity, love and acceptance is ever present in the book, as are the threads of esotericism and the occult that really weren't in the Alchemist, but are very evident here.

A good, entertaining and enlightening read.

4-0 out of 5 stars Light and darkness
How amazing that Coelho purposefully went looking for the challenge to find the light through his own darkness. Most people stumble on this journey because of some event in their lives. Paulo goes seeking this challenge and ends up with a group of bikies. He knows how to make a tale interesting and not too confronting. The messages are there if you wish to see them, otherwise it can be just an interesting story. I feel Paulo is always pushing his own boundaries to see what he will discover for himself about himself. It takes courage to do that and it takes conviction and belief in the Divine.
Dr Gunta Krumins-Caldwell author of On Silver Wings

5-0 out of 5 stars Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite authors
As usual with Coelho's books, I felt a little lost when reading this. I suppose this is because he writes about the mysteries of life and I can't predict where his journey will take me.

I'd say more about this book but I'd be addressing the plot and not the intent. I think this book can only be evaluated by each person's individual experience.

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6. The Winner Stands Alone: A Novel (P.S.)
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 384 Pages (2010-04-01)
list price: US$14.99 -- used & new: US$4.00
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Asin: 0061750522
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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In The Winner Stands Alone, Paulo Coelho has returned to the important themes of Eleven Minutes and The Zahir: Love and Obsession. He offers a suspenseful novel about the fascinating worlds of fortune and celebrity, where the commitment to luxury and success at any cost often prevents one from hearing what the heart actually desires.

Coelho takes us to the Cannes Film Festival, where the so-called Superclass gathers——those who have made it in the dreammaker’s world of fashion and cinema. Some of them have even reached the very top and are afraid to lose their lofty positions. Money, power, and fame are at stake——things for which most people are prepared to do anything to keep.

At this modern vanity fair we meet Igor, a Russian millionaire; Middle Eastern fashion czar Hamid; American actress Gabriela, eager to land a lead role; ambitious criminal detective Savoy, hoping to resolve the case of his life; and Jasmine, a woman on the brink of a successful modeling career.

Who will succeed in identifying his or her own personal dream among the many prefabricated ones——and succeed in making it come true?

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5-0 out of 5 stars Surprising End of the book
Paulo writes using beautiful, but modern and not over sophisticated language.
I enjoyed this book.
Ending was a surprise, and I'm still thinking about it.
I recommend this book to everyone,
people who like criminals, show business,
those who want to fully understand what winner really means: is it spiritual victory also?
Great book.

2-0 out of 5 stars bitterness and sadness
Sadly page after page in The Winner Stands Alone is full of bitterness and sadness with no redeeming features.
The characters are not well developed, especially the women that appear as helpless and totally dependent on
the men in their lives. I expected more from this author.

3-0 out of 5 stars Missed the Mark
Absolute power corrupts absolutely, sacrifice for following our dreams may be significant, and true love may be the greatest sacrifice of all.Paulo Coelho examines all of these elements, and more, in this novel.

Written somewhat as a murder thriller, where the reader is able to get in the heads of many of the characters, including the protagonist, the book leaves much to be desired as a thriller, as a "spiritual" or questing book, or as a psychological study.Where Coelho's previous works had some strong elements of deeper thought, esoteric elements or moral lessons, this one doesn't achieve any of those objectives well.While the book is an OK read from a plot perspective, Coelho's gift has been wrapping the many-layered message he attempts to convey in an adequate plot and easy writing.Absent the many-layered message (or at least absent the mystical and deeper layers characteristic of his older works), the book struggles to bring meaning or entertainment to the reader.

Here's to hoping his next one is a better tome...

2-0 out of 5 stars Different. Dark.

Paulo Coelho's books are worth reading. Mostly because his work is mostly inspirational and straightforward. And that's the reason I picked up 'The Winner Stands Alone'.

Been said that, I did not find 'The Winner Stands Alone' worth reading. Through the pages, I found it dark and depressing. Take the example of Igor, one of the characters in the book. He wants to kill to get back his love. And in one single day he kills many people. Why so many murders? Is that the way to get back love? I have a total disconnect on that.
Also, the way Paulo Coelho has presented Cannes - it is in a very sad state of affairs. It is a very dark place to be (as per the book) during the Cannes Film Festival.

I don't think I would recommend this book to people. Paulo Coelho can definitely do much, much better and more inspirational.

Rating 2/5.

5-0 out of 5 stars satisfied
Real satisfied with the order process since the book came ontime and even earlier i believe and of course the book, love Paulo Coelho books! i reccomend all! ... Read more

7. Eleven Minutes: A Novel (P.S.)
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 320 Pages (2005-04-01)
list price: US$13.99 -- used & new: US$6.25
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Asin: 0060589280
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . ." A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness -- sexual pleasure for its own sake -- or risking everything to find her own "inner light" and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Coelho wrote a book about sex that viewed it as sacred and beautiful and spiritual. He explores the troubles many people have faced growing up and coming to grips with sex and love, and he does it through the story of a young Brazilian prostitute. I recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece
This book is everything I wanted to read about sex and I was afraid to. But it is not only about sex, it it also about the human soul and the feminine side of God. Bravo

5-0 out of 5 stars Eleven Minuetes
This is a different book than one expects from Paulo Coelho, but as good as the others I have read.

4-0 out of 5 stars Powerful Story Powerful Message
Exceptionally powerful story - well told.Coelho explores the elements of physical, emotional and sacred sensuality - pain and pleasure, love and lust, joy and despair.In exploring herself, starting as a teen and up through her 23rd year, the protagonist, Maria, gains, loses and regains the ability to love both emotionally and physically.The gains and losees, pains and experiences are those of every person, just with greater emphasis and intensity in the story.She meets the librarian, the professional, those that truly feel, those that act, and those for whom the act itself has little depth or meaning. The vulnerability of all people is exposed, and the psychology of physical intimacy takes on new meaning as Maria plays each part as part of her profession.

The book isn't fully uplifting, and the end is as predictable as Coelho indicates it will be.Nevertheless, the discussion of the sacred and secular elements of love, lust and the physical nature of relationships really resonate as profound.Coelho probably spends a bit too much time on the anatomy, but it doesn't detract from the power of the message.

4-0 out of 5 stars Life love and sex
I do not read much fiction but for some reason this novel caught my eye.
The truth is that I couldn't put the book down and I finished the whole thing in 2 days.
Maria's search for meaning and answers in life takes her to her limits. This is not just about sex but about life and the human yearn for meaning and love.
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8. Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 240 Pages (2006-06-01)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$8.29
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Asin: 0061124265
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, she takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does -- at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live.

