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An authorial voice which, at once, startles and arrests the reader,
This review is from: Aleph (Kindle Edition)
This is my first venture into Coelho's work.
The initial impression is of a style which is as difficult to adjust to as it is startling - and yet its individuality and sheer candour are refreshing and thought-provoking.
Coelho certainly made me question many presuppositions about what a faith can offer as consolation to the sceptic and the spiritually lost.
It is not so much the answers that he offers, as the narrative moves from Europe to the Far East, but rather the unfolding of what can still be less than futile in life as we pass from culture to culture and find the same need for hope.
Altogether, a demanding but ultimately satisfying read for those who search for landmarks.