Hippie by Paulo Coelho


If you want to learn about yourself, start by exploring the world around you. Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order. In Hippie, he tells the story of Paulo, a young, skinny Brazilian man with a goatee and long, flowing hair, who wants to become a writer and sets off on a j...

Details Hippie

Release DateSep 25th, 2018
PublisherKnopf Publishing Group
GenreFiction, Travel

Reviews Hippie

  • Ivana - Diary of Difference
    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest Hippie is the autobiography by Paulo Coelho, written in third person. This is a story about people that travel the world, wear funny clothes and flowers in their hairs, and believe in peace, love and freedom.I have read many of Coelho’s books, even since I was a teenage girl. And all of them share something in common – the path of finding yourself. After reading Hippie, I believe that this is ...
  • Celia
    I have read two other Coelho books and was spiritually influenced by both. Both were full of wisdom and abstract concepts. Loved them both (The Alchemist and Manuscript Found in Accra).To me this book beat them both. Why? It is the most autobiographical book written by Coelho and it is grounded in reality. Perhaps, too, because I lived in the 60's, during the 'hippie' era, it means a lot to me.I also learned things about Coelho I did not know. Th...
  • Jennifer Blankfein
    I loved The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and was hoping his new book would feel as important. In Hippie, Paulo Coelho writes a story based on his own life experiences, his relationships, political views and personal values, and his adventures of travel and terror of kidnapping. Throughout this book he has injected his thoughtful ideologies and gives us a description of the ways of the world in the 1970s.Even though Coelho had gotten himself into tro...
  • Shwan Majeed
    هذه الرواية الجديدة من قبل الكاتب باولو كويلو استطيع ان اقول انه جزء من سيرة الذاتية للكاتب ولكن بشكل رواية وطبعا به اللمسة الخاصة للكاتب وأسلوبه الجميل في كتابة رواياته والتعمق القوي فيه, استغل الكاتب باولو كويلو في هذه الرواية ايامه في الهيبية و...
  • Kate Vocke
    OK, so I'm a fairly big Paulo Coelho fan. I loved The Alchemist and several of his other writings. His prose is lyrical and thought provoking and I just love that it's like nothing else I've ever read, no matter what the subject. I went into this with two thoughts in my mind: 1. That it's sort of a memoir of his life in the 70's, or at least based on experiences he's had. Who wouldn't want to see what experiences shaped this brilliant writer?and,...
  • Nur
    Paulo Coelho is an excellent writer for sure, and apparently this is a half autobiographical book from his side but i feel like for some reason it's left in the middle. We read about the journey of Karla and Paulo, how the relationship is growing and turning into something else. Towards the end (no spoilers) Paulo finds some answers but i feel like it happens too quickly and we're not really sure what's going on as readers. And all of a sudden, t...
  • Faith
    Karla and Paulo are two twenty somethings who meet in Amsterdam and travel together. They do not meet until about the 25% point in the book, and but then I was already bored by these vapid people. I lived through this period of time and, looking back on it, the hippies actually were pretty boring, pretentious and self involved. The author's autobiographical nostalgia trip wasn't really interesting to me and I stopped reading. I received a free co...
  • Robin Bonne
    Parts of this were excellent. Then there were other parts that were telling instead of showing. I wonder if it could be a problem with the translation?
  • Seçil Polat
    "Beraber yürüyün, sarhoşluğunuzun ve mutluluğunuzun kaynağı hayat olsun, ama mesafenizi koruyun ki kimse kimseyi taşımak zorunda kalmasın - düşmek de yolun bir parçasıdır ve herkes düşünce yalnız başına ayağa kalkmayı öğrenmelidir."
  • Aileen Mackenzie
    Por destino o casualidad llegó esta novela a mis manos. Y, he de admitir que, desde que la empecé no pude parar de leerla. No es que haya leído mucho de Paulo Coelho, a penas dos o tres libros, pero tengo claro que ésta es su obra más representativa y autobiográfica.Narrada en tercera persona, y a modo de relato, encontramos una historia que nos hace viajar desde Ámsterdam hasta Katmandú permitiendo al lector conocer a un Coelho más madu...
  • Tatjana Sarajlić
    Komercijalna knjiga. Možda bi bilo bolje da se ugleda na Harper Lee: Napiše knjigu. Svima stane dah. Više ne mora ništa da piše.Odavno nisam pročitala nešto sa manje duše.
  • ahmed
    I always read Paulo’s books very quickly, his writing style is easy to read and most of his books are good. Including this one just as good as the others. this my 9th book that I read by him, And as I expected It is different from the other stories. and that ending we must take it as a lesson.
  • Neelam Babul
    Paulo Coelho is undoubtedly an exceptional writer. Hippie is a half autobiographical book reflecting the writer's experience. I have always loved Paulo Coelho's writing style which is extremely lyrical and charismatic. He invokes such evocative images in one's mind and has a powerful fluency with language that mesmerizes the reader. In Hippie we are introduced to Karla and Paulo both of whom are in search for answers to their questions on their p...
