The Zahir

ISBN: 9780007220854
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One day a renowned author discovers that his wife, a war correspondent, has disappeared leaving no trace. Was she kidnapped, blackmailed, or simply bored with their marriage?

His search for her - and for the truth of his own life - takes him from France to Spain, Croatia and, eventually, the bleakly beautiful landscape of Central Asia. More than that, it takes him from the safety of his world to a totally unknown path, searching for a new understanding of the nature of love and the power of destiny and what it really means to follow your heart.

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Publisher,Harper Collins Pub. UK
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Format, Paperback
Weight, 680 g
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

This book shows how important freedom and calmness is. Every time i read this book, i want be free, single, live on this time. Freedom is one of best thing in life! Must read!

Tiong Yong Keu
The Zahir

This is the story of a self indulgent, self obsessed man, and the emotional, spiritual and philosophical journey generated for him by the loss of his wife. The author's skill is in his ability to take us, his readers, on that journey, too. This is a story about the layers and forms and depths of love. It's also about the ways we get trapped in the superficial; how we fail to bring our full attention and appreciation to the vast, complex expansiveness of every moment and every relationship. Even though the writing / storytelling style in parts of this book were tedious, I am glad I continued reading The Zahir because the last third or quarter of the book holds some true gems -- unforgettable teaching stories.
This was my first Paulo Coelho book. I am honestly not sure whether the boring, stilted dialogue in this book was intentional, a flaw of the translation, or simply writer's error.

The zahir

The zahir is about a pilgrimage.the book touches on themes of love,loss and obsession.

A novel of obsession

This book clearly aims to inspire its readers with an emotional and spiritual message. This message seems to be about finding a way to really live one's life truthfully, and about finding happiness in unexpected places.

Anis Syahira Mhd Yusof
Paulo Coelho

The Zahir portrays the extraordinary story of a man whose wife has abandoned him without informing him. Paulo Coelho's writing is magnificent to read, as is his search for her and the meaning of their marriage.