The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession (P.S.)

by Paulo Coelho | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060832819 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbooklady331wing of Cape Coral, Florida USA on 6/29/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Monday, June 29, 2009
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Journal Entry 2 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Friday, November 16, 2012
The Zahir, as the title says is in fact a novel of obsession. Obsession of a best selling author with the sudden disappearance of his wife who lives in Paris. The book explains his journey with the help of another man who happens to know his wife and had helped her in her escape. As the book unfolds it becomes clear that she escaped to find herself, show her husband what he had and what he is missing now and to take a journey.

The disappearance of his wife, forces the narrator to revisit every aspect of his life, his past, his fears, his beliefs and his feelings for her. When the time is right, he meets her and by then all his illusions are clear, he knows what she wanted and he is in touch with himself and the universe.

I found parts of the book difficult to finish, but I plugged on and finished the book. The husband is a very self absorbed man.

Journal Entry 3 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Released 10 yrs ago (11/21/2012 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA


Enjoy! off to Izzy5000 as a wishlist RABCK and for The "THE" release challenge 2012. Trust you find the book interesting.

Journal Entry 4 by Izzy5000 at Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Saturday, December 1, 2012
Thanks so much for the book! What a great piece of mail to come home to after a long trip in India.

Journal Entry 5 by Izzy5000 at Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
This book had a lot of interesting viewpoints on life, but it wasn't as action filled as I would have liked.

Journal Entry 6 by Izzy5000 at Brunch With Books in Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Saturday, April 19, 2014

Released 8 yrs ago (4/19/2014 UTC) at Brunch With Books in Fort Collins, Colorado USA


Meeting at the Wild Boar for good books, discussion, and coffee!

Journal Entry 7 by winginnaewing at Aurora, Colorado USA on Sunday, April 20, 2014
Picked up at Brunch with Books yesterday in Fort Collins. Organized by Stinalyn.

Good to see you again Izzy!!

Journal Entry 8 by winginnaewing at Aurora, Colorado USA on Sunday, March 22, 2015
Headed out in the Bookbox -


the journal traveling with the box

Journal Entry 9 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, July 12, 2015
Picked out of the A-Z bookbox. Thanks!

Journal Entry 10 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, April 5, 2018
A spiritual mood book. The narrator's third wife, a war correspondent disappears, he suspects with a friend Mikhail. But Mikhail finds the narrator and promises to reunite him with his wife, when the time is right. After spending time in Paris, Mikhail reveals that Esther is in the steppes of Khakhstan. Interestingly, a non-fiction book I read last year also explored the steppes of Khakhstan. In the end, the narrator and his wife meet again.

Released 4 yrs ago (4/5/2018 UTC) at ~ Iwillrejoice's ABC (Alphabet) Bookrings - US version, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


Bookbox book heading out in the "Z" title bookring

Journal Entry 12 by wingDove-i-Libriwing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Thursday, April 12, 2018
Rec'd today in the package that arrived as part of Iwillrejoice's ABC (Alphabet) Bookrings - US version - Books Beginning with the Letter Z (Link). Will be shared as part of Booklady331's "Keep Them Moving Challenge" (Link).

Added later: Seems this is another book that has come full circle and returned to where it started from. That happens so often with Booklady331, Iwillrejoice , and myself!

May 16, 2022: Offered as RABCK at Dove-i-Libri's 2022 RABCK Thread (Link)

Not yet claimed. Offered to grant wishes!
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Released 5 mos ago (6/26/2022 UTC) at -- A Little Free Library, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


Released as part of Booklady331's KTM Challenge (Link) and as part of Mother of 11's RABCK Challenge (Link).

☺ Happy Traveling, Book! ☺

Journal Entry 14 by devon612 at Longwood, Florida USA on Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Thank you Dove-i-Libri!

I will add this to my LFL, but I'll probably read it first! I love Paulo Coelho!

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