Inspired by events in Coelho's own life, Veronika Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Bold and illuminating, it is a dazzling portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and liberation, and a poetic, exuberant appreciation of each day as a renewed opportunity.

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When Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist) was a young man, his parents had him committed to mental hospitals three times because he wanted to be an artist--an unacceptable profession in Brazil at the time. During his numerous forced incarcerations he vowed to write some day about his experiences and the injustices of involuntary commitment. In this fable-like novel, Coelho makes good on his promise, with the creation of a fictional character named Veronika who decides to kill herself when faced with all that is wrong with the world and how powerless she feels to change anything. Although she survives her initial suicide attempt, she is committed to a mental hospital where she begins to wrestle with the meaning of mental illness and whether forced drugging should be inflicted on patients who don't fit into the narrow definition of "normal." The strength and tragedy of Veronika's fictional story was instrumental in passing new government regulations in Brazil that have made it more difficult to have a person involuntarily committed. Like any great storyteller, Coelho has used the realm of fiction to magically infiltrate and alter the realm of reality. --Gail Hudson ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Be different
The book "Veronika decides to die" is a great book... had reinforce what my mom always thought me being different is not bad and it doesn't mean I'm crazy!!! love this book I would recommend it to everyone

4-0 out of 5 stars Veronika decides to die by Paulo Coelho
This book is about Veronika who decides, as the title suggests, that it's time for her to die and that's how we first meet her.

We find out as the book starts that Veronika has been planning to take her life for quite some time (and in quite some detail) but at first we don't really know why. We find out that she is a pretty girl with a good job who lives in a town that she loves but for some reason there is absolutely no joy in her life.

So one day she says goodbye to her little world, takes a bunch of pills and goes to sleep...and that's where the book really begins. You see Veronika doesn't die but she wakes up in a mental institute where she gets told the pills did irreversible damage to her body and that she will die in a couple of days or so but until she does she has to stay at the mental institute.

Now reading what I've just written I am sure you will think that it's a sad book (and that you probably don't want to read it), truth is that it is one of the most uplifting books I've ever read! Also it is a very light read and not very thick so can be read from cover to cover in a couple of hours. Personally I had it with me when I was doing the Inca Trail in South America, and seeing how sick I was (stomach bug) I definitely needed something uplifting.

So I guess what I am saying is that if life feels dreary and you want to figure out what's it all about again then read this book, actually even if you think life is great just read the book!

Paulo Coelho has a very vivid way of writing that I like, it's like he believes in himself and the world and he is trying to make sure the rest of us can see the world and the people in it through his eyes, and in his eyes it's all kind of great. He also doesn't seem to get embarrassed by certain subjects, for example there is a very explicit scene I the book that made be cringe but that because I personally found it embarrassing and the point behind telling that part I believe was to show the reader there is no need to be embarrassed.

I have read a couple of Paulo's other books and this is the only one that made me go wow so I am not recommending him as a brilliant writer but this one book is definitely worth you taking a couple of hours out of your time to read.

On another note this book has apparently also been turned into a movie with Sarah Michelle Gellaras Veronika. I have not seen the film so have no idea what it's like but seeing I am a fan of both the book and Sarah (I mean who can forget Buffy the Vampire Slayer) I will more then likely watch it at some point.

Lina Johansson at [...]

5-0 out of 5 stars How to be different
Coelho wrote in his blog: All human beings are different. And should do everything possible to continue to be so.
This book, based on his true life experience (he was in a mental institution three times ) show us the beauty of fighting for our differences. Strongly recommended to young and adult people alike.

5-0 out of 5 stars Powerful Testament to Living Life
Life becomes precious when you realize that it will end.The premise of the book on one level, that we can only appreciate life when it is fully lived and is about to end, is a powerful message to all who live life attempting to conform as opposed to living.

Coelho wrote a griping and powerful account of a young woman, who through her attempted suicide is incarcerated in the Villette Mental Hospital, and subsequent physical complications of her initial attempt causes her to again be faced with imminent death.This knowledge eventually allows her to begin to live more fully, appreciate the time she has left, remove her inhibitions and truly experience love.

On another level, Coelho brings to each of us the realization that perhaps we are all somewhat mad - and that it is true illness to attempt to conform and be someone we are not.

A strong message, a powerful book, and a lesson for all of us who think we know and judge our life and those of others.

5-0 out of 5 stars For any round peg in a square peg world
My quirky Swedish friend recommended the book, an act of faith she rare has done--so of course, I went and got a copy. What a delight. At first, what seemed to be a depressing tale of what might have been evolves into a fable of what can be--if one only follows their own path. Life isn't in one size and no, not everyone will be a doctor or lawyer or fabulously well off, or merely very comfortable. Any one who has felt like the black sheep, or been told they are one--will GET this tale in a gulp. Beautifully written in such simple, but exacting language that you might forget--how philosophical the book really is. ... Read more

9. The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession (P.S.)
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 336 Pages (2006-07-01)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The narrator of The Zahir is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover.

Was Esther kidnapped, murdered, or did she simply escape a marriage that left her unfulfilled? The narrator doesn't have any answers, but he has plenty of questions of his own. Then one day Mikhail finds the narrator and promises to reunite him with his wife. In his attempt to recapture a lost love, the narrator discovers something unexpected about himself.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Touched Me Like Few Books Have
It is not often that I am left at a loss for what to say about a book.The Zahir has that quality that it impacts your soul without being able to describe the method.Coelho speaks of love, the freedom of love, commitment, relationships and obsession.In this way it is like many of his other works. Yet, the Zahir is different.

Not all love stories are the same.Love and relationships are not like a railway track - a set of standardized sizes, headed in one direction, unchanging, without the possibility of turning.Love is everything and nothing.It is like the wind - powerful, everywhere and nowhere.Through his autobiographical novel, Coelho takes the reader to the depths of their soul to reveal the nature of love.It cannot be possessed, clung to or consigned to a personal history.It must be lived and experienced in the now. It must be freely given and received. If read with the heart opened, the book will touch you.

Few books have the capacity to change a perception of such a fundamental element of life - and this one did it for me.

1-0 out of 5 stars So bad, it made me hate the other Coelho books I previously liked
Title says it all I guess, I read decides to die and eleven minutes and enjoyed them very much. I picked up Zahir expecting it to be just as good.

But it is so self-involved, egotistical, and rambling. I came to strongly dislike the main character- andsince this is supposedly a highly autobiographical work- the author. The weird philosophy/ worldview about love held no attraction for me at all.

The most disturbing part about it all was that the things that I liked about the previous two books were here in The Zahir- but were amplified to the point of being cloying and obnoxious. I felt I was being bashed over the head with a hammer by the same things I had been gently nudged by in the other works.

