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The Zahir
The Zahir | Paulo Coelho
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The narrator of The Zahir is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover. Was Esther kidnapped, murdered, or did she simply escape a marriage that left her unfulfilled? The narrator doesn't have any answers, but he has plenty of questions of his own. Then one day Mikhail finds the narrator and promises to reunite him with his wife. In his attempt to recapture a lost love, the narrator discovers something unexpected about himself.
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Kitta
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I went through a phase of reading tons of Paulo Coelho because I didn‘t know what else to take out from the library and I wanted to recapture the magic of The Alchemist. The Zahir did that for me.

The rest of the books were so-so because they felt like repetitions of the same theme but I loved this one. It‘s about a man on a journey to find his wife who disappears without a note or a trace.

#alphabetgame #letterz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

LeeRHarry I haven‘t liked any books of his that I‘ve read since The Alchemist- which I adored - but I‘ll put this one on my TBR 😊 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 3mo
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Mahasa
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soulseeker
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RinaBrahmbhattBarot
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My weekend stack! What are you reading this weekend?

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JenDR
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Too long to type out. Checkout the picture. This paragraph rang so true for me.

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JenDR
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Just started the third book of my vacation.

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Swati
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'Esther asked why people are sad. "That's simple," said the old man. "They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if the plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people's ideas, and it is more than they can cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams".'

Read: Aug18

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Muhammadilyas007
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I have just started reading paulo Coelho's book, The Zahir. After reading the first few pages, I got very much interest in it and willing to read the whole book within a week. I would recommend this book of love, loss and obsession to u all.

RaimeyGallant Sounds interesting. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. 5y
Muhammadilyas007 @RaimeyGallant Thanks a lot. I appreciate your efforts. 5y
Jess7 Welcome 5y
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thapa
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'We need to forget what we think we are, so that we can really become what we are.'
-PAULO COELHO
The Zahir

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀 Hope you enjoy it here! 5y
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andreasmelts
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Paulo Coelho writes very simply and realistically, though at some points it was a bit difficult to understand who was talking to who, because the names weren't mentioned.

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Smartypants
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The premise is meaningful but it took six months to complete the book. I recognize the author is world renowned but the journey to finish this book felt as long as the journey the protagonist took to find The Zahir. Nonetheless, #litsyatoz reading challenge is what encouraged me to persist.

Swati Took me about 10 years. I would start the book, read halfway, then drop it. Kept repeating it. Finally began again, and read the thing in a week. What I understood was, just like the book, if you're not ready for 'The Zahir', it will not be visible to you. I never could get through earlier because I never understood what it was trying to say to me. When I did understand, I reached the end. 4y
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Smartypants
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What a profound statement on love. Although I've not really ever experienced love, I can see how this could be so true. #zahir #love #quotes #pablocoelho

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SusanLee
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Of self discovery, extra marital affairs and disappearing wife. Finally I concluded that Paulo's prose is not my cuppa tea 😓

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avrthecreator
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All you have to do is pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.

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ScottSays
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Definitely the worst Coelho book I've read

Swati It's not. If you didn't get it, or couldn't finish it, or were frustrated by it - you simply weren't ready for it. Took me ten years of reading and re-reading to finally close the last page - it was worth it. I put it in the category as Eleven Minutes, Alchemist, and By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept. 4y
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ShelvesAndCandles
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BarbaraTheBibliophage ❤📚❤📚 6y
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ShelvesAndCandles
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Happy holidays my dear book nerds!
Best wishes! 💕

Faibka Happy Holidays! 💕🎁 6y
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GeorginaCrossAuthor
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Who shall we meet next?

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Nenacolours
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bellissimo!
ci proviamo!

MrBook Welcome to @Litsy !!! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻! 6y
Nenacolours MrBook thank You Very much 6y
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Booknerdmermaid
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My all time favourite book read many many times... Too lazy to read it... Let's listen to it :)

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The_Literary_Jedi
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#pinkandgreenbooks for Day #3 of #augustofpages challenge and here are just a couple- Paulo Coelho because his writing changed my life, a novel involving Jane Austen because we all need some Austen in our lives, my almanac to keep my Druid/Cymry roots close, and a book that is my favorite color...lime! #augustphotochallenge

TheSpinecrackersBookClub Simply gorgeous! 6y
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sherri
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That time I reorganized my bookshelves.