I had this book on my Kindle for a while. I think I started reading it a few years ago, read a page or two, and then I got bored and put it down. It's not a novel, and if you are expecting a novel, you will be disappointed.
When I started reading it again a couple of weeks ago, I had recently finished reading Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, and this time Manuscript Found in Accra made much more sense. I've read several books by Paolo Coelho, some of them I love, some of them I don't like at all, and I do think fame goes to some people's heads and ruins their perspective. But I believe this book does not come from Paolo Coelho's ego, but from insights inspired by meditations and from a connection to the Universe.
I read it at a time when I was going through a hard time at work, and the book put my problems in perspective. In my opinion, this is Paolo Coelho's best book.