By the end, I was utterly Coelho-d out. I wish I had read The Alchemist first, since that is the one people seem to really like, but to be honest I don't think I can pick up another one of his books for a very long time, if ever.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I loved the Zahir. In the process of finding your soulmate you find yourself. Here is a woman who is prepared to lose her relationship to the man she loves because the relationship has reached its end - it has nowhere to go. In order for the relationship to move to a deeper more meaningful level a deepening of self is needed by the husband. It takes courage on the part of the woman not knowing whether she will as a result of leaving gain eventually a deepened relationship. In the meantime her husband finds many means of distraction as he is resisting the calling. Marvellous.
Dr Gunta Krumins-Caldwell author of On Silver Wings

5-0 out of 5 stars A Story of Love Lost and Regained
'We humans have two great problems: the first is knowing when to begin,
the second is knowing when to stop.'
Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist - Gift Edition (Hardcover) is one of my favourite books. Every few years I pick it up again to reread. It's a classic fable--poetic and meaningful. A beautiful story about the value and magic inherent in following our dreams.

The Zahir (A Novel of Obsession) is completely different. It seems semi-autobiographical like many of Coelho's other books. In fact, the author states in The Zahir that any writer can only write about themselves. I extrapolate this to mean we can only deeply share that which we've personally experienced.

I love the book. I personally enjoy Coelho's openness about life as a best-selling author. And I've received much insight from his comments about expressing and releasing the past. Here are a couple of excerpts from The Zahir on that subject:

'"How does one go about abandoning the story one was told?"
"By repeating it out loud in meticulous detail. And as we tell our story, we say goodbye to what we were and, as you'll see if you try, we create space for a new, unseen world..."'

'"When I had nothing more to lose, I was given everything. When I ceased to be who I am, I found myself. When I experienced humiliation and yet kept on walking, I understood that I was free to choose my destiny..."'

Like Coelho, I believe in the value of sharing our stories. I also fully resonate with his words and feelings about the guidance we receive constantly if we allow it. The following words from the book beautifully summarize Coelho's perspective regarding what I call synchronicity, what he calls signs:

'I believe in signs. After I had walked the road to Santiago, everything had changed completely: what we need to learn is always there before us, we just have to look around us with respect and attention in order to discover where God is leading us and which step we should take next. I also learned a respect for mystery: as Einstein said, God does not play dice with the Universe, everything is interconnected and has a meaning. That meaning may remain hidden nearly all the time, but we always know we are close to our true mission on earth when what we are doing is touched with the energy of enthusiasm.'

The Zahir is set in Paris and in the steppes of central Asia. I recommend the book for anyone interested in the modern human condition and for anyone interested in the art of relating to the one(s) you love. After The Alchemist, this is my favourite Paulo Coelho offering. Read it. Once begun, you won't want to put it down.

Radio host, inspirational speaker and health educator John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives, a startlingly poignant and inspiring real-life endorsement of the power of thought, belief and synchronicity in one's life.

5-0 out of 5 stars great book!
this book is great for people in relationships. it helps individuals learn more about each other and their relationship. a must get! ... Read more

10. Brida: A Novel (P.S.)
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 256 Pages (2009-02-01)
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Brida, a young Irish girl, has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her to trust in the goodness of the world, and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world. As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.

This enthralling novel incorporates themes that fans of Paulo Coelho will recognize and treasure. It is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spirituality from the master storyteller.

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1-0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed!
Let's just say this book is not what I expected it would be after reading the Alchemist,which was great!Like other people said it before me it is boring and towards the end it gets so confusing ,it seems as if even the author himself forgot where he was going with the storyline.I honestly tried to focus on what I was reading but it's hard when it seems like the same words just keep repeating and the author can't get to the 'message 'of the story.I was very disappointed!

3-0 out of 5 stars Not my fav
When starting this book, it felt a bit like some of the lessons from "The Alchemist" were being rehashed. The book was interesting, but didn't keep me riveted like some of Coleho's others.Not a bad read, but it's more of a "borrow from the library" than a "must have for my collection.I've already purchased it, but likely won't read it again.

2-0 out of 5 stars Christ-Witch Maybe, but Wiccan not.
I like Paulo's books as a Rule, he always makes me think, but at the same time, he can make me more than a little nuts.

The Character Wicca
Reminds me of no Wiccan I have known in 30 years as a Pagan, this book might provide some Guidance to those seeking a Christ-Witch path, but it has nothing to do with Wicca, actual Gardnarian Wicca, nor much to do with the Larger Pagan community, and I see from other reviews I am not the Only Pagan to find "Wicca" unfortunately named, after all it's not 1970 Wicca's been around for awhile and should be respected/ presented for what it is ... at the very least a person representing another path, (however valid) simply should never have been called Wicca. Which makes me wonder if that particular point is not an error in Translation, If the original had been in Italian, and the Witch referred to as Streggia, one could see a translator who is not aware they are two very separate traditions, wrongly translating Stregga as Wicca(n). I do wonder if something like that is going on here, but it really mars the book from this Pagans point of view.

Paulo claims to be an initiate, and that his fiction in part is based on that initiated path, but this book leaves me skeptical, the Quote,"I received a severe reprimand from my Teacher, 'There may well be quicker or easier methods, that doesn't matter; what matter is that the Tradition remains Unchanged.' Strikes me as particularly odd, it may well be what an outsider expects of Magick, Old Old books and Older Ways, but the reality is IMHO quite Different, and I would suggest to Paulo and the Reader, "The Only Tree in the forest that does not change is a Dead One."

The Book has some value, it certainly makes one think, but ... I'm not so sure it provides any real insight into the realities of a Magickal life.

Blessings, BB.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Peek into Paulo's Esoteric Side
Paulo Coelho explores the concepts of the Soul Mate and the discovery of the initiatic path in Brida.The storyline itself is an easy read, as Brida begins to ask questions about her purpose and meaning of life - looking at the Traditions of the Sun and the Moon as potential paths.Her two teachers - The Magus and Wicca, teach her he basics, culminating in her inititation as a witch at the end of the novel.Along the way, Brida discovers elements about true love, reincarnation, past lives and personal growth and understanding.Her teachers also learn and residcover themselves and their purpose as well.

This is one of Coelho's more esoteric works - and for those who read the Alchemist it will be quite foreign.However, I enjoyed it immensely - the elements of a good story and multiple layers of meaning expertly woven together.

