Hippie
In Hippie, his most autobiographical novel to date, Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to re-live the dream of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order – authoritarian politics, conservative modes of behavior, excessive consumerism, and an unbalanced concentration of wealth and power.Following the “three days of peace and music” at Woodstock, the 1969 gathering in Bethel, NY that would change the world forever, hippie paradises began to emerge all around the world. In the Dam Square in Amsterdam, long-haired young people wearing vibrant clothes and burning incense could be found meditating, playing music and discussing sexual liberation, the expansion of consciousness and the search for an inner truth. They were a generation refusing to live the robotic and unquestioning life that their parents had known.At this time, Paulo is a young, skinny Brazilian with a goatee and long, flowing hair who wants to become a writer. He sets off on a journey in search of freedom and a deeper meaning for his life: first, with a girlfriend, on the famous “Death Train to Bolivia,” then on to Peru and later hitchhiking through Chile and Argentina.His travels take him further, to the famous square in Amsterdam, where Paulo meets Karla, a Dutch woman also in her 20s. She convinces Paulo to join her on a trip to Nepal, aboard the Magic Bus that travels across Europe and Central Asia to Kathmandu. They embark on a journey in the company of fascinating fellow travelers, each of whom has a story to tell, and each of whom will undergo a transformation, changing their priorities and values, along the way. As they travel together, Paulo and Karla explore their own relationship, an awakening on every level that brings each of them to a choice and a decision that sets the course for their lives thereafter.

Hippie Details

TitleHippie
Author
ReleaseSep 25th, 2018
PublisherCornerstone Digital
ISBN-139781473562677
Rating
GenreFiction, Biography Memoir, Travel

Hippie Review

  • Celia
    January 1, 1970
    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. This is what he said:The stories that follow come fr 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. This is what he said:The stories that follow come from my personal experiences. I’ve altered the order, names, and details of the people here, I was forced to condense some scenes, but everything that follows truly happened to me. I’ve used the third person because this allowed me to give characters unique voices with which to describe their lives.The story centers around a trip made on the Magic Bus from Amsterdam to Nepal. Paolo and Karla, who he met in Amsterdam, travelled together for the 'princely' sum of 70 dollars each - travel only. We meet fellow travellers and other personages along the way. We learn much from them andwhat wisdoms they share.Do you want to know what a 'hippie' is?"So, we know that it’s a movement without prejudices, based on drugs, music, huge open- air concerts where anything goes, travel, absolute and total disregard for those who are fighting at the moment for an ideal, a free, a more just society, those trying to liberate the oppressed, denounce injustice, take part in the essential class struggle, in which people give their blood and their lives so that the only hope for humanity, socialism, might no longer be mere utopia and instead become a reality.”Why wasn't I a hippie?5 stars
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  • Ivana A.
    January 1, 1970
    There is no way I am missing this book! I would love,love,love to see what it reveals!
  • Aslı Can
    January 1, 1970
    Paulo Coelho karşıma çıktıkça okuduğum bir yazar. Hiç aramadığım ama buldukça da keyifle sohbet ettiğim bir dost gibi. Biraz da kardeş bir ruh gibi duyumsuyorum Paulo'yu. Bu da en içten ve sade sohbetimizdi sanırım. Şu anda bulunduğum ruh halinde bana harekete geçmek için ilham verdi. 'Ne duruyorsun!' dedi. Ben de kendime onu soruyorum: Neyi bekliyorum ki?
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  • Gulsah
    January 1, 1970
    Kitabı çook beğendim. Yazarı zaten çok seviyorum, Hayata bakışı ve kitaplarında da bahsettiği farkındalığı okumayı seviyorum.Tüm kitaplarını okudum ve bu kitap özet gibi olmuş. İç dünyasını samimi ve bilmemiz gerektiği kadarını anlatmış.Okırken gerçekten de düşünmeden edemedim. Bir dönem hippi yaşam biçimi ne kadar da moda idi.Ve hâlâ hippi giyimli ve yaşamalı birini görünce "nasıl yaşayabiliyorlar" diye düşünüyorum. Herkesin harcı değil sonuçta sokaklar ve devamlı yollar da olmak. 😊
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  • Seçil Polat
    January 1, 1970
    "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."
