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Hippie Paperback – July 30, 2019
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“Beautifully written. . . . An inspiring read.” –People
“The journey of a lifetime. . . . Coelho helps us understand a generation.” –Free Press Journal
“Coelho’s true love is spirituality.” –The Financial Express
“A celebration of the spiritual longing that inspired a generation to abandon norms and pursue an unconventional path to the truth, this metafiction by the revered Coelho lyrically fuses the lines between authenticity and illusion, art and fact.” –Booklist
“Woven with self-discovery and punctuated by. . . unique wisdom. . . The focal point of Hippie is human connection – what happens when we ‘allow two souls the time to get to know each other.’” – Bookreporter
“Divine surprise. . . Paulo Coelho's most autobiographical story, is an interesting documentary about the hippie generation of the 70's.” – L’Express
“Paulo Coelho is undoubtedly an alchemist. He turns everything into gold." –La Vanguardia
About the Author
His books have been translated into 82 languages and have sold more than 230 million copies in more than 170 countries. His 1988 novel, The Alchemist, has sold more than 85 million copies and has been cited as an inspiration by people as diverse as Malala Yousafzai and Pharrell Williams.
He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and has received the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur. In 2007, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0525565183
- ISBN-13 : 978-0525565185
- Product Dimensions : 5.1 x 0.62 x 7.98 inches
- Publisher : Vintage; Reprint, Translation Edition (July 30, 2019)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #45,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Without giving too much away, I would advise readers to begin this book on page 183 (not all pages are numbered; you'll need to find 184 and who back one!) Beginning here, the book truly gets interesting in terms of the personal/spiritual journey of its main characters. In some places , it approaches The Alchemist in terms of insight and beauty. But the previous 100 pages or so verge on the tedious. Yes, as someone who lived through the hippie era, it was interesting to see Coelho's take on it, especially as a participant. But that wore thin rather quickly. This is another journey story, and unlike The Alchemist or The Pilgrimage or other such tales, we see little to engage a reader in the day-to-dayness of this journey. The vicissitudes of hippie life, both in urban centers and on the road, have bee already explored to death over the decades since, and Coelho adds nothing new to this; neither do we really experience much of an inner journey -- until page 183. The rest of the book is stunning in places, engaging throughout, moving in its conclusion, and leaves a reader asking, "Where was all this on the ride here?"
Coelho's characters often comment on the tedium off their ride on the Magic Bus, once the initial fascination had worn off. In this book, we get just the opposite -- the tedium comes first, and then the magic happens. Still, I found this book well worth reading, but for best affect, start in the middle and go to the end. By then, the characters and their experiences will matter to you sufficiently to want to know their route to arriving there, no matter how mundane and repetitive it might seem.
The book begins with a bit of a diadactic, history lesson that helps its reader to learn about so called Hippies. It also goes into detail about the MAGIC BUS, its destination, its stops, its monotony, and its extremely cheap fare.
Some readers have found the beginning of the book to be a bit long. But I, (coming from a part of the USA where it would have been
strictly forbidden to ”ride on a bus like that with ’characters’ like that,”) found it quite informative.
As is common in his books, the character, Paulo, wants to experience and to find answers to his deep and insightful questions. In true fashion, the Universe delivers the ”Invisible Post,” the book ”Europe on 5 Dollars a Day,” the character, Karla, and the cheap transportation for the two of them to climb into as they explore the inner and outer peace that they desire.
Once the two begin the journey, the ”page turner” part of the story evolves and culminates with some of most illuminating description that Coelho has penned.
I recommend it whole heartedly.
Top reviews from other countries
but I was shocked by his views on feminism
saying that the bra burning was attention seeking !
I've found feminism really important to my spiritual journey
without which I could not express how I truly feel ...
and I'm grateful to all those women who have stuck their neck out for me
still my favourite author though ... such gripping tales
love Lucie Robson
Those who have already loved the fifth mountain and the alchemist will find this novel amazing. It ll touch your heart and soul, literally!
The story is about many people Coelho had met during his journey as Hippie with the girl named Karla. You ll find interesting characters whom after reading you ll wish to meet someday.
Some of the paragraphs and stories may seem unnecessary to you while reading, but trust me they aren't because to best explain the story Paulo had had to use such paragraphs. Try to read from Paulo's perspective as he has poured the true incidents of his life.
Don't buy the paperback, as it is not printed well enough that some of the words are omitted and coincidentally at important turn of events. You ll get irritated and annoyed with the paperback.
This novel is a complete 5 starred. Please read it. Don't get second thoughts.