The Valkyries: A Novel

The Valkyries: A Novel

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ISBN-13: 9781512361926
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/24/2015
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 994,679
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

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Valkyries 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
betty2much More than 1 year ago
I'm trying to find the book in Spanish for my mother. I'm a big fan of Paolo Coehlo's The Alchemist. I'm on my way to having read all of his books. I always take something away from his "teachings'. He is an amazing talent. I always felt I had a guardian angel, but this book totally convinced me that when I thank my guardian angel....he hears me. I can picture him, so I know he's there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just bought this book out of boredom to have something to read in the plane, to my amuzement I couldn't put it down, and upon arrival reread it once more. It is truly inspiring...made me apply many symbols to my own life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this just may be my favorite Paulo Coelho book. Either this or The Pilgrimage. This was the most satisfying book I have ever read and one of the most spiritually awakening. It really makes you want to drive out to the mojave desert and have an expirience like Paulo Coelho had. It is truly a masterpeice!
earlybirdPK More than 1 year ago
Interesting concept for a book but I wasn't excited about reading it...am hopeful if I read other books written by him, I'll enjoy them more.
Happy_Granny More than 1 year ago
This reads like a very good si-fi but it's a true story. It's about facing our inner demons that stop our growth. I look forward to reading the rest of this authors books as soon as I can find good translations. I have recomended the book to my brother because I knew he and his wife would find it very interesting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Books are like Art, some people loves it or hates it...It's up to you, you choose it, in the case of books you have to read it to like it or not. Honestly, I recommend each of Coelho's books. Simple and easy reading that gets in your soul. Try it, it's worth it. Books get in your life (way) for some reason....
ToneM on LibraryThing 4 days ago
The only thing that saves this book from a 1 star rating is the accessability of the ideas to the reader, It is a bit immature and at times a bit flat. I think this for the less philosophically inclined this may seem a bit more mystical then it really is, I think it'd be a great segway book to get one interested in the genre to read much more. There is not the great insight into the writers life and torment as you may see in the writing of Thomas Aquinas for example. It may not be fair to compare a great with an inspiring contempory. I do see it as a great introductory book to mysticism the connections one may feel with god. If you examine it a bit more closely you can see how thin the veil really is. Enjoyable yes, enlightening no. I expected much more.
lilywren on LibraryThing 4 days ago
I do usually enjoy Coelho's books and often take something inspiring away from them however, with The Valkyries I am not too sure. Coelho tells the story of his spiritual journey and experiences gained travelling through the desert. Throughout the journey we witness Coelho fighting his inner demons and working towards spiritual enlightenment and self development. We are also introduced to his wife Chris who accompanies Coelho and, in her own way, faces her own inner struggles and spiritual enlightenment. Throughout the book I found myself sympathising with Chris, becoming annoyed at her husband and following her journey more closely. On some occasions I become frustrated with Coehlo, his sense of importance and, more often, self indulgence. But, having said this, I believe this is what Coehlo wanted to portray and what was involved in his journey of battling against the ego and inner demons.Coehlo's books often bring spiritual messages that can be inspiring and insightful. However, I feel The Valkyries has nothing further to add except maybe the possiblity of seeing Coehlo stripped bare and laying out his vulnerabilities for all to see which is quite a difficult and admirable thing to do.
veranaz22 on LibraryThing 4 days ago
This follows a journey in search of the Valkyries. I would compare it to some sort of "vision quest" of the main character. The story feels weak compared to the author's other works, but the concept makes the read worth while. I found myself confused at times in the first half, as I didn't know who he's referring to. The plot gets better in the climax, but gets much weaker toward the end.This is definitely not a title to read when first reading this author's works.Two and a half out of five.
lesleymc on LibraryThing 4 days ago
This was the first of Paulo Coelho's books I have read and perhaps that was a mistake. I found the first half of his journey intriging and compelling but when the Valyries appeared it all seemed to be a bit too much. It went from simple explanations eg the 'second mind' to 'hard to digest' rituals and characters. I found myself asking 'is this book factual?'. Perhaps if I had read his other works first I would have had more of an understanding of his beliefs and practices.
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Great as always. Very enlightening and eye opening
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It just a story and just an ok story. Read it for the story. Little information is offer, just someone's quest. I would not add this book to my "A" reading list.
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Top 5 favorite books of all time.
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