Search Results: "Paulo Lemos Horta"


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MARVELLOUS THIEVES by Paulo Lemos Horta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"An insightful examination of a significant literary work and the fraught complexities of translation."
From its origin, the Thousand and One Nights has been frequently translated, embellished, and transformed. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Potential value as a competently written, step-by-step how-to from an apparently experienced insider, but often reads more as a gleeful tell-all from a guy who got away with it."
Using his "9 Golden Rules" of infidelity, Rossi teaches women how to successfully cheat on their significant others. Read full book review >

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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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ALEPH by Paulo Coelho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"For readers who admire books filled with goofy yet endearing spiritual clichés such as, 'Death is just a door into another dimension.'"
The latest spirituality-lite novel from Coelho (The Winner Stands Alone, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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CITY OF GOD by Paulo Lins
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Numbing scenes of horrific carnage and brutality make for painful, but somehow compulsory, reading."
A bleak panorama of slum life in Rio's Cidade de Deus (the "City of God") under three decades of gang rule. Read full book review >

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NOWHERE PEOPLE by Paulo Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"By the time the novel's final few pages attempt to tie these various strands together, the writer's ambition has exceeded his accomplishment."
Clueless student radicals, indigenous Brazilian Indians and the Internet find an uneasy mix within a novel that seems to serve as a political allegory. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH OF PORTOBELLO by Paulo Coelho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2007

"A disappointing rehash of pretty conventional spirituality."
Coelho (The Devil and Miss Prym, 2006, etc.) returns to his favored (and incredibly successful) territory of spiritual questing in this tedious account of a young woman's ascendancy as a guru. 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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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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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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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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VERONIKAK DECIDES TO DIE by Paulo Coelho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2000

"Imagine peering into the very heart of the mystical rose in Dante's Paradise and finding the neon injunction: 'TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.'"
A touching, if overexplicit, fable about learning to live in the face of death. Read full book review >