I Will Be A "Businessman" at BJPE#5
Am very excited . Tomorrow is the day! I have ever love to go for Bukit
Jelutong Plant Exchange coz I can play meet a lot of people there. At the
1 week ago
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
Synopsis from www.goodreads.com Eleven Minutes
is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose
first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age,
she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead
believing that "love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . .
." A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of
finding fame and fortune. Maria's despairing view of love is put to the
test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of
self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness
-- sexual pleasure for its own sake -- or risking everything to find her
own "inner light" and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context
of love. My Comments :
I like to thank King Hua for giving me this copy of Paulo Coelho book when I mentioned that I wish to read more of his works.
Yea, am not a novice in his work. Have read a few of his book and the one I like a lot was The Witch of Portebello. It certainly "bewitched" me
As the synopsis mentioned, this is a story of self-discovery.
This is a hard book for me to read as I tend to stop and ponder how changes happens. Change does not happens overnight. It was amazing "watching" Maria breaking the boundary which she had set one by one ; the heart break...the "what if" and lastly the choice.
Many had commented on the ending. Has the author been pressured into writing the ending to please the readers? Oh well, I guess it would be up to you to comment whether you like the ending or not.