Eventually, Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness, 'sexual pleasure for its own sake', or risking everything to find her own 'inner light' and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love.
A daring modern fable about the nature of love and sex.
©2004 Paulo Coelho; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers
I didn't really think it was all that great of a story. I loved his other stories, but this one, i got bored with, I couldn't wait for it to be over.
Not have wrote it.
At first it was, then it seemed to be drawn out with sexual fantasies and sexual awareness, blah blah, pleasure vs pain kinda thing, I just got bored.
This is my second book by Paulo Coelho and it can only be discribe with one word PERFECT. Great story line, good examples of using the natural laws of the universe, just PERFECT.
I enjoyed the first chapters of this book and rather liked the narrators. I found the concept interesting but it was as if Paulo Coelho ran out of inspiration and decided to write about sexual fantasy. I found some of it fairly nauseating and otherwise was simply bored. I really wanted the book to end. I would not really recommend this book.
Less than thoughtful plot and the narrator's voice is super creepy. Especially when he gets to the sexual scenes. Just awful!
I hear other novels are good, but thats what I heard about this one too...
I love this author. I purchased this book because it was written by him and I thought it might be interesting. I found it to be very sensual and thought-provoking. It is a love story that looks at true human spirit and not fantasised versions that we think we should follow. It will make you think. You may be shocked, you might be outraged but if you digest the story and think about what the author is trying to portray, you will be a better person for having heard it.
Having the two narrators makes for fantastic reading!
This is the most sensual, sensitive and alluring book I have ever read on this topic. This book will change the way you think about "sex" forever.....
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