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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is made of magic, 26 Sept. 2011
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This review is from: Aleph (Hardcover)
Like Coelho's previous books, "Aleph" reads poetically. Those who are used to reading Coelho will enjoy "Aleph" as much as "The Zahir" or "The Alchemist".
I stumbled upon Aleph last thursday, 24 hours after having discovered the baby who was growing within me had ceased to live nearly one month before, while I was looking for "a few" books to help me run away from what I was living.
Of course I knew that Aleph wasn't likely to offer me an escape in the world of fantasy, but I somehow felty it would have offered other, something I needed though feared.
This book is made of magic, of hands that know to write the tale of a heart that is on a journey to find itself.
Of a heart that knows how to lead the feet to where it once walked and where it must go.
To understand life for even just a fraction of a second, and find joy in that, and forget, and remember to be one with the truth again.
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Initial post: 27 Sep 2011 15:36:59 BDT
Mare says:
Condolences from a stranger. I'm glad you found comfort in this book.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Oct 2011 10:52:50 BDT
Condolences from one mother who has also lived through the same experience... thoughts are with you

Posted on 2 Nov 2011 20:08:50 GMT
St Davies says:
Beautiful

Posted on 4 Nov 2011 13:49:54 GMT
sorry to hear what you went/still are going through. With best wishes xx

Posted on 14 Nov 2011 13:49:38 GMT
Hi Pilar
Was looking for a book and stumbled on your review. I loved 'The Alchemist' which I read a few years ago and found quite absorbing and magical, so may give Aleph a go. So sorry for you loss. Take good care.

Posted on 28 Jan 2012 22:19:15 GMT
Peter says:
so very sad, hope you are moving on and coping and maybe the book brought you some short term respite

Posted on 23 Feb 2014 16:41:26 GMT
G. Trave says:
Paulo Coelho is one of the most important writers of our time. His life experience and his natural ability to explain the mystery of life and to help those of us who are conscious and on our spiritual journey he is the maestro. I read this book in 48 hours and learnt so much and it left me feeling that I had learnt again what we all know but is laid Latent in our genes and cells of our very being.
It helps to know that we are all on our journeys, we all suffer pain, loss, sheer bloody agonies and if you are reading this thinking this guy has lost the plot, its because you haven't lived yet. The pain and loss transmutes to your gift which is when you learn to accept and to love.
Buy it .... Its a trifle.
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