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Eleven Minutes
Eleven Minutes
Author: Paulo Coelho, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)
Eleven Minutes is 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 suffer. . . ." A chance meeting in Rio takes h...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060726751
ISBN-10: 006072675X
Publication Date: 1/2009
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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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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This has been my favorite Coelho book so far. It deals with adult material, but at the same time is very thought provoking. I just loved this one!

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