1-0 out of 5 stars Totally disappointed on Paulo Coelho
I want to be respectful with other reviewers and to admit that, beyond my thoughts, somebody else might find this book interesting. However, I want to say that I agree with every single comment of the 1 star reviewers. It's hard to believe Paulo Coelho wrote this. I've read some of his books before and this one doesn't compare at all. This book -as the rest of his collection- contains some few nice quotes, but the story connecting the overall ideas is very weak. Put it this way... Coelho's attempt to connect magic with spirituality was as good as it would be my attempt to relate pigs with tooth paste...

Interestingly, I gave this book as a present to somebody else and we did read it simultaneously. My friend also found this story very poor developed. It honestly looks like if he had been forced to write something in the last minute.

I won't tell you not to read it... but from the bottom of my heart, I hope you get if for free because actually I think we should be paid to read something like this... (It's painful and I regret the valuable hours of my life I spent reading it...).

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11. Life: Selected Quotations
by Paulo Coelho
Hardcover: 128 Pages (2007-11-01)
list price: US$16.99 -- used & new: US$7.57
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Asin: 0061374814
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This collection of selected quotes from Paulo Coelho's impressive body of work is a must–have item for fans of this celebrated and internationally bestselling author. A beautiful book with four–colour artwork by the renowned Norwegian artist Anne Kristin Hagesaether, it contains inspirational quotes from such beloved Coelho titles as Eleven Minutes, The Valkyries, The Devil And Miss Prym, The Zahir, and the mega bestseller The Alchemist. Whether read in one sitting or savoured gradually, this is a visually stunning and enlightening look into Coelho's extraordinary perspective on life –one that has won over millions of readers worldwide and made Coelho one of the top–selling authors in the world.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Companion
A selection of some of the more powerful and poingient quotes from Paulo Coelho's works.Broken into 8 sections - The Dream, The Path, Love, Chance, The Journey, Destiny, The Good Fight and The Mystery - Life allows the reader to excerpt some of the key elements of Coelho's work, and get a flavor for his philosophy and world view.

While some may find this little book a substitute for reading Coelho's works, it is really very much a suppliment to them.Standing alone, this collection is reasonably powerful and insightful.When married to Coehlo's full collection and a background of the full texts, it serves to remind and bring alive for the reader the depth and power of the original books in their unabridged states.

A must have for any Coelho fan - and a great companion for meditation and reflection.

4-0 out of 5 stars Meditative quotes
I am a great fan of Coelho's works and to have such a beautiful book with quotations from all his published works is a real treasure. It not only prompts you to remember the passages from his books, but the quotes are good to reflect on or meditate on. His language is simple but thought provoking. What more could you want?
Dr Gunta Krumins-Caldwell author of On Silver Wings

5-0 out of 5 stars Paulo CoehloLIFE
If you love Pualo Coehlo then buy a dozen of these little books to give to everyone if your Life you love, and even some you know that need love.These are his selelction of quotes from all of his books.Just wonderful.I have ordered 10 from Amazon but it isn't even listed on the B&N list. Enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple wisdom
This is a superb collection of quotes from various Paulo Coelho's books that draws upon his wisdom. The book is broken down into sections that explore a theme for inspirational reading. This is the perfect companion for quite moments or those noisy moments because it brings peace of mind. This book is like a brain springboard, a cerebral trampoline, if you will, where the mind expands into mental gymnastics based on the simple treasures provided by the words of Mr.Coehlo. This is something everyone should read,it has something for everyone and something that most people will enjoy. This is a great gift book because it is so easy to read and enjoyable.

4-0 out of 5 stars LIfe: Selected Quotations by Paulo Coelho
This is an amazing book of the most insightful quotes of Coelho. It is definitely a lesson about life. The language is poetic and filosophical. I love Coelho. He is trully a life teacher. ... Read more

12. The Witch of Portobello: A Novel (P.S.)
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 312 Pages (2008-02-01)
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Asin: 0061338818
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of who we are?

That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho's profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. It is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all. Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way readers think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Witches are people just like You and Me
To Compare this to the Alchemist is unfair.
I enjoyed Athena more then I enjoyed any character in the Alchemist, that being said the symbolism and meaning in Alchemist outshine The Witch of Portobello.

But I must confess I enjoyed the Witch of Portobello more than The Alchemist.

This book had characters you could relate to. (Modern Day Times Western Hemisphere).

Athena was a woman in search of herself and her meaning of being.
The deeper she dug the closer to pure happiness and love she became.
The closer to Mother Earth she got, the more like herself she felt.
Some people looked at her as Witch some people saw her as godess who would lead them to become closer to God.

The book is told in first person narratives from people who were close to the main character Athena.
The reader does not see the story from her point of view but must piece together her view from all the other characters views.

The book is a quick enjoyable read that makes you think about love in you life and what you perceive as love.
Its easy to absorb this material and apply it to your life.

I would reccommend this book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Cultural appropriation of gypsy culture
A friend suggested I read this book about a gypsy woman because I am of Romani heritage. There is only one authentic gypsy experience described in the book, the annual caravan to Ste. Maries. Everything else is new age, wicca, and goddess. Nothing wrong with new age, wicca, and goddess -- just don't call them gypsy! By creating the impression that these are authentic Romani beliefs, the author engages in cultural appropriation, that is, stereotyping and misrepresenting a minority culture for profit, just like the plastic shamans who claim to teach Native American or Native Hawaiian traditions. I'm glad I got this from the library so that I did not support yet another example of cultural imperialism that also contributes to the general state of ignorance about Romani traditions and beliefs.

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Symbolism
I thought it was interesting the utilization of the themes of spirituality, self-discovery and women's rights in a modern way.

The main character is a metaphor for powerful biblical figures: Jesus Christ,Abraham and Moses. Like Abraham, Athena knows that there is something else out there that makes sense to her spiritually. She feels she can find this answer by leaving London. Just as Abraham knew that idol worshipping was not his true belief and he left for Israel. Her adopted mother's overall disapproval of her spritual followings is also similar to Abraham's father disapproval.

Similar to Moses, the leader of the exodus, Athena is adopted. Just as Moses was adopted by royalty, and then returns to the Jewish people, Athena is adopted by wealthy middle eastern parents and then returns to her original people: gypsies. Eventually, she realizes that she has a spiritual gift that she wants to "teach" those who will listen how to find their own path in life.

As a Jesus Christ figure Athena creates a huge following. She often hosts spiritual meetings in which her attendees dance. Eventually, the church gets involved and they do everything they can to give her negative press and crucify her with the title " witch." In the past, being called a " witch" meant death. Here the term " witch" is celebrated.

This is just an overview of the symbolism there is ALOT more in the story that I don't want to spoil. Overall, Coehlo's take on female divinity is interesting. The theme of spirituality is overt. Therefore, if you are not really into spiritual stuff you might not like the book.
In addition, I liked how the author talked about the importance of finding your true self and how to get there.