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  • Aileen Mackenzie
    January 1, 1970
    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 maduro e intimista que nos intenta transmitir quién es él o, me 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 maduro e intimista que nos intenta transmitir quién es él o, mejor dicho, cómo ha llegado a ser quién es. La pluma del autor mantiene su línea; es ligera, amena, con las descripciones necesarias para permitir que el lector haga su esfuerzo y complete la narración con el poder de su imaginación.Unidos por un viaje común en un Magic Bus, los personajes son presentados de forma paulatina. Cada uno relata o recuerda detalladamente su historia y el motivo que le hace encontrarse allí, de tal modo que el lector es capaz de comprender las infinidad de vidas que existe y el valor igualitario de las mismas, (pues a fin de cuentas todos los seres humanos somos similares en cuanto a naturaleza y buscamos la misma conexión con el mundo, así como la felicidad plena).Cada personaje tiene una personalidad única y una historia que impacta.Quisiera destacar las figuras de Karla y Paulo, los protagonistas por excelencia.Karla es una joven independiente, fuerte, libre, y adelantada a su tiempo. Una mujer que ha vivido demasiado pero que no ha conseguido sentir `el amor´. Es un personaje que evoluciona muchísimo a lo largo de la novela y por la que llegas a sentir un gran cariño.Paulo es un hombre reservado, sensible, intrépido y aventurero que busca experiencias y encontrar su propia identidad. A través de él descubres un mundo completamente diferente, lleno de luz. Es un personaje que sorprende, no sólo con los acontecimientos y las situaciones en las que se ve involucrado sino por la forma en que piensa y decide actuar.Me ha encantado la forma en que Coelho consigue transportar al lector a otro tiempo, a otra generación y a otra forma de comprender la vida. A través de sus propias reflexiones, de sabias palabras de maestros como Rumi y de la música que se menciona ayuda a reflexionar y sacar el lado más espiritual trasladándote a aquel entorno y vida. Otro aspecto que me ha sorprendido gratamente es la cantidad de información histórica que aprendes en relación con la época. Tales como la política internacional que existía en relación a los turistas, las leyes entorno a las drogas, las opiniones que se tenía de la vida bohemia en contraposición con lo que se vivía en realidad...Por otro lado, no hay muchos aspectos negativos a destacar, quizás me ha faltado un final un poco más cerrado, aunque no por ello me ha desagradado. Creo que es emotivo y te deja el corazón encogido y anhelante.En definitiva es una novela llena de luz, de aventura, experiencias y la forma en que cada uno tiene de encontrarse a sí mismo.Para sus fieles seguidores destacar que en ella se puede encontrar retazos de sus novelas anteriores y quizás una explicación a pequeños fragmentos de ellas.
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  • Neelam Babul
    January 1, 1970
    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 purpose and destiny on earth. We get to see how the 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 purpose and destiny on earth. We get to see how their relationship evolves from friendship to something even greater than love. It is a mixture of philosophical insights that will tug at your heart. This book will unleash every reader's desire to travel and experience the world.
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  • Kate Vocke
    January 1, 1970
    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, 2. Although I was born in the late 70s, i was a l 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, 2. Although I was born in the late 70s, i was a little bit young to experience the hippie culture and revolution that took place at that time - although I WISH I was... I love hippies! My parents were hippies and I loved the clothes, the free thinking, the music, all of it!But, well... I was really bored reading this. There are two stories of "Paulo" here that don't really mesh - one of a scary kidnapping and the other a journey to Nepal - but also interspersed are a few backstories of secondary characters (some you don't even care about, nor know anything about except they are on a bus with Paulo) and a lot of nothing happens. I know its supposed to be a sort of love story, while also following a group of hippies trying to find their place in such a tumultuous world (which mirrors today's world, I suppose) but to me it just fell flat. It could have been written by anyone. I didn't feel like I was reading Coelho, and I didn't really enjoy much of it.
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  • slieb
    January 1, 1970
    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.
  • Thebooktrail
    January 1, 1970
    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 into the whys and wherefors. It's the hippie way of l 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 into the whys and wherefors. It's the hippie way of life I guess - travelling and smoking, drinking and free love 'just because'. There are some interesting views of places we now think of as adventurous and iconic with backpackers such as Macchu Picchu and the Death Train of Bolivia which I enjoyed but these read as snippets, vignettes of a travel diary rather than an essay on enlightenment.I won't see Dam Square in Amsterdam in the same light again that's for sure! The travel aspect of this book was what appealed and on that level, it was interesting to see some of the travel experiences that formed this writer. It was quite fascinating to see how he lived and was before he became the writer we know today. I've not really read flashbacks on a writer's life before - and there were many to delve into. Again on a travelogue note - it's pretty amazing to be a traveller like he was. Makes me want to find a campervan and head off again into the distance.The covers are perfect and it's the kind of book you have to create a playlist to enjoy on another level.
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  • Lou
    January 1, 1970
    Review @ https://more2read.com/review/hippie-by-paulo-coelho/
  • Faith
    January 1, 1970
    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 copy of this book from the publisher.
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  • Nur
    January 1, 1970
    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, the book ends. I like the first half but then it wa 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, the book ends. I like the first half but then it was kinda underwhelming.
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  • Bihter İyidir
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Dawn
    January 1, 1970
    Heerlijk boek over reizen, liefde en spiritualiteit.
  • M. Starks
    January 1, 1970
    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 truth. When I heard this, I had visions of unbathed litter 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 truth. When I heard this, I had visions of unbathed litterers from Woodstock, people with political views that became confused over time. Now, thanks to this education, I better understand what it was people were saying. I did not know that the symbol used was an inverted rune, nor that being a hippie was more complex and certainly something that I can appreciate on a deeper level. The ending stung somehow, however the overall stories told within were well worth it. I found myself highlighting passages that I’d come back to time and time again to contemplate. In a strange way, I feel like I entered a room (similar to the room in Istanbul) and sat at your feet for a time. Thank you, Mr. Coelho.
