Why do we destroy the things we love most? This is the question Paulo Coelho faces as he confronts his past. On a forty-day quest into the starkly beautiful and sometimes dangerous Mojave Desert, Paulo and his wife, Cristina, encounter the Valkyries, strange warrior women who travel the desert on motorcycles. In a story that blends breathtaking insight, exotic locales, and dramatic adventure, author Coelho masterfully displays the acclaimed storytelling talent that enriches his bestselling fictional works--in a riveting true-life odyssey that delivers a poignant message about letting go of the past and believing in the future.
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This book was more journey than I had thought it would be. It was a personal story of the author and his wife and sometimes I felt uncomfortable by how much was shared. But I also learned more about spiritual quests and how far people can take them. It is like anything else in that it is whatever you want to make it. The story was inspiring for that quest. Some of it was hard to imagine such as the motorcycle group of women touring the US with an intense quest for passing along spiritual knowledge and bonking any man that happens to come along during the process. I love Coelho's books and I loved this one, it is certainly not one that I would recommend to anyone though. It is one that I would recommend selectively.
This book is about forgiving our past and fighting the most persistent and subtle worries that hide in the back of our thoughts, allowing us to believe in love and that we are deserving when good fortune comes our way.