Adultery by Paulo Coelho

Adultery

I want to change. I need to change. I'm gradually losing touch with myself. Adultery, the provocative new novel by Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, explores the question of what it means to live life fully and happily, finding the balance between life's routine and the desire for something new.


Details Adultery

TitleAdultery
ISBN9781101874080
Author
Release DateAug 19th, 2014
PublisherKnopf
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Romance, Novels, Contemporary
Rating

Reviews Adultery

  • Agi
    2014-07-27
    Waste of time. SPOILERS AHEAD! It is not a story about love. It's a story about adrenaline rush and how bit of excitement and doing something different and new with your husband can save your marriage.Spoiler alert!Its a story of egoistic and bored woman who has everything- money, lovely kids, bit dull but understanding and loving husband, respectable job. But she is not happy... Kinda depressed, or maybe not really, she is not sure herself. So s...
  • Zulma Mayor
    2014-08-13
    Ok so, if you are going to write a review about a book... At least know how to spell! I don't appreciate the fact that some people take it up to themselves to write a review about a book and give away what the story is about and how it ends. I think instead, it would be better if you just say it wasn't what you expected and that's it!Don't ruin it for others please!!!
  • Ebony
    2014-08-23
    I did not like Adultery. I thought I would. I read Paul Coelho. I write about adultery. How could this go awry? Well, it started with the main character. I didn’t like her. I didn’t get her. I didn’t know her. In all of my interviews with women about infidelity, in all my years being a woman, in all my years of having woman friends, I simply did not understand her. It was part nationality, part class, part life circumstance, but mostly it w...
  • Amira Mahmoud
    2014-07-14
    لا أبالي ولو مقدار ذرة أن أكون سعيدًا، أفضل أن أعيش حياتي بشغف وهذا خطير لأنك لا تعلمين البتة ما قد يحدث تاليًا أكثر ما قد يُرعبنا في الحياة، هو أن نقف عند اللحظة التي نجد فيها أن حياتنا ليس لها أي معنىلا تُزيد للدنيا شيء، أنت فقط ولدت، تتعلم، تعمل، ...
  • Flavia Viotti
    2014-04-18
    This book is very different from Paulos previous work. As a woman I feel like he got us! Even though the title is Adultery I think this is a book about love!! This book is very different from Paulo´s previous work. As a woman I feel like he got us! Even though the title is Adultery I think this is a book about love!!
  • Cris
    2014-07-07
    The story of an existential crisis peppered with porn and religious preaching and ending with a trite conclusion. Not what I expected from Coelho.
  • Bea
    2014-08-17
    If you have negative IQ, this is the book for you.Full review available on Bozhidara's Book Corner
  • Faouzia
    2014-06-15
    i did not like at all!! i am disappointed at him!!Spoiler: I really wanted her to commit suicide at the end, or at least take an overdose of the drugs she bought!!
  • Ecaterina Leonte
    2014-08-16
    I would have rated it ZERO stars it that were possible. Don't waste your time reading this crap, it's not worth it. Glad I didn't waste my money as well, in you're curious just borrow it from someone.
  • Rebecca
    2014-09-10
    I can't believe this is written by the same man who wrote one of my favorite novels. Utterly shocking and incredibly disappointing. I read the entire book, because I was waiting for it to get good, but it never happened. Don't waste time, or money on this sell out.
  • Damaskcat
    2014-08-29
    To say this is a book about a woman committing adultery is to miss the whole point of the story I feel. Linda lives in Switzerland with her husband and two children - none of whom are ever named. She has a good life, and an interesting job as a journalist and as a family they are financially secure with domestic staff to look after the children and do the housework. Who could want anything more from life?But Linda is restless and bored. It would ...
  • Andrea
    2014-07-20
    I'm glad to read a new genre by Paulo Coelho which falls more into literary fiction. As with most of the writers who get famous for a particular genre, readers who are familiar with his earlier works are quick to dismiss and criticize a book where they were expecting a different outcome. In this story, Coelho shows the monster, that which resides in each of us, coming up with revenge. Through the life of the main character, feelings of dissatisfa...
  • Cindy
    2014-09-02
    Addition 4/20/2015 To authors or publishers looking for a review - I don't consider Adultery to be erotica. Although the book has a few graphic sexual situations in it, it's not, in my opinion, written with the intent to be erotica or written explicitly to excite sexual natures through reading. Although I'd be glad to give an honest review, I'm not an avid reader of erotica, so I may not be the best person to ask.Addition 2/2015: This book is a l...
  • Bijay
    2014-08-11
    Uggh! platitudes, platitudes everywhere…nor very original thing to read (sorry Mr. Coleridge ! but hey there are many good lines for seemingly deep and feel-good but very out-of-context platitudes deduced from scriptures and evolutionary science and whatnots for sharing in facebook; just superimpose them over beautiful pictures that can be easily obtained from google images and voila!). Anyways, the book reads like a diary collection of author...
  • Taghreed Jamal el deen
    2016-03-25