2-0 out of 5 stars not my kind of book
This book was chosen by the appointed person in our book club--it was disappointing to me. I read 100 pages and set it down. It's not my kind of book because it's too "out there". I'm not likely to start trance dancing to find my inner self. If you're at all skiddish about New Age stuff, this book isn't for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars A woman's spiritual journey
I really enjoyed The Witch of Portobello book. I loved Athena's spiritual journey and her challenges. Coelho is able to, through the many characters that are entwined in the book to tell the story of Athena. But each of course is told from their own perspective and own projections. We all perceive through our own projections and build a picture of a person. But is this right, is this who the person really is? How do we percieve love, joy, sacrifices. Do we have the courage to be ourselves even when we are no too sure who that really is? The reader is challenged as always.
Dr Gunta Caldwell author of On Silver Wings ... Read more

13. Once Minutos (Spanish Edition)
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 272 Pages (2003-09)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Una novela cautivante y audaz del autor de El Alquimista, bestseller con un millón de ejemplares vendidos. En este nuevo relato, el novelista explora con gran sensibilidad la naturaleza sagrada del sexo y del amor y nos invita a enfrentar a nuestros propio prejuicios y demonios.

Once Minutos relata la historia de María, una joven proveniente de una villa brasileña, cuyos primeros roces inocentes con el amor la dejan con el corazón destrozado. A su tierna edad, se convence de que jamás hallará el amor verdadero; al contrario, considera que "El amor es algo horrible que produce sufrimiento." Un encuentro casual en Río la lleva a Ginebra, donde sueña con conseguir fama y fortuna. Sin embargo, termina trabajando de prostitua.

En Ginebra, la opinión desesperanzada que María tieme del amor, se pone a prueba al conocer a un apuesto joven pintor. En esta odisea de descubrimiento personal, María debe elegir entre recorrer el camino de la oscuridad, el del sexo por el sexo mismo o arriesgarlo todo para descubrir su propia "luz interior" y las posibilidad del sexo sagrado, es decir, del sexo en el contexto del amor.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Once Minutos
Como siempre que leo una obra de Coelho me quedo con deseos de seguir leyendo mas sobre él. Espero que este queridisimo escritor nos siga regalando muchas mas como esta.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sobre lo incomprable y lo imposeíble. Sobre el valor del presente frente a la ambición del futuro.
En un mundo acostumbrado a comprar y vender todo, a poseerlo todo, el autor nos relata una historia sobre lo incomprable y lo imposeíble; sobre el amor. Esta historia a pesar de estar enmarcada en el comerico sexual, no trata a la prostitucion y a la sexualidad como sus ejes principales sino como puntos de contraste para describir la delicada fortaleza del amor. Trata sobre el egoísmo destructivo de intentar poseer a la persona amada; de encarcelar a el/la poseída como se encarcela el dinero en una cuenta de banco. Trata sobre el dolor y los sacrificios de la libertad.
En un mundo altamente sexualizado, el autor nos enseña una nueva forma de hacer el amor, una forma que perdura.

Esta es tambien una historia sobre el valor del presente que la mayoría ignora por darle más valor al futuro. Es una historia que invita a disfrutar el ahora mismo y soltar la falsa ambición del mañana.

Este libro es el primero que leo de este autor. Las primeras páginas me parecieron interminables mientras le cogía el gusto a la historia por eso le doy cuatro de cinco estrellas. Después de eso me quede intoxicado con el mensaje que encontré en el centro de este libro.

This is story about Maria from Brazil who becomes a prostitute in Geneva after becoming broken-hearted and disappoointed about her first love.As a teenager, she dreamt of meeting her true love, getting married, having two children and living happily ever after in a house with an ocean view.But as the author explains, she runs off to Europe for fame and fortune and becomes a prostitute, working for 3-4 months, then returning to Brazil periodically to support her family and attempt to analyze her life.In her view, now somewhat jaded and defensive, everything leads up to the sex act, but on average all the money, efforts, seduction, merely results in eleven minutes of bodily pleasure. But then she meets a handsome young painter with whom she begins a hesitant journey of sex within the context of love.Though translated from Portuguese, the story in English flows beautifully.It's a wonderful, realistic, touching human story - read it - highly recommended, and you'll get to discover Coelho.

5-0 out of 5 stars amazed again
Again, I found myself not wanting to stop reading "eleven minutes." Another great story by Mr. Coehlo. NOT PG OR G reading material.

5-0 out of 5 stars eleven minutes
Was very good, What I like about it is when I read it. It feels like am transported to those places and times very good ... Read more

14. Paulo Coelho: A Warrior's Life: The Authorized Biography
by Fernando Morais
Paperback: 464 Pages (2010-09-01)
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Paulo Coelho: A Warrior's Life is the first-ever biography of the man whose books have sold an astounding 100 million copies worldwide, making him one of the best selling authors of all time.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Authorized biography of world-famous Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho, world-famous Brazilian author of //The Alchemist//, had a miserable childhood. From a young age, he knew he wanted to be a writer, but his parents did not understand his calling. He became solitary and failed at school. His parents took all this and more as signs of mental instability; they placed him in a psychiatric institution several times. As he grew up, he focused on developing as a writer, but he also turned to sex, drugs, and black magic, using them as salves for his insecurities.

Paulo Coelho's youth was one of experimentation, a quest for success that took him on many paths. He traveled to Europe and America, he loved many women, and he wrote lyrics for Brazilian songs that became popular and gave him wealth. But he never gave up wanting to write great novels and be read by people all over the world. His life story is about staying true to a dream, but it is also about the danger of ambition, the self-destruction that can easily take over an artist's life, if his desire for success is not balanced with love, compassion, and generosity towards others.

Fernando Morais captures a frightening darkness in his authorized biography of Paulo Coelho. I felt engulfed by this terror; at times, I had to put the book far away from me. I felt a sense of respect for Morais as the biographer, for the great effort he must have put into sorting through all the overwhelming details of Coelho's personal and literary journey. Ultimately, Morais turns this darkness to light, just as Coelho had to do in his own life.

In order to live well, one must make peace with one's demons. Life and happiness are so much more than the pursuit of a dream. Life is about moments of joy and peace, savored in the calm of a world where one is loved. This is the unspoken message of this biography. Perhaps Paulo Coelho, as famous and successful as he is, understands this now and is living a new dream. Perhaps this is why his books draw so many loyal readers. He shows readers that hope and dignity are things we can all set our hearts on. Most of us will live lives untouched by fame and wealth, but we can all live lives filled with moments of pure and attainable joy.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I had already read several of Paulo Coelho's books and have always devoured his books.It was nice to read the authorized biography as it allowed me to understand why he wrote some of the books I read and to put a very real feel to an incredible author.It is also very nice to see a person overcome many obstacles and still live his dream and be very successful.Many people would have given up long before Paulo had.

