Search Results: "Paulo Coelho"


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MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA by Paulo Coelho
Released: April 2, 2013

"This 'novel' will appeal to those who like their philosophy predigested yet served on platters."
Another treacly and pseudo-profound set of pronouncements, these from "the Copt," a Greek living in Jerusalem at the end of the 11th century. Read full book review >

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THE WINNER STANDS ALONE by Paulo Coelho
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2009

"The inconclusive ending validates our worst fears: There could be a sequel."
A serial killer arrives at the Cannes Film Festival, in New Age guru Coelho's listless thriller (Brida, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SPY by Paulo Coelho
by Paulo Coelho, translated by Zoë Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A sympathetic but sketchy portrait of a legend."
Coelho's (Adultery, 2014, etc.) novel about Mata Hari, the notorious and (in all likelihood) falsely accused World War I spy, hews closely to the facts. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTH MOUNTAIN by Paulo Coelho
Released: March 11, 1998

"Surprisingly persuasive storytelling."
A huge improvement over Brazilian author Coelho's last, the gucky religious romance By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept (1996). Read full book review >

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THE ZAHIR by Paulo Coelho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"One final gem of wisdom: 'It is always important to know when something has reached its end.' The Zahir ends on page 298. You're welcome."
On the road again—to spiritual and sexual fulfillment, as promised by the megabestselling Brazilian author of The Alchemist . Read full book review >

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BRIDA by Paulo Coelho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"This patchy mélange of vaguely Gnostic sounding aphorisms and not much action—climaxing with a BYOB witch-initiation party—will mostly appeal to Coelho's diehard devotees."
New Age savant Coelho (The Witch of Portobello, 2007, etc.) whitewashes witchcraft. Read full book review >

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WARRIOR OF THE LIGHT by Paulo Coelho
Released: March 1, 2003

"Feeble."
Brazilian Coelho (renowned for The Alchemist, 1993) has sold over 35 million copies worldwide and been translated into 54 languages. His latest may end up in the same enviable boat. Read full book review >

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ELEVEN MINUTES by Paulo Coelho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Down-to-earth dialogue and detail about classy whoring: one of Coelho's strongest."
The Brazilian Coelho, whose inspirational fables have sold about 50 million copies in 150 countries in 57 languages, at times persuades reviewers with his talent but often is seen as gucky and spiritually challenged. Read full book review >

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THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coelho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

"Americans should flock to it like gulls."
Coelho is a Brazilian writer with four books to his credit. Read full book review >

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BY THE RIVER PIEDRA I SAT DOWN AND WEPT by Paulo Coelho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Sex and God whipped into a tasty mayonnaise."
By the Brazilian author of The Alchemist (1993) and the nonfictional The Valkyries: An Encounter with Angels (1995), a more mature work of fiction that may sell big. Read full book review >

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ADULTERY by Paulo Coelho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"More trite truthiness from Coelho."
A Swiss journalist strives to redress the meaninglessness of her life with even more meaningless sexual encounters in Coelho's latest pseudo-philosophical screed. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL AND MISS PRYM by Paulo Coelho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2006

"A bit more playful than some of Coelho's other efforts, and all the better for it."
Coelho's latest parable (The Zahir, 2005, etc.) has vague Kafkaesque overtones as a town is challenged to murder an innocent in exchange for prosperity. Read full book review >