The Fifth Mountain

The Fifth Mountain Immerse yourself in an electrifying reading experience like no other international bestselling author Paulo Coelho s The Fifth Mountain A stunning novel in the tradition of the highly acclaimed The Al

  • Title: The Fifth Mountain
  • Author: Paulo Coelho
  • ISBN: 9780722536544
  • Page: 456
  • Format: None
  • Immerse yourself in an electrifying reading experience like no other international bestselling author Paulo Coelho s The Fifth Mountain A stunning novel in the tradition of the highly acclaimed The Alchemist, this is Coelho s daring retelling of the prophet Elijah During the chaos of the ninth century B.C Jezebel, wife to Israel s ruler, orders the execution ofImmerse yourself in an electrifying reading experience like no other international bestselling author Paulo Coelho s The Fifth Mountain A stunning novel in the tradition of the highly acclaimed The Alchemist, this is Coelho s daring retelling of the prophet Elijah During the chaos of the ninth century B.C Jezebel, wife to Israel s ruler, orders the execution of all prophets who refuse to worship the pagan god Baal The young prophet Elijah, commanded by an angel of God to flee Israel, seeks safety in the land of Zarephath, where he unexpectedly finds true love with a young widow But this new found rapture is to be cut short, and Elijah sees all of his hopes and dreams irrevocably erased What follows is sure to be viewed as Coelho s literary milestone the quietly moving account of a man touched by the hand of God who must triumph over his frustrations in a soul shattering trial of faith.Inspired by a circumstance that forever altered Coelho s own life, The Fifth Mountain is a testament to the truth that tragedy in life should not be considered a punishment but a challenge of the spirit Gorgeous in its narrative and unforgettable in its prose, The Fifth Mountain teaches without being sanctimonious This is a timeless story for the ages, a tale of the past that resonates powerfully for today s readers.

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    About "Paulo Coelho"

    1. Paulo Coelho

      The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist In 1986, PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage In the following year, COELHO published The Alchemist Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time Other titles include Brida 1990 , The Valkyries 1992 , By the river Piedra I sat Down and Wept 1994 , the collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S o Paulo entitle Maktub 1994 , the compilation of texts Phrases 1995 , The Fifth Mountain 1996 , Manual of a Warrior of Light 1997 , Veronika decides to die 1998 , The Devil and Miss Prym 2000 , the compilation of traditional tales in Stories for parents, children and grandchildren 2001 , Eleven Minutes 2003 , The Zahir 2005 , The Witch of Portobello 2006 and Winner Stands Alone to be released in 2009 During the months of March, April, May and June 2006, Paulo Coelho traveled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella in 1986 He also held surprise book signings announced one day in advance in some cities along the way, to have a chance to meet his readers In ninety days of pilgrimage the author traveled around the globe and took the famous Transiberrian train that took him to Vladivostok During this experience Paulo Coelho launched his blog Walking the Path The Pilgrimage in order to share with his readers his impressions Since this first blog Paulo Coelho has expanded his presence in the internet with his daily blogs in Wordpress, Myspace Facebook He is equally present in media sharing sites such as Youtube and Flickr, offering on a regular basis not only texts but also videos and pictures to his readers From this intensive interest and use of the Internet sprang his bold new project The Experimental Witch where he invites his readers to adapt to the screen his book The Witch of Portobello Indeed Paulo Coelho is a firm believer of Internet as a new media and is the first Best selling author to actively support online free distribution of his work.


    1. Do not admire, and do not believe so much it was a wager I made with myself I wagered that God exists 2 stars Such an interesting premise a retelling of the biblical story of Elijah I was excited to find out about this famous prophet and the ancient lands in which he lived Despite this I didn t enjoy this story Nothing really happens Elijah spends the whole time in inner turmoil and indecisiveness He falls in love with a woman which just adds to his lack of direction I was just bored, after he [...]

