Thursday, October 28, 2010

ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK

Yeah, BOOKWORM ends today. Thanks for all the participants of Girls Talk who shared their collections of books. Most of the books you guys shared are included in my "to buy" list.

All - time favorite books - THE LITTLE PRINCE & PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE.. but if there's another book I wanna share to you guys that would be - ELEVEN MINUTES - by Paulo Coelho.  A reviewer of this book said...Eleven Minutes is worth reading, but with a very open mind. However, it is not something that one would enjoy reading again, like The Alchemist.

HE SPOKE of the importance of my books in his life, concluding: ‘They make me dream.’ I have often heard these words before and they always please me greatly. At that moment, however, I felt really frightened, because I knew my new novel, Eleven Minutes, dealt with a subject that was harsh, difficult and shocking.”(Excerpts from ’Dedication - Eleven Minutes’by Paulo Coelho)


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.

One has to read this novel with a very clear mind, that is, if one wants to enjoy the literature value of it. Otherwise you will feel it is another one of the well written sex-flicks..

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4 comments:

Kero said...

I enjoyed the book very well. I think this is my favorite of Coelho's works. =)

Happy weekend, dear!

imriz said...

what an inspiring odyssey for maria!

Earth said...

i've heard a lot about Paulo Coelho. one great writer!

K said...

coelho is not a light read, and indeed, eleven minutes may not be a suitable for everyone. it is, for me, though :D

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