The Zahir A Novel of Obsession - P.S. Author:Paulo Coelho, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator) The narrator of The Zahir is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover. — Was Esther kidnapped, murdered, or did she simply escape a marriage that l... more »eft her unfulfilled? The narrator doesn't have any answers, but he has plenty of questions of his own. Then one day Mikhail finds the narrator and promises to reunite him with his wife. In his attempt to recapture a lost love, the narrator discovers something unexpected about himself.« less
I read this after reading the Alchemist. Frankly, I preferred the Alchemist but I tend to like spiritual mystique so that is probably why. I liked this book, I would recommend it, Paul Cohelo does not let you down. The book was in international bestseller
A novel following a journey of a novelist in search of his wife, or rather of obsessing over why his wife left. But instead of finding her, he finds out things about himself.
This novel had a wonderfully strong start, but started to get very disconnected in the middle. Overall, it was such a joy and such an experience to read. After reading "The Alchemist," I had no interest in reading anymore of Coelho's work, but this novel inspires me to give his work another chance. Looking forward to more Coelho!
Three and a half out of five.