Together in Spirit

An online reading group ('TIS a reading group!) to bring together friends, and friends of friends, who aren't able to be in a conventional reading group due to constraints of time or geography.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Paulo Coelho

This little story is written in the style of a fable and I found that by jettisoning cynicism and entering into its spirit, it was quite enjoyable. Although there were a few good thoughts that were worth remembering, it was not sufficiently profound to make one feel that the read was really worth while.
There were some rather tiresome pages with frequent use of the cumbersome Soul of the World and Language of the World and it was rather repetitious. Generally, the style was simple and light and an easy read. The treasure turns out to be traditional gold and jewels which was rather a let down. I thought it would be something more spiritual. I too, will be unlikely to read another by this author.