  • Andy
    This review is for the audio version. The narrator of the audiobook is uninspired and uninspiring; the characters are of different ages and backgrounds and nationalities but they somehow all sound the same. An actual memoir might have been interesting, but that's not what this is. "Hippie" is a novelization of Coelho's youth, but without a tight narrative arc. As far as Coelho's usual strength of teaching wisdom goes, the problem here is that You...
  • Thebooktrail
    Travel the world like a hippieI'm not sure what to make of this. It's a fascinating travel guide on the one hand and we get to see and experience some wonderful places but as a memoir I got a bit lost as it reads like a gap year diary going from one thought to another with little direction.I suppose people who experienced the hippie stage of life might get more from this but Paulo tells you what happened fact after fact without really delving int...
  • Lou
    He was on a journey, met Karla who loved reading The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, loved and watched 2001: A Space Odyssey, out in the cinema at that time, and she loved this Brazilian man she met. Together they went upon a journey of self-discovery, and all the hippie thing entailed along the way, joys and pains, and one of many findings, did he love her?Ultimately the reader is transported with careful craft of evoking a sense of place and peop...
  • Jennifer Tam
    Wow - I loved this book
  • Dr.Abdulkarem
    سيرة ذاتية لفترة زمنية مختارة من حياة الكاتب باولو كويلو... رحلة الباص السحري إلى نيبال... بسعر رخيص، لا يشمل الأكل والشرب ونحوه...رحلة الباص طويلة، والهدف النهائي مكان مشتعل الأحداث بين البوذيين والحكومة... فحتى لو وصلت، فربنا تُصاب بسوء أو تُعتقل أو...
  • Naddy
    I tried so much to like it but despite multiple efforts, this book failed horrendously, i literally cursed myself why did i pick this book, i am not a fan of Paulo Coelho, and didn't like Alchemist though i have enjoyed Veronica decides to die and Eleven minutes. Humble request don't pick this book even you have been fan of Paulo, it is not something out of box, 4 lines from 4 lines from Sufisim and tried to explain over the period of 287 pages, ...
  • slieb
    Kitabın başındayken iyi bir kitap olduğunu düşündüm ancak ilerledikçe sıkıcı ve yüzeysel geldi. Sonuna kadar okuyamadım, bu kitap nasıl bu kadar yüksek notlar aldı anlamadım.
  • Hrishikesh
    I don't know why I keep on doing this to myself - Paulo Cohelo had little to offer when I first across "The Alchemist", 12 years ago, and he has little to offer today. A principal cause of annoyance was the subject itself: I have little patience for the hippies' denouncement of all semblance of order. All of us have duties charted out for us: denying this meanly weakens our social fiber. But the book itself - what was the point of the book? Of ho...
  • Murat S. Dural
    Üstad Paulo Coelho'nun ilk yazdığı roman, gözden geçirilmiş hali. "Hippi"de onun gelişkin eserlerini, hayranlık uyandıracak kitap örgülerini aramak boşuna. Kendinizi 1968'lerin hayalleri ve gerçeklerine bırakmak yeterli. Ama yine de, ben kitabı sevsem de bir Paulo Coelho romanı için öncelikli okuma sırasına giremez. Coelho'yu Coelho yapan şeyleri görmek için ise güzel bir kaynak.
  • M. Starks
    I won this book in a giveaway, very excited to read it the moment it arrived in the mail. I could begin to see the shape of The Alchemist (one of my favorites) take form along Paulo’s journey. I’ve read a few of his books before this and found them to be powerful, Hippie does not disappoint. I’ve been told by some that I would have made a great hippie, due to my philosophies and ways of questioning the world around me, ever the seeker of tr...
  • Maryam Same
    بصراحه اخر روايتين للكاتب ما عجبوني لكن ما اقدر اشوف له روايه جديده وما اقراها =) الروايه تتكلم عن شباب الهيبيز معلوماتي قليله عنهم وشبه معدومههي مذكراته في قالب روائي عن شباب وفتيات الهيبيز في السبعينات تمردهم \ احلامهم \ فلسفتهم \واستيالهم الغريب ...
  • Bihter İyidir
    Okurken beni gülümsetmiş olmakla birlikte içeriği derinlikten uzak buldum. Öykü de, içinde bahsi geçen felsefi yaklaşımlar da fazla basitleştirilmiş dolayısıyla değersizleştirilmiş, sanki hippi kültürü de, sufilik de bir kez daha ticarileştirilip paraya dönüştürülmüş. Ayrıca çeviriyi de beğenmedim, ana dilinde okuma şansım yoksa da başka bir çevirmenden daha okuyup kıyaslama imkanı olsun isterdim.
  • Fakhour Mohammed
    لا أدري ما المميز في كتابات باولو كويلو لكنها فعلا جيدة، هيبي هي سيرة ذاتية يرويها باولو بلسان مجموعة من شخصيات الرواية على رأسهم شخصية باولو، تكلم فقط عن فترة الهيبيزم، حينما كان العالم كله يتغنى بهذه الموجة، وكيف أن الكاتب كان ذات يوم هيبيا من ال...
  • Shaimaa Ali
    I just loved it ❤❤ I just loved it ❤️❤️
  • Angie
    Unlike most of the people on the planet, I hadn't read a Coelho book before this one, so I'm just going to review it on its own merits. And I just wanna say -- God bless his wife. It's not every woman who can support her husband as he pens a nostalgic and personal story about his experiences with two of his early girlfriends. But more than his personal relationships, this book is about international hippie experiences, and a side of that culture ...
  • Dawn
    Heerlijk boek over reizen, liefde en spiritualiteit.