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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable about Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

It changed my life!

My mother stumbled across this book and urged me to read it. I was skeptical at first but I have read the book 4 times from to back and every day I go back to my markings. The book is so uplifting. It has changed my life. It has changed the way I think and brou...
My mother stumbled across this book and urged me to read it. I was skeptical at first but I have read the book 4 times from to back and every day I go back to my markings. The book is so uplifting. It has changed my life. It has changed the way I think and brought me to a happier place in life. I would highly recommend this book.

posted by Anonymous on January 20, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Robin Sharma has, clearlyh made a fortune from a 'self help' boo

Robin Sharma has, clearlyh made a fortune from a 'self help' book which porports to answer life's key questions. That is very noble, but the major flaw of this 'tale' is that it reads like a fairy tale and treats the reader either as a dumb adult or an uncomprehending c...
Robin Sharma has, clearlyh made a fortune from a 'self help' book which porports to answer life's key questions. That is very noble, but the major flaw of this 'tale' is that it reads like a fairy tale and treats the reader either as a dumb adult or an uncomprehending child. The dialogues are laughable; the 'insights' are patently obvious. The stories are clearly the figment of his (rather limited) imagination. The said Julian Mantle (a fictitious character, totally made up; entirely predictable and cliche'd) trots off to the Himalayas in pursuit of the sages of Sivana in a secret place. Really...in the age of google map where every path and river and road and cycleway is chartered. Still, off he goes and, what do you know, he succeeds where no other mortal succeeds: by pure chance he meets a Yogi who 'just happens to be ambling' miles away from this paradisical Sivana.
Does the author really think it's plausable? I certainly didn't.

I like the idea of introspection; I like the idea of stock-taking. I also like the idea of mentoring. But all this put together in a modern-day fairy tale produces as a most bizarre narrative that fits neither children nor adults. And while we're on narration, the language which Robin Sharma employs is nothing short of gooey molass wrappted up in schmult . His description of the Sivanan village and its in habitants is truly remarkable for its unimaginative use of language and hackneyed metaphors.
The improbability of the situations remind me of, pardon the shallow comparison, a cheap porn movie; each scene totally contrived and predictable.
Still, I hope he does something good with all the money and heat that this book has generated.

posted by Anonymous on September 7, 2014

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    Boring and Predictable

    The author unsuccessfully tried turning a self-help book into a novel. I kept waiting to either learn something new or become intrigued and neither happened throughout the whole book.

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