For the 10th KhiBookSwap meetup we had ‘Paulo Coelho’ as our author of the month. So our members shared his book reviews.
Areeba’s Review of The Witch of Portobello
“The Witch of Portobello is a typical Paulo Coelho fancy worded, preach-ish book with a touch of mystery. Based on female goddesses, nature, gypsies and women who are restless and looking for their life’s purpose. Perfect for people who are interested in spiritual reads, else it’s slightly (or more than that) boring that you might wanna sleep halfway through it.”
Noor’s Review of The Alchemist
“The Alchemist, a journey of a young boy who travels to Egypt in search of a treasure. This journey turns out to be life changing with Paulo Coelho’s enchanting words and simple style, this book is one of my ultimate favorite books.”
Jadirah’s Review of The Zahir
“The Zahir is full of life and relationship lessons, but I found it to be a slow read. The only thing commendable was Paulo Coelho’s choice of words and well; he is known for his quotable quotes. The story itself had no climax, felt unnecessarily dragged and came to a boring end.”
Ifrah’s Review of Life: Selected Quotations
“The ideal book for your night-stand! A collection of Coelho’s most loved and influential quotations, perfect for when you are searching for some sustenance for the soul.”
Jamal’s Review about Paulo Coelho
“Paulo Coelho, though I have read little is someone whom I might never read. The poetic prose and the airiness or the content makes it ideal to find meaning in places where none exists. Is it good for Facebook quotations …yes. Can you quote it to impress your date and act all superior, yes. But if you are a political history and thriller fan like me than try as you might, you can’t read Paulo Coelho.”
Maham’s Review of The Pilgrimage
“The book which I read for this month was The Pilgrimage. It tells the story about Paulo’s self-discovering journey through Spain, on the road to Santiago. And how he uncovers the secret of a happy life through finding joy in the simplest of things.”
My Review of Manuscript Found in Accra
“Those who are familiar with Coelho’s work know that we must read between the lines to get the message. This book, however, answers the questions that we all make to ourselves at least once in our lives. It’s amazing to think how many manuscripts such as these were lost to us generations ago–that many scholars’ thoughts and advice are lost to the ravages of time.
Group photo at the end of our meeting.
Written by Farman Shams Co-founder of #KHIBookSwap