When I think of Paulo, I think of deep understanding and thinking out of the box. As I had picked his latest book I was full of anticipation, especially since the name of the book had a lot to say.
My first thought was, will he justify adultery? Will he condemn it? What would be his view that would be new and not already written about before?
All these questions were answered and revelations made. You cannot read a Paulo Coelho book and not come back with a richer, better understanding of life and love. Here too he views adultery through the eyes and experience of a woman, maybe because we women feel more passionately, think more deeply and move more selflessly.
The book moved me because the even though it talks of adultery, it does not glorify it but speaks of forgiveness and willingness to move forward and that sometimes the love of a family is greater than the love of an individual.
I do understand that but will I be able to forgive and forget? No, I don’t think so.
The book does not encourage adultery but in fact tells us why it happens and how easy it is to fall in its trap. It also speaks of the easy solution for avoiding adultery – Love.
Yes, love is solution for all your ills and Paulo has proven it yet again.
“Everything we seek so enthusiastically before we reach adulthood – love, work, faith – turns into a burden too heavy to bear.
There is only one way to escape this: love. To love is to transform slavery into freedom.”
He never mentions the name of the lady, all others have names – Jacob & Marianne as well as her husband but I don’t remember reading her name. It sure adds to the mystery!
It could have been any one of ours story and I found that soothing and unsettling at once. How love that was everything just not be enough one day?
How love is the cure and the disease?
How do I know it is not my story or it will not be mine?
You have to read the book to find your own thoughts on #Adultery and how in-depth has been #PauloCoelho research.
I loved these words about love and find them so true and inspiring. We don’t fall out of love, we stop trying to stay in love.
The thought-provoking new novel from the international bestselling author whose words change lives.
Linda knows she’s lucky.
Yet every morning when she opens her eyes to a so-called new day, she feels like closing them again.
Her friends recommend medication.
But Linda wants to feel more, not less.
And so she embarks on an adventure as unexpected as it is daring, and which reawakens a side of her that she – respectable wife, loving mother, ambitious journalist – thought had disappeared.
Even she can’t predict what will happen next….
The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. In 1986, PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage. In the following year, COELHO published The Alchemist. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time. Other titles include Brida (1990), The Valkyries (1992), By the river Piedra I sat Down and Wept (1994), the collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo entitle Maktub (1994), the compilation of texts Phrases (1995), The Fifth Mountain (1996), Manual of a Warrior of Light (1997), Veronika decides to die (1998), The Devil and Miss Prym (2000), the compilation of traditional tales in Stories for parents, children and grandchildren (2001), Eleven Minutes (2003), The Zahir (2005), The Witch of Portobello (2006) and Winner Stands Alone (to be released in 2009).
During the months of March, April, May and June 2006, Paulo Coelho traveled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella in 1986. He also held surprise book signings – announced one day in advance – in some cities along the way, to have a chance to meet his readers.
In ninety days of pilgrimage the author traveled around the globe and took the famous Transiberrian train that took him to Vladivostok. During this experience Paulo Coelho launched his blog Walking the Path – The Pilgrimage in order to share with his readers his impressions. Since this first blog Paulo Coelho has expanded his presence in the internet with his daily blogs in WordPress, Myspace & Facebook. He is equally present in media sharing sites such as Youtube and Flickr, offering on a regular basis not only texts but also videos and pictures to his readers.
From this intensive interest and use of the Internet sprang his bold new project: The Experimental Witch where he invites his readers to adapt to the screen his book The Witch of Portobello.
Indeed Paulo Coelho is a firm believer of Internet as a new media and is the first Best-selling author to actively support online free distribution of his work.