Thursday, October 31, 2013

On Paulo Coelho's Manuscript Found in Accra





Thanks to a dear friend of mine that I was able to get hold and read this one-of-kind piece of Paulo Coelho. I have been curious about Paulo Coelho ever since a friend of mine from a youth community kept on talking about his best selling book "The Alchemist". 

SYNOPSIS:


The city of Accra awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the gates. There, within the city walls, men and women of every age have gathered to hear the words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. He has summoned the townspeople to address their fears with truth, hope and comfort. They begin with questions about defeat and struggle; they contemplate the virtues of loyalty and solitude; and they ultimately turn to questions of beauty, love, wisdom, and what the future holds. "What is success?" poses the Copt. "It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace." * * * Now, centuries later, the manuscript containing the Copt's extraordinary insights on courage, solitude, loyalty and loss has been unearthed from a cave in Cairo. A Manuscript Found in Accra is a revelatory exploration of our most enduring and transcendental values, and a testimony to everyday wisdom.
-from Waterstone---



I can say that it's a mature version of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince.  WHY? It's because of the collection of wisdom that it shares. Unlike The Little Prince which I will soon write a review, Coelho's piece is contains series of questions which were answered by the Copt with biblical references. All answers indeed made sense and true.




Anyways, I can say that that friend of mine really has a reason for loving Paulo Coelho's works. And for that, I'll give a 5 star rating. :)

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