The Zahir book review
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The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession
By: Paulo Coelho
2005; 336 pages
Maybe it's just me. But I really don't see the big deal behind Paulo Coelho. I've now read three books by him (The Alchemist, Veronika Decides to Die, and now The Zahir), and I've disliked every one. Sorry Paulo. Three strikes and you're out. Way out.
The Zahir is all about a man (who I'm pretty sure is Coelho) who complains the whole time and can't figure out why his wife left him, when to the reader it's pretty obvious why.
Coelho explores various meanings of love and life, but the impact of these lessons is diminished significantly as they are repeated in various forms by various characters.
Please don't waste your time on The Zahir, or any other novel by Coelho. There's so much reading out there that is actually good.