Onze minutos (Portuguese Edition)

Onze minutos (Portuguese Edition)

Posted by jack_miller | Published 6 months ago

With 137 ratings

By: Paulo Coelho

Purchased At: $9.90

“Quando estamos entre quatro paredes, terminamos por nos descobrir como animais assustados, inseguros, frágeis. O que deveria ser um momento mágico transforma-se em um ato de culpa, de achar-se sempre aquém das expectativas dos outros. Esquecemos que esta é uma das poucas situações na vida em que a palavra ‘expectativa’ precisa ser banida por completo. O encontro físico de dois corpos é mais que uma simples res¬posta a certos estímulos carnais ou ao instinto de perpetuação da espécie. Na verdade, ele carrega consigo toda a carga cultural da humanidade.” – Paulo Coelho Em Onze minutos, Paulo Coelho explora o tema do sexo e cria um conto de fadas moderno, melancólico e sensual, que narra a transformação de uma mulher em busca de si mesma. Maria, uma jovem nordestina desiludida com o amor, sai de casa à procura de aventura e paixões, e é como prostituta na Suíça que encontra as respostas para suas perguntas mais profundas. Baseado em fatos reais, o romance parte da banalização do amor e do sexo para nos fazer refletir sobre a natureza humana e a liberdade de sermos nós mesmos.
Wow. This was my first time reading Paulo Coelho and I have to say, I am pleasantly surprised. I really loved this book. It is at the same time romantic, yet earnest. Erotic, yet educational. In fact, it’s so educational that even though I have just finished it, I can’t wait to read it again. Maria’s journey made me laugh, cry, sigh and somehow brought me peace. I don’t know how to explain this peace but maybe if you read it, you’ll get it too. So I absolutely recommend this book! It’s like a must have manual. But beautifully written.

- ephraim_diaz

Me encanto, lo leí para practicar mi portugués y entendí todo... la historia me envolvió por completo. Libro Recomendado, obrigada.

- annalee_martin

Foi divertido ler mas não tinha tanta ação e detalhes como achei que iba ter. Achei muito clichê o final do livro. Ao começo demorei ler o livro porque pensei que o vocabulário iba se r muito difícil pra mim mas consegui ler o libro sem muito problema. O livro não mudou minha vida. Foi um livro qualquer kkk. Mas gostei dele

- laylah_robinson

Nice book

- alayah_torres

Very easy to read! A real book for a real world....language is very well use and always kept the “altura”...

- moises_thomas

As usual, Paulo coelho delivers a very interesting book. It's simple, easy to read, mystic, and talks about intimacy in a very beautiful way. You always learn something from his book.

- giancarlo_alvarez

Very good!

- hudson_murphy

Paulo Coelho nunca decepciona

- ronin_martin

In all honesty, when I first started reading this book I was going to give it 5 stars. The way in which Paulo Coelho is able to create this fable-like way of storytelling that makes you content with each page but also eager to read more. At first, I kept having to remind myself this was a man writing in a woman's voice because the ideals and thought processes were so gender neutral that it allowed you to easily agree and relate to the main character. Quite a few reviewers mention the fact that Maria as a character was too distant and that in real life she would've been more emotional but I liked this feature because it created this space that allowed the reader to focus on each stage of her situation and where she wanted to be (emotionally and literally). Unfortunately, midway through the book I was disappointed in how there was a random mention of BDSM and then this cliché love storybook ending. I do agree with a few reviews on how mentioning BDSM doesn't make your book current or add a certain variety. I do feel it you do decide to mention different lifestyles and tastes you do have to do it justice and not make it sound like 50 shades. Other than that, it was refreshing to read a commentary on Brazilian/Portuguese culture but more society's a critique on society's way of categorizing sex and the mentality that surrounds it. I did enjoy reading this book and I'm happy to know a book like this exists (even if it is a bit cliché).

- harvey_brooks

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