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Eleven Minutes
Eleven Minutes
Author: Paulo Coelho, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)
A new, international bestseller by the author of The Alchemist tells the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "Love is a terrible thing that will make you su...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060589288
ISBN-10: 0060589280
Publication Date: 4/1/2005
Pages: 273
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 90 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Eleven Minutes on
Helpful Score: 3
This is an awesome book. I have read it at least three times. When you are reading this, you actually feel like you are there. I highly recommend it to everyone.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is truly an uncommon love story. If you enjoy Paulo Coelho...you'll enjoy this book!
marswife avatar reviewed Eleven Minutes on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
With some interesting characters, topics and viewpoints. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Author of the international bestseller The Alchemist. A story of Maria, a youngh girl from Brazil who ends up in Geneva where her life changes in ways that she never thought possible.
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I was a little apprehensive reading a book about a prostitute. I just normally don't read books about that particular subject; however, I love this author and this book isn't about prostitution. It's about a woman who happens to be a prostitute. Maria, the protangonist, is a delighful, inquisitive young woman who feels trapped by life and unable, or unwilling, to love. The book is about understanding true love even when it hurts, and the author does an amazaing job conveying what real love and true happiness are. Like all Paulo Coelho books, this book is wonderful and uplifting. Mr. Coelho gets into the head of the protagonist. The book is about thoughts not the actions of Maria. There is one mild sado-masacistic sex scene with not much description but that leads to a beautiful scene about pain and suffering. I thought the brief scene was necessary so the subsequent scenes would carry more weight. I would recommend this book to Coelho fans or people looking for a new author. It is wonderful and heatwarming.
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lmgarden7 avatar reviewed Eleven Minutes on
This author never fails to impress me with his insight and skillful use of prose. This book takes a personal look at the non-choices we make in order to avoid some of the important choices we should make. The author also explores why we make or don't make difficult choices that change the course of our lives. Well worth the read.
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Not as good as The Alchemist but definitely a great read and once again, the author has done a great job in creating a story while telling us about life, love and sexuality.
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Very good, but not my favorite of Coelho's.

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