Monday, April 03, 2006

the dark side

A book I never would have thought I'd own is paulo coelho's eleven minutes...but I do.I bought it ages ago...out of curiousity, its title, its blurb reeling me in. I know the more revered of his books is the alchemist, but I haven't felt like reading it, ever. Maybe someday. Maybe not.

Back to 11 minutes...a book I read, not indifferently. A story of the choices a woman makes and lives by, unapologetically. The love that crosses her path. And the dark side - painted in a fascinating way, luring enough for the reader (read, me) to empathize with her dangerous leanings. The grey zone , where good and bad, moral and immoral fade and blend.
The ending's tame and bright. A frank, brutal look at the age-old human obsession with sex and the eleven minutes it technically takes up.Wonder why I remembered the book all of a sudden. Oh I know...

Oz comes to our shores. I remember watching it quite so often in the US. Another dark, unpretty gritty look at the darker side of the human psyche.

We've clobbered the angrez again...3-0...happy!!!

5 comments:

Ms Burden said...

Phoenix:

There are better Brazilian writers out there. You should give them a try - GuimarĂ£es Rosa, Clarice Lispector, Paulo Leminsky, Carlos Drummond de Andrade and others.
Kisses
Laila

Phoenix said...

Thanks, laila! Will sample them someday...been so snowed under, haven't really been able to finish the last bk I started...
Cheers!

qsg said...

What was the funda of Alchemist? Why did we keep referring to it???

Good to know that the team is playing....finally - I think Dhoni is the ultimate dude... gotta love him...

Phoenix said...

Hey qs..no idea...I think some major philosophical gyaan abt life and stuff in it.
Ya, dhoni's like this rockstar creature...and love the way he just swipes at the ball, when he does. Hope he isn't the proverbial flash-in-the-pan etc...

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