5-0 out of 5 stars Any library where Paul Coelho's writings are popular must have this
Paul Coelho: A Warrior's Life provides an authorized biography of the author of THE ALCHEMIST and covers his entire life, from his birth in Brazil and survival against all odds to his struggles with mental illness, prison time, and more. He rediscovered his faith in 1986 as he walked a medieval pilgrim's route between France and Spain, and this life-changing experience would result in writings that achieved world-wide recognition. Any library where Paul Coelho's writings are popular must have this.

3-0 out of 5 stars very interesting person
I had never heard of Paulo Coelho before winning this book. I thought it was very interesting and well written. You can definitely tell the Brazilian background on some of the phraseology used in the book. The only part that got a little weird for me is his black magic phase. Otherwise, he has a very interesting life and it captured my attention. I also guess that the time period this book took place is a little different to compare to the USA.

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible!
Paulo Coelho is one of those writers whose books stay with you long after you've finished reading. "Veronica decides to die" is one of the most absorbing books i've read, and my all time favourite quotes is from The Alchemist- "Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You've got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense." His books talk about love, life, sex, human suffering, man's search for God, spirituality.... they talk of everything that I'm most curious about, and if his sales records are to go by, as are Millions of people. Yet, the most fascinating book about Paulo's thoughts is ironically not written by him at all. "A Warrior's Life" is SUCH a remarkable book about the author that completely grips you from start to finish. His birth, his childhood, his dabbling in black magic, his initiation into white magic... I promise you, his story is more fascinating and fast paced than any of his books! And nothing is held back too... his personal diaries which he wanted to burn after his demise have all been opened up for the biographers use. And tales of him practically torturing a poor soul and treating him like a slave (and calling him one too!) and experiences of him and his current partner "experimenting" while whipping each other, etc etc... Nothing has been missed out.

What I found especially interesting was the background stories to each of his books. How he came up with the story, how he was guided to write each one, what personal demons was he trying to face or what amazing experience was he wanting teach, when writing every single book of his. Once you end this book, if you are a Coelho fan, you will surely want to go back to the beginning and re-read every single book published by him. Since I'm an aspiring writer too, I was especially drawn to his method of writing (two weeks for each book!) and marketing tactics. A must read for all writers out there!

I feel so drawn to him and his life after reading this. I really can't recommend it enough!!!

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15. The Fifth Mountain: A Novel (P.S.)
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 288 Pages (2009-02-01)
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In the ninth century b.c., the Phoenician princess Jezebel orders the execution of all the prophets who refuse to worship the pagan god Baal. Commanded by an angel of God to flee Israel, Elijah seeks safety in the land of Zarephath, where he unexpectedly finds true love with a young widow. But this newfound rapture is to be cut short, and Elijah sees all of his hopes and dreams irrevocably erased as he is swept into a whirlwind of events that threatens his very existence.

Written with the same masterful prose and clarity of vision that made The Alchemist an international phenomenon, The Fifth Mountain is a quietly moving account of a man touched by the hand of God who must triumph over his frustrations in a soul-shattering trial of faith.

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With The Fifth Mountain, Paulo Coelho turns his talentfor spiritual fiction to the story of the Biblical prophetElijah. Like a blossoming flower, Coelho opens up the brief account ofElijah's flight from Gilead and his time in Zarephath. He deepens theprophet's character by revealing the thoughts, doubts, and discoveriesthat Elijah must have experienced as he struggled to find his coursein life amidst the confusion of war and political turmoil. When beinga prophet of the God of the Israelites is like a warrant for yourdeath, concerns about your chosen path are sure to arise. Perhaps itis this believability in Coelho's retelling that makes it soevocative, or it may be the bit of Old Testament wisdom he brings topopular literature of the 20th century: "the words of the lordare written in the world around us.Merely be attentive to whathappens in your life, and you will discover where." ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Probably not his best work...
The Fifth Mountain is a fictionalized account of the prophet Elijah's time between the rasing of the dead Phoenican boy to his return to Israel and the showdown with the Baalist priests.The story revolves around the struggle with God's will, the challenges of following a sacred mission, and the need for self-sacriice in fulfilling a mission.

Of the 8 of Coelho's books I read to date, this one was probably the one that least moved me at any level.The storyline itself was OK, and the concept of the divine struggle and exile and acceptance were OK as well.However, I had become accustomed to much deeper messages from Paulo Coehlo, and this one really failed to deliver that "ah ha" moment.

A decent read, and you probably will want to read it if you are a Coelho fan, but I would not classify this by any stretch as his best work.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Fifth Mountain
As always a beautifully written book by the author Paulo Coelho. The lesson in The Fifth Mountain is clear, we are pushed, tested and provoked so that despite all the hardships we face, we still choose to believe in God rather than him forcing us to do so.

3-0 out of 5 stars It has its poetic moments, but it failed to enchant me
- Simple writing style, flows well.
- Lots of dialog
- A few profound lessons
- Excellent for young adults

- If you're a bit cynical, you won't like it. You'll feel it's cheesy.
- May make some people believe it's tightly based on the Bible (it's not)

CONCLUSION: Coelho has written better books. Try those. If you're a huge fan of his, then you'll like this.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful reading!!
I could not put this book down, you can actually picture the story you are

5-0 out of 5 stars Daunting
This is a beautiful, but sad, fable. The book illustrates our dreams, our hardships and our fate/destiny. It shows how we may believe we have a certain path and the Divine has other yearnings for us. It shows how we are taken on a journey, not necessarily the one we would choose and how circumstances dictate how our life evolves. Is this how it is, or is this what Coelho is provoking us to enquire about? Are we just pawns that the Universe plays with or have we made a subconscious choice to live this designated lfe? Interesting questions and very thought provoking.
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16. AMOR (Spanish Edition)
by Paulo Coelho
Hardcover: 128 Pages (2009-11-24)
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Todo formamos parte de la chispa divina.
Todos tenemos un propósito en la creación, llamado Amor.
Despierta, acepta ese amor. Lo pasado no debe volver.
Lo que venga habrá que reconocerlo.

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Un libro imprescindible que reúne la selección de citas que mejor resume el espíritu vital de uno de los autores más queridos de nuestro tiempo: Paulo Coelho. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Un libro profundo............, un libro para enamorados
AMOR,por el autor brasileno Paulo Coelho, consiste de citas publicadas en columnas periodisticasy libros - como Brida, El Alquimista, Once minutos, El Zahir, A orillas del rio Pedra......, La bruja de Portobello, y otros - por el mismo autor. La obra tambien incluye dibujos por Catalina Estrada.Tiene128 paginas con ocho capitulos cuyos titulos son Dadiva, Transformacion, Superacion, Solidaridad, Afinidad, Busqueda, El arte de convivir, Grandeza.

