Paulo Coelho is a genius storyteller and his works have influenced and touched millions of people all over the World. This review is all about his Book “Like the Flowing River” which is a collection of short stories that are the real life experiences of the author.
Like the Flowing River portrays the thoughts of the Author when he reflects on his past experiences. They were both funny and poignant, personal and universal, sorrowful and life-affirming. Coelho certainly travelled a lot as most of the short stories are the reminiscence of his travel experiences. Different countries and cultures he witnessed and emotions he felt are beautifully captured in this Book.
There are lot of insights of human life that I could learn from this amazing book. You start looking at the world from a different perspective once you start reading this book. He skillfully pens own the various realizations which he witnessed out of the simplest things that happened throughout in his life. The way Paulo expresses his life journey was the standout for me and it was depicted in the Book in a unique way which no one ever has. He just puts things differently.
Like the Flowing River was Coelho’s Life Experiences in his own words
Every Person is a product of his life experiences and all that one goes through in his life makes or breaks the person. Like the Flowing River is also about those precious heartfelt experiences which Coelho witnessed in his lifetime. They were what made Him such a remarkable Author. He clearly brings forward his emotions through following phrases in the book
“What makes life interesting are the challenges we face.”
“I cannot lose the one thing that keeps me alive: hope ”
This Book also brings forward the ways by which one should lead a happy and content life. Following phrase is a golden rule straight from the book
“You don’t always have to pretend to be strong,there is no need to prove all the time that everything is going well,you shouldn’t be concerned about what other people are thinking.”
The writer was remarkably credited for wonderful work on his Book which is also his masterpiece “THE ALCHEMIST”. But after reading “Like the Flowing River”, I also realized that Coelho is not just a masterful writer but also a man of great wisdom about real life.
After reading the book, you will have a new perspective in life. You will appreciate little but important things you haven’t noticed before. You will enjoy living more and this one’s a must read.
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