Saturday, September 13, 2014

~Adultery - Paulo Coelho~

Adultery - Paulo Coelho
Pic- Red Riding Hood

I took a long break.. Now it's time to break the ice. Well I went to book fair on Thursday (11) and bought thirty (30) books. yeah my mother was shocked. :) Anyway I already finished reading one book, Paulo Coelho's latest book, "Adultery". I thought to write about how I felt after reading it. 
First of all, I must say Paulo Coelho is one of my favourite authors and I love his work. In 2006 I read "The Alchemist" and that's when I fell in love with his books. "Veronica decides to die", "By the river Piedra I sat down and wept", "Eleven minutes" "Manuscript Found in Accra" are my favourites. 
The story is about a woman who is in her thirties begins to question about her life. She has a perfect life in the eyes of others, a perfect marriage, two beautiful children, a good job and a house. Basically everything. But she is tired of all the perfectness around her. She met her ex boyfriend at a meeting and she fell in love with him again. The story is about how she loses herself in order to discover who she is again. 
It is a nice story with a good message. A very strong message to them who is bored with their marriages and their perfect lives. 
But, yes, there is a but.. All the other books Paulo Coelho wrote were able to make a significant difference in my mind. I didn't feel that in this book. We all know Paulo Coelho is a wizard who can do magic through his words. But I didn't see that magic in this book. I don't whether I felt that way because I'm new to whole marriage and extramarital affairs. I have never experienced any of those before. But all the other novels were like portals which open a door to the truth or to some deep emotions that we all felt but couldn't ever explain. In "Adultery" I didn't feel that. The main character, female journalist, goes through some kind of portal like that, but the problem is she doesn't take us with her. 
At the end she finds her way back to her real love or to the truth in her life. But I couldn't understand what makes her realize that, the path she is in, is not the right one. And is it possible for someone to end an intimate relationship at once without any regrets or any more cravings. 
I asked myself, where is the chapter that makes a huge difference in reader's heart and mind? where are those quotes we usually read in his books that tattooed into our memory? 
But when you forget about "Alchemist", you forget about "Veronica" you can enjoy this book. Forget about the
Paulo you knew, think as a new one.

However the book is still good compared to most of other novels. 
I will finish this review with a one quote that tattooed in my memory and that's the only. 
"There is none so blind as the one who does not want to see"

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  1. not going to comment on the book cuz I haven't read it. Btw did you buy Haruki Murakami books? if so, you should give them a try. I mean, now! ;)

    1. No men... I searched every where.. only found a translation of "South of the border, west of the sun".. I wanted to buy originals.. some sales assistance haven't heard of him even.. :/ but anyway I found a pdf of "Norwegian Wood".. must give it a try..

      btw read "Adultery' and tell me what you think..

    2. Oh wow, no Haruki Murakami books in an "INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR"? so disappointed. -_-

      and sure I will. Not a huge fan of Paulo Coelho now because too much "God" stuff but sure, I loved Eleven Minutes, The Alchemist and Manuscript Found in Accra.

  2. You must read 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, it is an amazing book.

    If you miss one line you lose the whole thread of the story though so this is not a book to be read in a hurry.

    1. Thanx for the suggestion.. I will definitely read it.. :)

  3. Never read any of his books. Anyways, the best time to write a book review is immediately after reading it while your memory is still fresh.

    1. yeah.. true.. :) now i have a book where I write about every book I read..


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