The Fifth Mountain - Paulo Coelho Reviews
Description:ISBN 0722536542 / Author: Paulo Coelho / Genre: Fiction / Published in over 100 countries, translated into 42 different languages, with ... more
The Fifth Mountain - Paulo Coelho ... over 21 million copies of his books sold internationally, Paulo Coelho can truly claim to be one of the most popular writers in the world. The Independent on Sunday has called him a 'publishing phenomenon'. Paulo's writing is a visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore. His stories are simple and direct, yet they have the power to change lives and inspire you with the courage to follow your dreams...His fifth novel, The Fifth Mountain, is set in the 9th century BC. Elijah is a young man struggling to maintain his sanity amidst a chaotic world of tyranny and war. Forced to flee his home, then choose between his newfound love and security and his overwhelming sense of duty, this is a moving and inspiring story about how we can transcend even the most terrible ordeals by keeping faith and love alive.
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by - written on 12/06/10, updated on 17/06/10 (Very useful, 286 readings)
Paulo Coelho is a master story-teller and each of his stories carries a message rich in wisdom. This is an unashamedly moral tale. Coelho tells us in his introductory note, recalling an episode in his own life, how sometimes even discipline and attentiveness cannot prevent suffering. Even the blessed go through a dark night of the soul. Suffering is unavoidable, but it is temporary. And what is lasting are "the lessons of the unavoidable". Difficult moments have a purpose. They are there to teach us. We must fight, we must struggle and we must face them with resilience. In so doing, we find a way to overcome them, and remembering our true purpose, we fulfill ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/06/09, updated on 08/06/09 (Very useful, 106 readings)
This is the first of Paulo Coelho's books that I read. This Brazilian author was not known to me but was highly recommended by a friend who thought that I might enjoy his books as much as he did. Apparently, the author has sold over 56 million books around the world. I chose to read this particular book first as I was intrigued by the fact that the book is based upon the life, or at least, one particular part of the life, of Elijah, the fiery prophet from the Old Testament of the Bible. Although the book is based upon the Biblical account of Elijah's life, the story is, unsurprisingly, considerably expanded to become a novel of around 240 pages. It follows ... Read the complete review
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