    2. Another crappy book by Coelho I don t know which bugs me his boring, overly simplistic writing style or his problematic, platitude laden philosophical musings with which he beats readers black and blue Some people call Coelho s writing poetic, but to me his books are about as literary as a Hardy Boys novel Coelho always tells, never shows he keeps you emotionally detached from his characters and everybody in his novels talks in exactly the same way as everyone else The dialog in this novel is e [...]

    3. If you are interested in history, spirtuality and a fulfilling message, you can t go wrong with this book Coelho writes his interpretation of the story of Elijah, the old testament prophet, who underwent trials, tribulations, and suffering all while learning about himself, human love, and his capacity for forgiveness A moving and relevent book, whether you are interested in spiritual development or if you just want to understand the historical conflict between Israel and Lebanon A must read.

    4. Although I liked The Alchemist The Zahir better , but it was indeed an interesting read.It has something in common with the two books which is the quest and the journey the main characters of the story has taken Powerful metaphoric insights throughout the book And I must say it wass as inspiring as the rest of Coehlo s books I m now in a position where I can confidently say that I understand his writing style My favorite quotations from the books which i highlighted in pink in my hard copy 1 Sad [...]

    5. Paulo Coelho what an amazing writer He just never disappoints.The book really pulled me in, I took my time with it but completed it in a reasonable amount of time It s not too long or too short, it s just the right amount of plot and conflict to make it a good read Actually, scratch that, it was an amazing read The story is pretty much on this man who is destined to be prophet and lead the people to the right path He struggles, goes through pain and suffering He fails much, but the people he mee [...]

    6. sebuah novel religius yang berkisah mengenai nabi Elia diambil dari perikop di Alkitab, buku ini mengisahkan kisah hidup Elia secara detail pada satu bagian.ceritanya berkisar dari pemanggilan Elia menjadi nabi hingga ia menantang para nabi Baal di Gunun Kelima alkisah, Elia diburu oleh ratu Izebel karena dianggap membahayakan ia pun terpaksa lari ke Sarfat yang disebut Akbar oleh penduduknya atas perintah TUHAN ia memulai kehiudpan barunya di sini, belajar mengenai banyak hal, hingga menghadapi [...]

    7. I love the book I found very interesting the story being base on Elias life What I like the most from the book was the idea that a prophet like him fall in love with a woman, I would not have imagine putting that story together an man from God and falling in love however, he did not get the chance to live that love at a full expression due to the woman he love died, so when this happens is when I found the book better because Elias path changed completely Elias became angry at God, and he starts [...]

    8. I forgot Thee, Lord, and I am not ashamed And because of it I discovered that I am on my path because such is my wish, not because it was imposed on me by my father and mother, by the customs of my country, or even by Thee It is to Thee, O Lord, that I would return at this moment I wish to praise Thee with the strength of my will and not with the cowardice of one who has not known how to choose another path But for Thee to confide in me Thy important mission, I must continue this battle against [...]

    9. Latar belakang katolik yang mendasari buku ini cukup membuat gw menjadi lambat menuntaskannya Karena gw biasa untuk mencari info yang agak detail pada saat menemukan sesuatu yg baru, maka kadang langkah membaca gw terhenti Ditambah lagi dengan pengalaman membaca Alchemist yang sangat mengesankan sehingga membuat gw selalu bertanya, apa misi Coelho lewat novel ini sikap yg salah, too many questions lead me to nothingness.Ternyata ceritanya lumayan mengalir enak Tentang hidup Tentang tragedi Tenta [...]

    10. Maybe I m a bit biased while writing my review I don t like that Coehlo is so deeply influenced by religion, and it shows in his writing If there s anything I m trying to evade at all cost, would be religion I felt the book was very spiritual, and while it was good, warm, and whatnot, I couldn t stop thinking that every page turn was a new sermon Coehlo s style of writing is very deep and thoughtful, and his word choices are beautiful His style of writing is something I can praise He writes with [...]

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