    يبدو أن كويلو وضع كل قدراته الروائية في رائعته الخيميائي ولم يبقَ لديه ما يقدّمه ..نعم هناك رسالة ، لكن القالب الروائي الذي حاول حشرها ضمنه فاشل جدا !نجمة واحدة للاقتباسات والرسائل الجميلة فقطأعتقد أنه سيمضي وقت طويل قبل أن أفكر في القراءة لكويلو م...
  • Katie Shahin
    2014-07-31
    About the book"Adultery" follows the narrator Linda. A Swiss women in her thirties, married with three children, who appears to be suffering from a quarter life crisis. As she questions her everyday life and the world and asks "is this it?" she starts to look for something to shake up her world a little. This leads to her starting an affair with a politician.ProsI've been a fan of Paulo Coelho's for many years. What I especially enjoy is the mode...
  • Emad (TheBookCritic)
    2016-03-19
    Well, I think that I liked and hated this book!It's not awesome. It's not GREAT. It's just good ... and bad!!There are so many things that I didn't like, and there are things that I really liked. What I liked is the idea of redemption. Everyone of us deserve a second chance. We're neither Angels nor demons. We're humans, and being a human means being a sinner.What I didn't like (pretty much hated actually!!!):1. Spending so many pages talking abo...
  • Shaimaa Ali
    2014-08-06
    When the Alchemist lost his Charming Powers!
  • Rana Abid
    2014-10-12
    Done ❤❤❤(Learn to love better.This should be out goal in the world: learn to love. Life offers us thousands of opportunities for learning. Every man and every woman, in every day of our lives, always has a good opportunity to surrender to love. Life is not a long vacation, but a constant learning process.) a novel of a lucky woman, she has everything, wealthy man, kids, and respected work, but instead of being happy she feels disappointed a...
  • يامي أحمد
    2014-12-22
    الرواية سيء نوعًا ما تكرار الموضوع ومشاعرها بصيغ مختلفة كان سيء، يمكن اختصار أحداث الرواية في 20 صفحة دون أدنى تشويه للحبكة
  • Cher
    2015-06-03
    1 star - I really hated it.Once upon a time, a ludicrous married woman with children feels she is bored by being so happy and her life being so perfect (she actually says this). So, to cure herself of this dreadful happiness she begins to randomly have slutty interactions (the author's words, not mine) with other men. Then one New Year's Eve, this vapid, nonsensical character has a sudden epiphany and moment of transcendence in which she discover...
  • Aditi
    2014-09-13
    “To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” ----T.F. HodgePaulo Coelho, the international bestselling author, has penned a compelling tale of love and infidelity mixed with the good ol' Coelho style of philosophy in his book, Adultery. This story is centered around a married woman who is lucky enough to have a good, rich and loving husband and two beautiful kids and a grand house, yet she st...
  • Prity Malhotra
    2014-08-18
    Adultery is Paulo Coelho's most Intimidating work so far. I have read some Negative Reviews about this Book. However I think people hate this Book for its Main Character Linda who has PErfect Life, Perfect Husband, Good Career yet commits Adultery to bring some Excitement in her Life. But is it customary for every writer to have a Self-Righteous Lead Character ? Anyways, moving on, this Book talks about a Topic so Raw that most Women would deny e...
  • Katy Noyes
    2014-07-14
    Really disappointed with this. The Alchemist I found beautiful, Veronika decides to die very well written. I knew within a few pages of starting this that it was not a book of beauty or joy. It's not a bad thing when writers explore different genres, writing styles, techniques. But if they aren't very interesting - what's the point?Adultery has been written about by many, but I don't think this adds anything to the genre.A rich, successful woman ...
  • Ahmed Almawali
    2014-11-19
    بالتأكيد باولو كويلو لن يخسرَ شيئا إذا ما قرأتُ روايته الأخيرةَ في نسخة مقرصنة، فهو من صنفِ الأدباءِ الذين اغتنوا من أدبهم، فبالإضافةِ إلى استنادي للرخصةِ التي يتحدث بها بعض العلماء باعتبار العلمِ مشاع للجميع وللاستخدام المعرفي لا التجاري بالإض...
  • Melinda
    2014-07-14
    Skidded by with a 2 rating. I'm convinced his magic is gone.
  • Blanca Hindle
    2014-09-13
    In the world, there is this invisible thread that connects us to one another. Unfortunately for the human race, most people aren't aware of it's existence or ever get to feel it's pull on their beings. This in turn, throws us into a constant state of despair because our souls feel there is something missing but misconstrue what that thing is.In essence, that is what Adultery, by Paulo Coelho is about. A woman of great material fortune begins to f...
  • kaire
    2015-12-23
    روايه سيئه وممله لأبعد الحدود الكاتب أسلوبه أرشق من ذلك ولكنه هنا يضعنا أمام الملل الذي يصيب الأزواج وأشواقهم للتغير عبر الخيانه الأفكار مستهلكه ،لا جديد لا حكمه لا موعظه لا فكره لا شيء نستفيد منهممله بصفحات كثيره كان يمكن إختصارها الكتاب بعض الأ...
  • Shwan Majeed
    2018-08-20
    في هذه الرواية يدخل باولو كويلو الى عمق حياة الزوجية وبالتفصيل يدخل عالم الخيانة, الذي هي محور اكبر مشاكل الزوجية على مر الزمان في جميع الثقافات, صحيح الكتاب لديه الكثير والكثير من التفاصيل ولكن حسب رأي الشخصي مناسبة جدا ومفيدة جدا في نفس الوقت فأن...
  • Maria
    2014-04-23
    Confesso que estava à espera de mais. Desde "O Vencedor Está Só", que me tenho desiludido com os livros de Paulo Coelho. Não têm grande conteúdo e são escritos de uma forma leva demais e bastante repetitiva. Lembro-me de ter adorado "Veronika Decide Morrer", "O Demónio e a Srta. Prym", "Na margem do rio Piedra eu Sentei e Chorei" e "Onze Minutos", para destacar aqueles que mais me prenderam, e ultimamente desiludo-me com as suas obras.Par...