Como el titulosugiere, las citas hablan de amor y algunas son muy profundas.Por ejemplo,"Todos formamos parte de la chispa divina.Todos tenemos un proposito en la creacion, llamado amor". O, "Quando conocemos a alguien y nos enamoramos, tenemos la impresion que todo el mundo esta` de acuerdo". O, "Tuve que perderla para entender que el sabor de las cosas recuperadas es la miel mas dulce que podemos probar". O"No hay amor en paz...........(El amor) siempre va acompanado de agonias, extasis, alegrias intensas y tristezas profundas". O, "En el amor esta' la semilla de nuestro crecimiento.Cuando mas amamos, mas cerca estamos de la esperiencia espiritual".O "Si conoces el amor, conoces tambien el alma del mundo, que esta' hecha de amor".

Los dibujos por Catalina Estrada son de flores, aves, corazones, con algunas caras de mujeres.Son simetricos (lo que sugiere el uso del ordenador), tienen colores muy brillantes,y sontan lindosque a veces atraen la atencion del lector mas que las citas.Se podrian mirar por largos tiempos sin cansarse.

AMORpor Paulo Coelhoes un libropara conoscersea uno mismo, ytambien para descubrir el "alma del mundo".

El libro es pequeno (11 ½x18 ½ cm), ytiene tapa dura con una cintita roja por marcador.Es el regalo perfecto para un novio, mejor todavia, para una novia
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17. El vencedor está solo: Novela
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 416 Pages (2010-09-01)
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El Éxito, un veneno irresistible.

A mbientada en el atractivo entorno del festival de Cannes, El vencedor estÁ solo va mucho mÁs allÁ del lujo y el glamour, y nos aboca a una profunda reflexiÓn acerca de la fuerza de los propios sueÑos y de cuÁl es la escala de valores con la que nos medimos. Seguiremos los pasos de Igor, empresario ruso magnate de las comunicaciones, destrozado por una dolorosa ruptura sentimental, y conoceremos su delirante plan para atraer la atenciÓn de su ex mujer. En su camino se cruzarÁn Gabriela, una joven y ambiciosa actriz; Jasmine, modelo de Ruanda exiliada en Europa; Javits, un productor influyente y corrupto; y Hamid, estilista que empezÓ de cero y estÁ hoy en la cima de su gloria. La apariciÓn de Igor cambiarÁ para siempre las vidas de todos ellos.

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5-0 out of 5 stars El Vencedor está solo. (The Winner is alone)
Paulo Coelho siempre tiene la magia para cautivar al lector a través de sus libros. En esta última obra Coelho nos proporciona muchos detalles de lo que es el festival de Cannes y el "deslumbrante" mundo de la moda. Mediante el transcurso de la lectura en esta obra, el lector se va sumergiendo poco a poco con las investigaciones hechas por el autor (Coelho), donde sus pensamientos ponen la pauta para reflexionar un poco de lo que estás haciendo en tu vida. El Vencedor está solo, no solamente es un libro que trata de un desequilibrado que tiene la meta de asesinar personas para poder aplacar su soledad. Sino mas bien, el festival, los desfiles de moda, la ansiedad para alcanzar "el éxito" son metáforas de la realidad de nuestros tiempos.

5-0 out of 5 stars 2012 el hombre que cambio las profecias mayas
2012 El Hombre Que Cambió las Profecías Mayas (Spanish Edition)
Los mayas lo sabían hace miles de años, 21 de Diciembre de 2012, ¿Fin o evolución?
En esta historia Ghia, un ser extraterrestre, advierte a la Tierra, a través de Jorge, sobre el fin del mundo, su versión coincide con el anuncio que hacen las Profecías Mayas respecto del fin del mundo el 21 de diciembre de 2012, día en que termina el calendario Maya; pero lo más importante es que Ghia le muestra a Jorge cómo cambiar estas profecías para cada uno individualmente.
La 2da. Profecía Maya afirma que "los hombres que cambien su comportamiento y se sincronicen con el planeta, neutralizarán para ellos los cambios drásticos que describen las siguientes profecías"
Habrá entonces dos dimensiones, una positiva y una negativa, unos vivirán la destrucción y otros evolucionarán.
2012 Cómo Cambiar las Profecías Mayas
La historia que usted deseaba leer, de forma simple y clara, para encontrar esas respuestas que mejorarán su YO interior y sus relaciones con sus seres queridos y con los demás. Un mensaje de una originalidad que muy probablemente nunca haya recibido y que renovará el resto de su vida.

4-0 out of 5 stars El Vencedor esta Solo
It was a good book, not as good as the previous ones, but though what is expected of Paulo Coehlo. It was delivered on time and in perfect condition.

3-0 out of 5 stars Buen libro, pero..
Este libro da una buena reseña de como funciona el mundo de la moda y el espectaculo, lamentablente el final deja mucho que desear. A pesar de todo disfrute las diversas historias de los personajes. ... Read more

18. El Zahir : Una Novela de Obsesion (Spanish Edition)
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 320 Pages (2005-05-17)
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El narrador de El Zahir es un aclamado autor de renombre internacional que vive en Francia y disfruta de los privilegios que le otorgan su fama y su dinero. Esther, su esposa de hace diez años, es corresponsal de guerra y a pesar de su éxito profesional, y su relativa libertad de los confines tradicionales del matrimonio, se enfrenta a una crisis existencial que la atormenta silenciosamente. Un día, Esther desaparece con su amigo Mikhail -- quien podría o no ser su amante -- y, perplejas ante la ausencia de indicios, las autoridades deciden cuestionar al narrador. Todos se preguntan si Esther fue secuestrada o asesinada, o si fue que simplemente decidió abandonar un matrimonio que la dejaba insatisfecha. El narrador no tiene las respuestas pero poco a poco comienza a interrogarse sobre su propia existencia.

Sin embargo un día, Mikhail, el hombre con quien Esther fue visto por última vez, encuentra al narrador y promete llevarlo a donde se encuentra su mujer. Se embarcan un viaje que los lleva del suntuoso glamour de Paris, a Kazakhstan, el lugar de origen de Mikhail. Y es en este misterioso lugar, marcado por una historia a la vez trágica y espiritualmente poderosa, que el narrador comienza a hacer sorprendentes descubrimientos sobre si mismo.

