Aleph is the latest book written by Paulo Coelho and since Im a cheapskate, I chose to borrow the book from a friend instead (plug: Thanks Anna Cleal of Flipflop tours)
Its a book that kinda reveals a personal side of Paulo Coelho.. but I notice in his previous book Brida that the main character is always associated with a partner half their age. Hmm.. Oh well, that’s the way he likes to flow the story.. who am i to disagree :))
Oh well, since Im a fan of long travels, the trans siberian railway fascinates me… I wanna go there *SIGH*
Excerpts I like so far from the book Aleph which I can relate:
“Graduates leave university and can’t find a job. Old people reach retirement and have almost nothing to live on. Grown ups have no time to dream, struggling from nine to five to support families and pay for children’s education, always bumping into “harsh reality””
“the world has never been divided now, what with religious wars, genocides, a lack of respect for planet, economic crisis, depression, poverty, with everyone wanting instant resolutions to at least some of the world’s problems or their own. And things look only bleaker as we head into the future.. What am I doing here, trying to make way in a spiritual tradition whose roots are in the remote past, far from challenges of the present moment?”
ouch. strikes me best.
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