Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho

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Reviewer: Kevin
Recommendation: 2/5 


From Goodreads
The latest novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist.

There is nothing wrong with anxiety. Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible.
Or to drive away whatever is causing our fear. . . .

Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.

 

My thoughts
This book is a disappointment from the author of ‘The alchemist’.

Who shall take blame for the dull presentation, the translator or the author himself?

There are quotes heard of many a time in life and there are contradictions as well. One of the contradictions noticed was when the author talks about anxiety. He says, “as we will not be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it”. But later, towards concluding the point, he says, “the great wisdom in life is to realize that we can be the masters of things that try to enslave us”!!

All those ‘quotes’ didn’t enlighten me much, as they are either often read and discussed or we are so used to hearing those things elsewhere.

For example : Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Zoroaster) by Friedrich Nietzsche  and
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

 

 

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