Book Club | Aleph by Paulo Coelho

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At the beginning of each month, we’ll announce a book to read on Instagram and Twitter. At the end of that month, we’ll write-up a post reviewing the book and open up the COMMENTS section, where we can discuss and share our thoughts on the book. This month:


by Paulo Coelho
Published by Vintage
List Price: $15

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist who has become one of the most widely read authors in the World today. To categorize his style of writing would be difficult because his genre is an amalgamation of fiction, true-life, spiritual, and perhaps metaphysical. Paulo Coelho is most easily known for his book The Alchemist, the fictional yet fascinating story about a young shepherd who follows his spiritual journey to the Egyptian pyramids in search of a treasure which propelled his career into Worldwide recognition. Paulo Coelho has a profound knack for storytelling, whether it be fiction or autobiographical. That is why we decided to introduce his works into our book club for this month.

Aleph is an autobiographical account of his journey through Russia, where he hopes to re-discover himself. While embarking in this journey, he is accompanied by a man of sage advice and also encounters a woman who just may be the secret to his discovery. In the end, will he find what he is looking for?

Overall, what did you think?

[This is where we’ll start our discussion.Please leave a comment and we’ll update this post as the conversation continues…]


Content: ♦♦♦♦ out of ♦♦♦♦♦♦
Interest Factor: ♦♦♦♦ out of ♦♦♦♦♦
Style: ♦♦♦♦♦ out of ♦♦♦♦♦

Average: ♦♦♦♦ out of ♦♦♦♦♦

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2 thoughts on “Book Club | Aleph by Paulo Coelho

  1. I am a huge fan of Paulo Coelho and was excited to take this autobiographical spiritual journey with him. The beginning was insightful and full of inspirational life quotes. I loved the theme of self-discovery and past lives. However, the story line was weird and disappointing. The ending left me confused and unsatisfied. Overall, I liked Aleph for the deep thoughts and words of wisdom, but this is not one of Mr. Coelho’s best work.

    • I agree. There were really a lot of great life-quotes and deeper words of wisdom in Aleph that I could relate to in my daily life, but I still felt that things ended too abruptly and didn’t tie up any loose knots. Maybe that’s the whole point? I’m not sure.

      Also, the type of relationship between Paulo and Hilal had me feeling all sorts of emotions. Very different than the Paulo’s relationship w/ Yao, that’s for sure. But I guess this is expected…