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Book Review: The Zahir

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After ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho, ‘The Zahir’ was my second book. The book is written from the point of view of unnamed celebrity author who talks about his life and his search and his Zahir, a blinding obsession, in the book.
The author lives in Paris with his wife Esther, a war correspondent. His life is turned upside down when he finds out that his wife is missing. 2 years goes and there is still no sign of Esther. The unanswered questions and unknown reason of disappearance leads to pain and suffering. Author to release his pain and writes a book about love. This book brings Mikhail, a young boy from Kazakhstan, to meet the author who helps him with the whereabouts of his wife. The book talks about how he rediscovers himself, the energy of love and also falls in love with French actress.
There are various talks between Esther and author which are thought provoking. The topics triggering my brain waves were about happiness and sadness in people’s eye. How a daily life though we …

Book Review: Alchemist

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Alchemist..  It’s all about Destiny!

Most of my book selection goes on people’s view. So when people told me about Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, I was like let me give it a try. There is no harm in reading a book when pages of the same don’t exceed 100.
The book speaks of a shepherd boy named Santiago, who is happy living a life of adventure and travel. Suddenly he dreamt of treasure near pyramid in the Egypt. Gypsies women told him that it’s your destiny. There is a treasure and it’s calling for you. So after selling all his sheep’s, Santiago head out for his destiny.
One his way, he joins the caravan who takes him to Egypt. They take rest in a small village in the desert due to war between the tribes. There he meets love of his life, desert women name Fatima. Fatima teaches Santiago to follow his heart and move towards his destiny. True love will always wait for him to return. He follows his heart and move towards the pyramid with the help of An Alchemist, who lives in the same village.