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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Singapore Adventure: Paulo Coelho, Back-to-Back

After my NDS Flashcart decided to conk out and bail on me, I am back to reading again. And having some Paulo Coelho books lying in the shelves proved to be a real treat.
And so, it's time for a Paulo Coelho Back-to-Back. ^_^

The Devil and Miss Prym

Set in a small village where the people are content with their everyday lives working the mountains, tending their animals, and living simple lives. And one uneventful day, a stranger - The Devil, comes to present them with a wager through a local girl, Miss Chantal Prym.
Interesting storyline, interesting characters, and an interesting ending. Again, a recipe of a memorable novel.
I enjoyed every page of the book. However, at some point it became a bit predictable for me. But nevertheless, it was still a good story, and a book with so much life lessons to impart - especially about the perpetual battle of good and evil in us.

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The Zahir

A story about obsession. Obsession over chasing for a lost love. Love not only in the romantic sense, but love as an energy that is slowly vanishing amongst people.
The storyteller is a novelist, who remained nameless in the novel, narrating the story of his life after his wife left. He told of quest to finding the love he lost and the journey he undertook that finally led him to her and to "love".
The storyline is a bit too heavy for me. But it is a good read. Made me realize some things about my own experiences. The ending was well-written - it was heartbreaking and it was beautiful.

1 Cookie Thoughts:

Anonymous said...


I'm a big fan of Paulo Coelho! You will love this! He's the first best-selling
author to be distributing for free his works on his blog:

Have a nice day!