QUICK REVIEW: ADULTERY

Adultery-Paulo-CoelhoADULTERY

Paulo Coelho

Hutchinson

ISBN-13: 978-1101874080

Shirley de Kock Gueller

Although easy to read, Adultery leaves you wanting a little more. A depressed but happily married successful and rather self-indulgent Swiss journalist seeks just that, seeing herself as lonely in a rich and rewarding life. In aiming for more, she stands to take down those she loves.  When she meets an old beau, who is now a successful politician, and embarks on a delusional and disillusioning quest for a love, you wonder if her men are right when they tell her she needs a therapist for her depression.

Confusing lust and aggressive sex with what she perceives as romantic love, she undergoes an epiphany while paragliding above Interlaken and finds all is right with her world, husband and children.

If Coehlo’s life remains the primary source of inspiration for his books,I am somewhat at a lost where this fits in.

  • This review first appeared in the Cape Times in December 2014.

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