When you travel, you have a lot of time to read, between the buses, the planes, the connexions... And if you're lucky enough to have a kindle or any other kind of electronic reading device, you have enough books at your disposal for 300 lives.
As you can see on the right of this blog, my reading list is getting longer and longer, but today I want to talk about Manuscript Found in Accra, by Paulo Coelho.
I love Paulo Coelho, I've loved all his books, except maybe The Winner stands alone, but only because I found it hard to get into the main character, but nevertheless, it was a good "exercice de style", as we say in French. So when he posted on his blog extracts from his latest book, I knew I would love it. And that I did.
I mean, I'm not even half way through, and I felt compelled to write about it, isn't that proof enough?
This book is the kind of book you think is written especially for you. It talks about hardships, love, defeat, beauty, solitude, adventures on the path of Life and so on, and even though God's presence is often there, it also inspire non-believers like me. It is exactly the kind of book I would recommend anyone who has taken a step forward, out of their comfort zone, to live the dream, whichever dream that may be. It's like every sentence could be used as an inspirational quote for Zenpencils.
So, seriously, read it. And don't hesitate to leave your impressions of the book in the Comment section!
NB: even the man's blog is inspirational, he really is like a role model for me. He is the Copt.