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I can't fathom what my thoughts were life before I read this book
Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2015
First off, as a descendant from a Russian family, I now have to visit Russia - I just had to say that. Secondly, why does Mr. Coelho have to end these journeys - why? Between this one and also The Pilgrimage (also by the great Paulo Coelho) we are taken on a journey and you are pulled in like you are floating in the air watching the journey happen - a fly on the wall - and you learn all of these things about life and you get to see yourself in many of them - and you see a new view of this world - and then the journey ends, and each time I cry for days and I can't pick up the next book in his bibliography and I feel lost. I know that this means that I have my own travels and journey's to go on, but with Mr. Coelho's journeys and books, I feel like I am going on a trip with a someone that wants to hold my hand through it all and the lessons - some of them harder than others - and make sure that I, the reader, am taken care of and protected and safe while experiencing things I would never had otherwise.
Oprah once said that she raised millions of children from her talk show - and that is true - but I am here to tell you, Mr. Coelho is raising millions and millions of humans - and good humans at that with a book like Aleph and all of his other works. And we are all the better for it.