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Paulo Coelho

Those who already know him, have you read any of his books? If so, which did you like the most, and why?

About a year ago I read "Veronika Decides To Die" and I completely fell in love with it. It is beautiful and I think it has the potential to be a life changing book.
You can read more about it here
I totally recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it yet smile.gif

I've read a few pages of The Manual Of The Warrior Of Light, and even though I didn't dislike it, it didn't seem very interesting to me. Seemed kinda monotonous. I've also read the first 3 or 4 pages of The Alchemist a while ago, but stopped bcause it seemed kind of complicate, but I am determined to finish reading it sometime, heh.

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Yeah, he is a brazilian writer smile.gif I read his 4 first books and after that I stoped. He is good smile.gif

Nowadays I like to read his articles to two newspapers here, he is great on it. What not much people know is that he wrote really good lyrics in the past!! He worked with a guy called Raul Seixas, a kind of crazy and visionary musician and singer....their lyrics were amazing smile.gif

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I've only read The Alchemist. It was well written, but I can't say that it was profound or anything like that for me. A few of his others look good though!

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Count me in,I have read 'The Alchemist' , 'The Pilgrimage' and 'The Fifth Mountain'. I like all but 'The Fifth Mountain' is probably my favourite.
I like it because it catches attention at once and when you start reading it,you are totally absorbed in it as if you are in the scene.

Has anyone read that 'By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Cried' and 'The witch of Portobello'?are they worth reading?

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I don't like his stuff.

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QUOTE (Zachemc2 @ May 26 2009, 09:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't like his stuff.

For some reason I doubt you ever read any of his books.

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^ Dai, why do you say that?

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QUOTE (Jacinta @ May 26 2009, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
^ Dai, why do you say that?

Because this dude has been posting crap all over the place for the past few days just to increase his stupid post count and I am thisclose to suspending him again.

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Ah, fair call.
How annoying confused.gif

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I've only ever read The Zahir. Must say I quite liked it. smile.gif His style of writing is different to other authors I've read from so this book really grabbed my attention.

I currently have The Alchemist which I'm soon going to start reading and I hope I can get my hands on Veronika Decides To Die soon. It's the only one that I haven't been able to find around here.

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OK, Look. My teacher made us (students) read some book called The Fifth Mountain. The book was probably my least favorite book I've ever read.

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I love this author..I have read 'till now "The Alchemist" which I want to read again,"The Winner Stands Alone" (his latest one),which is absolutely great, "The Witch Of Portobello", "The Devil and Miss Prym", "Brida" and now I read "The Zahir"..I want to read all of his book,I like so much his books..If I were to choose one book to be my favorite that would be "The Winner Stands Alone"..But I'll have a clearer image when I read them all..smile.gif

Edited by EmmOuGR, 19 June 2009 - 01:29 PM.


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I have read 'The Alchemist' and 'The Pilgrimage' but I don't like his books and how he writes... confused.gif


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I've read a few of his books and a few of his short stories.

I can highly recommend "Veronica decides to die" and "11 minutes" - in my opinion the best books he wrote!

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I read Veronika Decides to Die this summer. Such an amazing and beautiful book. Definitely one of the best I've ever read.

I lent it to a friend and she loved it too.
I have to re-read it soon!

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I've read 'Alchemist' and I didn't like it and never been interested to check out his other books. But it was such a long time ago, so my taste could've changed tongue.gif

Have you guys seen 'Veronika decides to die' movie? Is it good?

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QUOTE (spanish_idiot @ Nov 21 2009, 07:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I read Veronika Decides to Die this summer. Such an amazing and beautiful book. Definitely one of the best I've ever read.

I lent it to a friend and she loved it too.
I have to re-read it soon!

Glad you liked it, Fati biggrin.gif It's one of my favorites, too.

QUOTE (Ania. @ Nov 21 2009, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've read 'Alchemist' and I didn't like it and never been interested to check out his other books. But it was such a long time ago, so my taste could've changed tongue.gif

Have you guys seen 'Veronika decides to die' movie? Is it good?

There's a movie?!

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Yes, there is!


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QUOTE (Ania. @ Nov 22 2009, 05:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, there is!

Awesome. I'll download it biggrin.gif

And woo! Lupin is Dr. Blake!

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The movie's not out yet, but I'm determined to read the book before it does. SMG and David Thewlis in the same movie? Awesome cool.gif

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^It says it was out in May '09 unsure.gif

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I think that's just in Europe, for some reason. I'm pretty sure it's coming out next year in the US. But it's probably on the internet somewhere. I still want to read the book first. Then Dai and I shall watch the movie together.

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I'm reading Veronika Decides to Die now--I'm up to her first full day at Villete. I'm really enjoying it.

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I bought "The Pilgrimage" at the fair the other day, I'll read it once I'm finished with my the current books I'm reading

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I've read some of his books, and they are the best I've ever read, especially "Veronika Decides To Die", I wanna see the movie, it already came out in Brazil, but I still haven't seen.
I wanna read his other books, but I've got no time to do it. confused.gif
He is the best brazilian writer, no doubt.

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I had read the alchemist I think its great kinda motivational it really make you think about your goals and dream and all the possibilities or challenges that you made have to accomplish them. I also like 11 minutes kinda sad but its a very different love tragic realistic storyand its my favorite and finally veronika decide to die a popular one.

my favorite quote from the alchemist : Cuando quieres realmente una cosa, el universo entero conspira para ayudarte a conseguirla.

QUOTE (Ania. @ Nov 22 2009, 02:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, there is!



wow I didnt know there was a movie .. thanxs for the link.

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I've only read The Alchemist and didn't liked it at all.
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QUOTE (Dai. @ Apr 19 2008, 05:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've read a few pages of The Manual Of The Warrior Of Light, and even though I didn't dislike it, it didn't seem very interesting to me. Seemed kinda monotonous. I've also read the first 3 or 4 pages of The Alchemist a while ago, but stopped bcause it seemed kind of complicate, but I am determined to finish reading it sometime, heh.

Complicate? It's easier than harry potter!

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QUOTE (Haydée @ Dec 25 2009, 03:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Complicate? It's easier than harry potter!

Noooo. Well not for me at least. Because it was all a huge metaphor, that's the way I read it. I'd read a couple paragraphs, then stop to think about what they meant and how I could relate them to my life. I did finish reading it, btw, and I liked it.

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Yeah, it is a metaphor, for me too.
But it didn't add anything to my life I guess.
I'm glad you did liked it (:

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I read The Manual Of The Warrior Of Light a few months ago and thought it was a little bit complicated, but I liked it. (:


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