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Paulo Coelho

Discussion in 'Author Discussion' started by Brida, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Peder

    Peder Well-Known Member

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    corrections

    Sabenankh,
    I see I should have checked amazon before I posted the above. :eek:
    I now see that the author was Russell Conwell, not Dale Carnegie. :eek:
    And I now see that it is readily available, alone or in collections. :eek:
    But at least the title is still Acres of Diamonds. (Now I only hope that the story is as I remember it. :rolleyes: It sure seems like the right book, appearing in the company of another old-time inspirational book by Napoleon Hill, "Think And Grow Rich.")

    So, maybe it is buyer beware!
    Unfortunately, my copy is buried, otherwise I would know for sure.
    /egg all over face/
    Peder
     
  2. Sabenankh

    Sabenankh New Member

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    Hello Peder and sorry for this late reply... i haven't checked this thread out in a long time "blush":eek: ... but thanks again, you were very sweet to look into that book for me, i'll try to get it because now i really am curious about it :D
     
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    I really didn't like The Zahir although it was recommended by a Paulo Coelho fan! I couldn't believe I finally finished it! I also got Eleven minutes which I didn't start yet. But I'm having these thoughts Eleven minutes may disappoint me as well however I'm willing to give Paulo Coelho another shot!
     
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    Paulo coelho's new book is out!

    THE WINNER STANDS ALONE is a masterpiece: it talks about values lost and never found again. It looks like a thriller, but it is not - the characters are trapped and manipulated by the people Coelho calls "The Superclass". Once more Coelho made it. And I also believe Coelho is one of the few writers that are always exploring unknown seas, instead of repeating the same plot over and over again. Kudos to him.
     
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    beer good Well-Known Member

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    I don't doubt it.

    Oh dear. They're not lizards, by any chance?

    :lol:
     
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    Never read any of his books.............. until now, I have just started 'Brida'.
     
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    'Eleven Minutes' is the first and only book of Paulo Coelho, I have read so far, and I am amazed by his ability to portray the life of a prostitute in such a dignified manner, never degrading Maria's profession. Paulo has in fact given a sneak peek into her pure soul and her zeal to fulfil her dreams.

    I am looking forward to read his Alchemist now.
     
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    I am a fan of Paulo Coelho too. My favorite so far is Eleven Minutes. Read my review here to find out why I like the book so much.Eleven Minutes- Paulo Coelho
     
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    I loved tha ALCHEMIST...Very nice story!

    Great Book Reviews of 2010 at Bookcreak dot com
     
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    after this discussion i ordered three of his books =)

    should've done it a long time ago...
     
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    yeah- coelho is my anti-depressant pill
     
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    i have yet to read anything from him but he seems like an amazing writer, I think i will check him out!
     
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    So when a mother wants her child to survive an illness and the child of course dies, exactly how did the universe conspire to help her?

    Sentimental, hollow maxims that leave me baffled as to how anyone can take them seriously in the world we live in.
     
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    hey

    Yes I agree with you Paolo Coelho is awesome. Ilove his The devil and Miss prym
     
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    I recently read The Alchemist, a book that was on my must-read list for quite some time, and I have to confess that I liked it only in parts. The beginning was good, and I was taken in by the strange mythical characters and places Paulo conjured up. I was quite keen to find out whether the shepherd boy actually discovers the treasure or not.

    However, the story did falter in the middle, and I just did not find that the term Alchemist does any justice to the story. Probably, it was used by the author to stir the curiosity of the readers.

    But the end justified the means. The climax had me in splits and I would recommend this book solely on the good end.

    I have read Eleven Minutes and Brida as well. Brida disappointed me totally, promised magic and gave sentimental jumbo. But, I found Eleven Minutes as a sensitive story.
     
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    ... and a reply.

     
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    And another reply.

     
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    Wow! If all of that is true, I can't for the life of me imagine how he as achieved such numbers. I'm surprised that The Alchemist has sold as many as two copies. :confused:
     
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    As one who has never really sat down with anything by Coelho, I'm not really qualified to comment. I do wonder what his problem is with Ulysses and Joyce.
     

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