Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Review of Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho
Manuscript Found in Accra is different in that there really is no plotline. The basic story is that a secret manuscript is found in Jerusalem in 1099. It creates quite a stir so different people ask the Copt, or wise man who can read the manuscript, what it teaches about certain issues like anxiety, love and fear. It reminded me a bit of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
While Manuscript Found in Accra contains some truths and insights into our universal human condition, if you are wanting to read a novel, this is not the book for you. Try some of Coelho's other novels. If you are interested in wisdom literature, maybe read some of the classics like The Bible, The I Ching and others on which Coelho's ideas are based.
You Will Like This Book If:
-you like your wisdom literature short and to the point
- you like short books
- you're a fan of Paul Coelho's other works
Don't try to be useful. Try to be yourself: that is enough & that makes all the difference.”
― Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra