[Review] Adultery_ by Paulo Coehlo


Adultery is Paulo Coehlo’s latest book, which is unlike his previous writings. The book is around a lady in her thirties, who, bored of her mundane routine is seeking some change or adventure in her life. One day she confronts her high school boyfriend and that’s where the story begins, unfolding the lady’s emotions, actions and decisions.
The book lacks a strong story line and the main character is somewhat confusing, I would say. In some parts of the book she is portrayed as a philosopher, someone who understands life well, while in major part of the book the character loses the rationale. The way the story is weaved is nothing extraordinary and a few characters and chapters seem to be uncalled-for. Some sections of the book are total erotica and leaves you wonder if they were really required or were added only to spice up the story.
After I finished reading, I could not decide which genre the book should belong to. It isn’t exactly a love story, not a thriller and definitely not a work of philosophy. The climax was very much predictable and throughout the journey, I could not understand if adultery was being supported or spoken against for.
I would rate the story and characters as 4/10, but for Paulo Coehlo, I would rate the book as 6/10, for he is still one of my favorite authors.

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