The Devil and Miss Prym - P.S. Author:Paulo Coelho, Amanda Hopkinson (Translator), Nick Caistor (Translator) A stranger arrives at the remote village of Viscos, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the answer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot, which... more » will forever mark their lives.
A novel of temptation by the internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym is a thought-provoking parable of a community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear -- as it struggles with the choice between good and evil.« less
Very thought provoking book about the nature of good and evil. I read Coelho's book "The Alchemist" which is supposed to be his best work but I have found that The Devil and Miss Prym and Veronica Decides to Die much better books. Perhaps this is because they are mostly from the women perspective. This book will keep you thinking about it for a long time
This was a rather interesting, psychologically-driven story told in deceptively simple language. The question of good vs. evil and the drivers are, of course, universal, and I appreciated the way Coelho drew on more than Christian myths in order to weave the story. I'll be thinking on this one for a while.