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Most Helpful Favorable Review

19 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

one of the best of all time

Reading Paulo's book is such a magical experience. This book will truly open doors to self-discovery that you didn't know existed. Many people around the world can relate with how Paulo felt at the beginning of this book: successful but unhappy, trapped in routine and t...
Reading Paulo's book is such a magical experience. This book will truly open doors to self-discovery that you didn't know existed. Many people around the world can relate with how Paulo felt at the beginning of this book: successful but unhappy, trapped in routine and the vice of solitude, disconnected from inspiration and the Divine.

From this starting point, Paulo takes a life-changing journey across the trans-Siberian railway and discovers a magic that can only be described the moment you finish reading this wonderful book. The "aleph" is a moment in which all time and space is condensed into singularity, what some would call presence, and everyone must learn to find this magical space - ALEPH holds the key to that doorway.

ALEPH is one of my favorite books of all time. Some quotes:

"Go and reconquer your kingdom, which has grown corrupted by routine."

"To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life."

"Travel is never a matter of money but of courage."

"I remember the many occasions on which help has come from precisely those people whom I though had nothing to add to my life."

"When faced by any loss, there's no point in trying to recover what has been; it's best to take advantage of the large space that opens up before us and fill it with something new."

"Hell is when we look back during that fraction of a second [at the end of life] and know that we wasted an opportunity to dignify the miracle of life. Paradise is being able to say at that moment: I made some mistakes but I wasn't a coward. I lived my life and did what I had to do."

"That is what marks out the warrior: the knowledge that willpower and courage are not the same things. Courage can attract fear and adulation, but willpower requires patience and commitment."

"When a sense of dissatisfaction persists, that means it was placed there by God for one reason only: you need to change everything and move forward."

"No life is complete without a touch of madness..."

One of Paulo's other books, The Alchemist (which has sold over 65 million copies worldwide), changed my life. With ALEPH, he has done it again.

ALEPH is already #1 around the world and deservedly so. Paulo writes with honesty, insight, and that which matters most: love.

-- Review by Brendon Burchard, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, "The Millionaire Messenger" and "Life's Golden Ticket."

posted by The_Real_Brendon_Burchard on September 28, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Not as good as i thought it would be

Too introspective with very lityle action

posted by 9935947 on December 17, 2011

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  • Posted December 12, 2012

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    Learned some things on the way of reading this book. Nothing spe

    Learned some things on the way of reading this book. Nothing special but for a strong open minded spiritualist kind of person they will enjoy it very much. The funny thing about this book is it is very in depth with the authors true personality and how he would act in real life and it partially made me not like Paulo as much as I did before I read the book haha. It wasnt a bad thing it just shows what he thinks in a very real, raw way and some things he said or wanted to say I disagreed with..       

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    recommended!!

    i think book is worth to buy and read... but i am just wondering how much truth is in it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Highlights

    I highlighted a good amount of sections that I'd like to keep with me and use in my life in order to stay positive. Also, some parts are just really interesting bits of cultures.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2011

    Another great book by Coelho!

    He always makes you feel like a part of his stories.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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