Elf Minuten

by Paulo Coelho | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060589280 Global Overview for this book
Registered by biba89 of Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on 9/14/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Tuesday, September 14, 2004
nog niet gelezen. TBR.

Journal Entry 2 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, October 13, 2005
Paulo Coelho is een moderne filosoof, bijna een goeroe.
Dit verhaal gaat over liefde, vrijheid en prostitutie.

Een recensie van Publisher's Weekly, waar ik mij geheel in kan vinden:
From Publishers Weekly
"Once upon a time, there was a prostitute called Maria"-thus begins Coelho's latest novel, a book that cannot decide whether it wants to be fairy tale or saga of sexual discovery, so ends up satisfying the demands of neither. In his dedication, bestselling Brazilian novelist Coelho (The Alchemist) tells readers that his book will deal with issues that are "harsh, difficult, shocking," but neither his tame forays into S&M nor his rather technical observations about female anatomy and the sad but hardly new fact that many women are dissatisfied with their sex lives will do much to shock American readers. In Maria, however, the author has created a strong, sensual young woman who grabs our sympathy from the first, as she suffers unrequited love as a child, learns a bit about sex as a teenager and, at 19, makes the ill-advised decision to leave Rio on a Swedish stranger's promise of fame and fortune. Maria's trials and triumphs-she goes from restaurant dancer to high-class prostitute-would make for an entertaining if rather prosaic novel, but Coelho, unfortunately, does not leave it there. Instead, he embarks on a philosophical exploration of sexual love, using Maria's increasingly ponderous and pseudo-philosophical diary entries as a means for expounding on the nature of sexual desire, passion and love. At the end, the story boils down to a rather predictable romance tarted up with a few sexy trappings."

Journal Entry 3 by biba89 at grote hal van centraal station in Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Wednesday, November 23, 2005

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