Aleph

Aleph
By Paulo Coelho
HarperCollins Publishers
2011
300 pages


To live is to experience things
not to sit around pondering the meaning of life

In his newest book, this Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho tells about his most personal experience. It's all started when Coelho felt dissatisfaction in life and stagnation in spiritual growth. After discussing with his master, he finally decided to experience a journey of personal discovery. He then set off onto a journey starting from Africa, Europe and Asia via Trans-Siberian railway during March-July 2006.

Most of the novel describes Coelho's experiences during the train journey. Coelho is not alone in the journey. He is there with his publisher and a mysterious girl whom he meets in the journey. The girl insists to join the journey with Coelho. Later on Coelho finds out that she is Hilal whom he loved five hundred years a go in a different incarnation. Here it goes a very personal account where Coelho talks about relationship with Hilal in the previous incarnation.

As usual Coelho is awesome in naratting a story and provide some lessons at the end of his writing. I read the book slowly, digest it bit by bit then enjoy it as a food to my soul. Very inspiring.

It isn't what you did in the past that will affect the present.
It's what you do in present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.

4 comments:

Anonymous December 27, 2011 at 11:22 PM  

Thanks for the sum bu... like your quote as always:

It isn't what you did in the past that will affect the present.
It's what you do in present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.

Love,
-Rina-

riana December 28, 2011 at 7:13 AM  

My dearest Rina,
honestly so many great quotes in this great book, I was kind of confused which quotes are best to be quoted here :D

well..jadi kapan mau mulai baca buku ini? *ready to be delivered in our next date* :))

Anonymous December 30, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

hehehehe...masih males baca dotkom nih...pengen arisan aja deh ama geng btmu :D:D:D

riana December 30, 2011 at 9:54 AM  

@Rina: Huehehehe..okay deh, sampai ketemu dg gank arisan thn depan...:))