El Demonio y la Senorita Prym has ratings and reviews. Jelantik said: To be honest I got lost when reading this book. I don’t understand wha. El demonio y la señorita prym by PAULO COELHO at – ISBN – ISBN – PLANETA – – Softcover. El demonio y la senorita Prym / The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho at – ISBN X – ISBN – Random.
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I hated this book.
Not a fan of Catholic wishy-washy preachy stuff disclosure: I was born and raised as a Catholic, but lost faith in my late teens, partly due to the hypocrisy and refusal of the Church to evolve; I would now describe myself as an atheist with buddhis.
I was born and raised as a Catholic, but wl faith in my late teens, partly due to the hypocrisy and refusal of the Church to evolve; I would senoriat describe myself as an atheist with buddhist affinities; apologies if I offend anyone with my comments. Finally, Viscos is not such an isolated, unknown spot as Coelho would describe it.
It is located on a mountainous road between Lourdes and Luz-Saint-Sauveur, which then bifurcates towards le Col du Tourmalet, a very popular climb during the Tour de France ek featured 82 times since the beginning of the race; alas, denonio Tour won’t go through Viscos this year. So, sometime in any given July, Viscos would be bloated with visitors and cycling enthusiasts and possibly Saint-Savin and Ahab who would line up the sides of the its main road to cheer the riders through.
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El Demonio y la Senorita Prym by Paulo Coelho (1 star ratings)
Return to Book Page. Un hombre perseguido por el fantasma de un pasado doloroso. Una joven en busca de la felicidad. El extranjero ha viajado desde muy lejos buscando la respuesta a una pregunta que le atormenta: Paperbackpages.
Published September 1st by Editorial Grijalbo first published On the Seventh Day 3. BertaChantal Prym. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about El Demonio y la Senorita Prymplease sign up.
Be the first to ask a question about El Demonio y la Senorita Prym. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. To be honest I got lost when reading this book. I don’t understand what is the essence of the story. But this book is better than the ‘by the riviere piedra i sat down and cry’. After reading this book of him the 4th book that I readI decided to stop buying his book. He created a master piece, the alchemist, but that’s it.
The other books are not even close to it. So rather than keep dissappointing and spending money for nothing, I better read other writers’ books. Au revoir M Coelho! View all 15 comments. Where do I even begin with this book? A range of adjectives come to my mind, the most favorable being boring and blandand the strongest patronizing and utterly exasperating.
I could not read it for entertainment, because the plot line is so predictable. If you want to read about a village killing an old woman, go read The Lotterywhich is extremely haunting and a staple in the curriculum at least in North America.
It also has the benefit of being a short story, so you wouldn’t have to suffer t Where do I even begin with this book? It also has the benefit of being a short story, so you wouldn’t have to suffer through too many pages if you happen to hate it.
I could not read The Devil and Miss Prym as a morality play or an allegory, just because the conflict has been in use for centuries. While this itself is no reason to prevent an author from studying the fundamental of human nature, one would expect a new angle or at least some depth. Sadly, I found neither. The opposition is quite shallow, not to mention very unrealistic. I was hoping to find at the very least interesting language or memorable characters.
I found the English translation to be unremarkable and can only hope that the original Portuguese is more inspiring, but in view of all other shortcomings of the book, I doubt it. The characters are one-dimensional and all speak with the same voice – if it wasn’t for the narrator switching perspective all the time, I wouldn’t have even noticed when someone new speaks.
It’s okay that I found no character to identify with – I need none. It is also okay that I did not sympathize with anyone – I also don’t need that. What I needed was a strong female figure, and that I absolutely did not find in Chantal Prym.
I felt that she was molded after every single stereotype of the weak woman that is out there: I cannot count the times I wanted to hurl the book against the wall in frustration. The only thing that stopped me was that it was an e-book and I wouldn’t want to damage my faithful e-reader.
One more note on authorial voice: Coelho seems to have no faith in his reader’s intellectual abilities whatsoever. Every sentence goes contrary to the principle “show, don’t tell”.
El Demonio y La Senorita Prym
Every minute detail of the senoriat, of the characters’ internal monologue, or their interaction with one other is spelled out and interpreted for us. There is no work left for the reader to do, except sit back and be fed the already digested particularly devoid of nutrients meal.
Maybe that works for some readers. View all 4 comments.
I’m going to be honest I didn’t like this book one bit! I don’t know if it’s just that I dislike Coelho’s writing style in general, the translation Spanishor if it’s just the particular books that I have chosen to read from this author The Alchemist. When i read the short summary in the back of the book and also demomio general reviews I thought I was in for a treat about a struggle between good and evil tied in with some suspense or some drama.
It had the morality struggle but I found that I’m going to be honest It had the morality struggle but I found that it lacked a certain luster in the story in general. Imagery was at an all time low and characters were one dimensional and when you are dealing with a subject as complex as morality that is a big no no.
Although I appreciate the ideas and thought the author is trying to provoke I felt that, at least to me, the intentions were dumbed down by his lack demonko feeling and passion in his writing. At certain points I just really wanted to story be be over already, and considering how short of a book it is that is quite disturbing.
I think I might just not be a Coelho reader.
I bought Veronika Decides to Die the other day and I am hoping that maybe just maybe he will convert me but chances are looking xenorita slim.
View all 3 comments. Inspired by devil indeed. The book was supposed to be one way of looking at the problem of evil,I guess. Like Augustine,Coelho says ‘evil has to manifest itself and fulfill its role so that ultimately good can prevail’. And somewhere else,he says evil can never produce good. If this was supposed to be an exposition of whatever argument you are supporting,it didn’t succeed a bit,Mr. The more I read Coelho,the more I dislike him.
I guess I’ll hate him as an author by the time I finish the Inspired eel devil indeed. I guess I’ll hate him as an author by the time I finish the deluxe collection I’ve bought.
View all 6 comments. Wl book is pretty pointless. He tries to answer a question that cannot be answered. Are people essentially good or evil? I don’t think there is a straight answer for that. Started with a lot of excitement as the story attempted to tackle a tremendous topic.
Unfortunately it gave a primitive and lazy answer in the conclusion. This would make a great lowbrow horror movie that flops in theaters. Can only go up from here in You’re surely all now aware of my disdain for Coelho and his lacklustre attempts at philosophy. If it weren’t for my stubbornness senlrita commitment to read every book Eo buy, you wouldn’t be reading this.
Yet here I am, reviewing another waste of my time, and here you are, reading up on why it doesn’t deserve a chance. In xenorita volume, Coelho takes prtm upon himself to pontificate on the dejonio of good and evil, morality, and the human condition. Are humans inherently good or bad? Do we have good and e You’re surely all now aware of my disdain for Coelho and his lacklustre attempts at philosophy. Do we have good and evil battling inside us at all times?
Does it have the potential to be great? With one-dimensional, boring characters you’ll struggle to care about, a predictable plot, and too many pretentious paragraphs I’m sure are quoted in thousands of Twitter bios, it’s a sad little musing that could have had a real impact.