Esta evocadora novela escrita por el aclamado autor de los bestsellers internacionales El Alquimista y Once Minutos es la fascinante historia de una obsesión por recuperar un amor perdido, y una búsqueda por comprender cómo se relaciona con la libertad, la realización personal, y la necesidad que cada cual tiene de alcanzar sus metas.

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3-0 out of 5 stars love it!
I love all of Coelho's books and this one is just another amazing piece of art :).

4-0 out of 5 stars an excellent love history/una excelente novela de obcesion y amor
Es una excelente novela de amor y obseción donde la historia te lleva a una reflección profunda sobre la vida de un matrimonio aparentemente normal...

Is an excellent novel of love and obsecion where the story takes you to a deep reflection on the life of an apparently normal marriage...

4-0 out of 5 stars buen libro
este libro lo compre para regalarlo a una amiga que lo ha disfrutado mucho, ella dice que es un libro que la hace pensar y ver que cosas son importantes en la vida

4-0 out of 5 stars Muy esperanzador
Muy bueno a mi parecer, cuando lo empece no lo pude dejar, finalmente me animo a ver las cosas de otra manera en especial en este momento donde mi vida necesita respuestas y me encanto eso de reencontrarse a uno mismo, y aunque las cosas no terminen como uno quiere, aprendemos que la vida es mucho mas que eso, y es un viaje interminable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Coehlo...el mismo del alquimista? que pereza....
Nunca he sido fanatico de Coelho. Siempre me parecio absurdo su estilo de 'guerreros de luz' y cosas sobrenaturales. Sin embargo empece a leer este libro por casualidad, un dia bien aburrido y caliente en una libreria de Miami. Era el unico libro en espanol y por eso lo compre. Al principio el libro atrapa con la sospecha y la especulacion de la esposa desaparecida. Luego el analisis de la sociedad y el comportamiento social que deriva en la busqueda interior del personaje por hallar una explicacion razonable a lo que no tenia logica alguna. Si todo estaba bien...por que todo cambio?. Como decia mi abuela: si funciona bien, no lo arregles. Pero todo se trastorna, todo se mueve, y somos tan cobardes, tan ciegos y tan irresponsables con nuestra vida y la de los demas que no nos atrevemos a ser felices porque creemos que eso hace infelices a otros.
Quede impresionado con el libro. Pense al principio que no pasaria del primer capitulo y al bajar del avion lo dejaria en la silla. Pueda que desista como yo de leer el libro cuando vaya a la mitad. Ese es un puente necesario para entender el final. Invierta en el libro. Y si tiene suenos como yo y tiene pareja estable, hagase un regalo y regaleselo a ese ser especial. Tal vez lo entienda a usted mejor cuando decida hacer de su vida lo que siempre quiso que fuera.
Nunca termine de leer 'El Alquimista'. Me parecio pesado y demasiado filosofico para una epoca en la que pasaba del Rock a las depresiones juveniles mientras sobrevivia a la euforia de las hormonas. A lo mejor ahora tras esta experiencia me decida a leerlo. ... Read more

19. El Demonio y la Senorita Prym: Una Novela (Spanish Edition)
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 192 Pages (2006-06-01)
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Una novela sobre la lucha entre
el Bien y el Mal... y la constante
búsqueda del ser humano por alcanzar la verdadera felicidad

Una comunidad dividida por la codicia, la cobardía y el miedo. Un hombre perseguido por el fantasma de un pasado doloroso. Una joven en busca de la felicidad. Siete días, un breve período de tiempo durante el cual el Bien y el Mal librarán una batalla decisiva, y cada personaje decidirá a cuál de los dos bandos pertenece. Una pequeña aldea perdida en el tiempo y el espacio será el marco de esa inquietante lucha. Con la llegada de un extranjero, el pueblo se convierte en cómplice de una trama perversa que marcará para siempre la historia de sus habitantes.

El Demonio y la Señorita Prym es un texto emocionante, una novela cargada de tensión que plantea una pregunta esencial sobre la que todos nosotros nos hemos parado a reflexionar alguna vez.

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5-0 out of 5 stars De los libros que más me gustó de Paulo Coelho
Me encantó, el tema del bien y el mal muy bien expuesto. Con un estilo mágico, muy bien hecho.

5-0 out of 5 stars El Bien y el mal
Es una novela acerca del bien y el mal dentro de todos nosotros, muy bueno como todos sus libros

5-0 out of 5 stars muy bueno
simplemente fabulosa novela donde como siempre el autor nos deleita ,me parece uno de los mejores libros de coelho. ... Read more

20. Veronika Decide Morir (Spanish Edition)
by Paulo Coelho
Paperback: 240 Pages (2001-10-01)
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Veronika es una joven que tiene los mismos sueños y deseos que cualquier persona de su edad.Es guapa, cuenta con un buen trabajo y no le faltan pretendientes.Su vida transcurre sin mayores sobresaltos, sin grandes alegrías ni grandes tristezas.Pero Veronika no es feliz.Por eso, la mañana del 11 de noviembre de 1997, Veronika decide morir.Sueños y fantasías.Deseo y muerte.Locura y pasión.Veronika, en su camino hacia la muerte, descubre que cada segundo de la existencia es una opción que tomamos entre la alternativa de sequir adelante o de abandonar.Veronika experimenta placeres nuevos y halla un nuevo sentido a la vida, un sentido que le había permanecido oculto hasta ahora, cuando ya es demasiado tarde para echarse atrás.

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5-0 out of 5 stars I love it
This book shows you who you can make choises,,, and make you think in the caind of life you want...

5-0 out of 5 stars El mejor libro que he leido.
Paulo Coelho es uno de los mejores escritores que existe. Despues de leer este libro, me di cuenta que hay muchas cosas que, en lo personal, aun no he vivido. Cambio mi forma de ver las cosas y de pensar. Muy buen libro.

5-0 out of 5 stars Veronika Decide Morir
Beautiful Story!! at the end it makes you realize how important it is to live life as if it was your last day...

5-0 out of 5 stars Mi favorito de Coelho!!!
Este definitivamente es mi libro preferido de este escritor.Verdaderamente las vivencias de Veronica obligan a la reflexion en cuanto a nuestros actos y decisiones, esto rodeado por el interrogante, quienes son los verdaderos dementes?

5-0 out of 5 stars Paulo Coelho fan
I read the Spanish version of this book and absolutely loved it. Paulo Coelho's story is deeply illuminating. It is the story of a young girl, Veronica, who sees the world in a cynical sense and feels deeply depressed. She can't find a reason to live and decides to take her own life. In her quest to end her life, something interesting happens.... Hey, I'm not giving the story away here! If you want to know what happens, you have to read it. No seriously, this is a great book- very inspiring and beautifully written. ... Read more

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