Thursday, October 05, 2006

Like Flowing River - Paulo Coelho

Just finished reading a brilliant book by Paulo Coelho. The book is called "Like Flowing River". Unlike his other popular books, this is not a fiction. As the title suggest it is a collection of thoughts and reflections.

This is a collection of the articles written and published by him on various subjects. You could call it a management, philosophical, spiritual, travelogue , stories or whatever you like. He writes with amazing ability of his encounters with people and events, stories told by people , reflections on social events.

There are many quotes from Bible , Quran, Buddism, Bhagavad Gita.
All the writings are a search for finding the essence of life, as he said every life has a legend and the journey of life is our effort to fulfill that legend. It is humourous , very touching and personal and very strong on views. And the judgement is yours..
Paulo Coelho has been one of the writers I liked. This was after I read the very poetic first chapter of "Like Piedra I sat down and Wept" . I have read all his fictions and was alwayed liked his style of writing.
I recommend all to buy and read this book and you will realise what I mean..

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