What To Read: Paulo Coelho's Adultery

Saturday, September 06, 2014




EVERY morning, when I open my eyes to the so-called "new day",
 I feel like closing them again, staying in bed, and not getting up. 
But I can't do that.


I want to change. I need to change...
I'm gradually losing touch with myself.

To everyone around her, Linda seems to be living a fairy tale; successful in her thirties, she's married to a loving husband, the mother of two children, and an accomplished journalist admired for her savvy reporting. The ease and privilege of her lifestyle make her the envy of many. But one day, a routine interview with a famous writer changes everything. "I haven't the slightest interest in being happy.", he says defiantly. "I prefer to live life passionately, which is dangerous because you never know what might happen next."

Startled by these comments, Linda begins to examine her life more deeply, and is surprised to find a profound sadness beneath her impeccable facade. When depression sets in, nothing seems to help -- not yoga, not self-improvement books, not weekend getaways. Nothing until a chance run-in with a former boyfriend, Jacob Konig, sparks a fire that gives her life the meaning it's been lacking. As Jacob and Linda reignite their passion, Linda becomes addicted to the rush that comes from living out her fantasies in an illicit affair. But when that addiction threatens to take over the rest of her life, she will have to confront deep emotions and make a choice.

I've been waiting for this book to arrive in the Philippines. Adultery has been published in different languages. I bought the Adultery English Version. The book retails for $15.78. 


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