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  • motherbear
    January 1, 1970
    4.5
  • Angie
    January 1, 1970
    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 that I haven't heard much about. I think of hippie 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 that I haven't heard much about. I think of hippies as an American phenomenon, but he tells the tale of wandering in first South America and then Europe as a financially privileged, long-haired young man in search of his soul. There are two main formative experiences for him, one bad one good: his early experiences in a prison in Brazil, and his discovery of Sufi mystics in Turkey (he had been looking for them based on his experience with the poetry of Rumi). Very very hippie, and a well-written book, although the character development is a little strained and odd -- I imagine writing fiction about real people in your life is an odd thing to do. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and there's no question that he's a masterful author. Oh, and by the way, the Austrians really really didn't like hippies. In case you were wondering.I got a copy to review from First to Read.
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  • Tanjina Tamanna
    January 1, 1970
    Lots of religious references or Sufism never work for me although I loved the part of the travel in the book and the description of the 60's. It is a very suitable comfortably read book. A complete summer book. As a travel reference and life experiences or as a memoir I enjoyed while reading it.I started this book with a great enthusiasm and expectation, but the book did not meet my expectations. I must say that I found the expression quite beautiful. It surprised and impressed me in terms of gi Lots of religious references or Sufism never work for me although I loved the part of the travel in the book and the description of the 60's. It is a very suitable comfortably read book. A complete summer book. As a travel reference and life experiences or as a memoir I enjoyed while reading it.I started this book with a great enthusiasm and expectation, but the book did not meet my expectations. I must say that I found the expression quite beautiful. It surprised and impressed me in terms of giving interesting information about Coelho's life. I thought I would learn a lot about hippies when I first started reading the book but that didn't happen in the end.Although the story was very motivating at first, I saw that the story had become surface-based and that the center of attention flowed towards other characters.But overall delightful.
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  • Sirunmanug
    January 1, 1970
    Coelho’nun yolculuğunun ve tekamülünün Hac kitabındaki gibi olduğunu düşünmüşümdür fakat görüyoruz ki herşey 1970 yılında bir “sıska” hippinin Amsterdam’dan 70 dolarlık biletle Nepal otobüsüne binip yolculuğuna bir yıllığına İstanbul’da ara vermesiyle şekillenmiş. Herkesin kendi yolculuğuna dair birşeyler bulabileceği veya feyz alabileceği yönleri, satır araları olduğunu düşünüyorum. Kitabın en güzel bölümlerinden biri Coelho ile dervişin ilk karşılaşması idi. Kitaptan küçük bir alıntı ile: “Bu Coelho’nun yolculuğunun ve tekamülünün Hac kitabındaki gibi olduğunu düşünmüşümdür fakat görüyoruz ki herşey 1970 yılında bir “sıska” hippinin Amsterdam’dan 70 dolarlık biletle Nepal otobüsüne binip yolculuğuna bir yıllığına İstanbul’da ara vermesiyle şekillenmiş. Herkesin kendi yolculuğuna dair birşeyler bulabileceği veya feyz alabileceği yönleri, satır araları olduğunu düşünüyorum. Kitabın en güzel bölümlerinden biri Coelho ile dervişin ilk karşılaşması idi. Kitaptan küçük bir alıntı ile: “Bu bir irfan arayışı dans değil. Aradığın cevap Allah’ın yarattığı gölgede saklı. Gölgenin güneş karşısında gücü var mıdır? Hiçbir gücü yoktur. Gölgeden ayrıl, güneşe git ve izin ver, ışığı sana bilgelik dolu sözcüklerden daha çok ilham versin.” S:187, Şeyh ile ilk karşılaşma.
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  • Hikmet Okur
    January 1, 1970
    Genel olarak Paulo amcanın kalemini seviyorum diyebilirim. Rahat okunuyor ve siz pek de itiraz edemeden aklinizi ve kalbinizi değişik yerlerde dolaştırıyor.Paulo Coelho pek çok şey düşünmüş, hissetmiş, deneyimlemiş; ancak bunu sözcüklere dökmek ve içinde uyandırdığı şeyleri okuyuculara, hatta çok yakınındakilere -karısına, çocuklarına bile- aktarması çok zor, hatta imkansız. Bunu binlerce sayfa yazarak da deneyebilirdi, on sayfa da... Peki, sır tutmak nedir, bilir misin Paulo amca?Kendi adına bi Genel olarak Paulo amcanın kalemini seviyorum diyebilirim. Rahat okunuyor ve siz pek de itiraz edemeden aklinizi ve kalbinizi değişik yerlerde dolaştırıyor.Paulo Coelho pek çok şey düşünmüş, hissetmiş, deneyimlemiş; ancak bunu sözcüklere dökmek ve içinde uyandırdığı şeyleri okuyuculara, hatta çok yakınındakilere -karısına, çocuklarına bile- aktarması çok zor, hatta imkansız. Bunu binlerce sayfa yazarak da deneyebilirdi, on sayfa da... Peki, sır tutmak nedir, bilir misin Paulo amca?Kendi adına bir şeylerin kıyısına gelmiş, umarım bulmuştur; bulamadıysa da ömrünün geri kalanında bulur diye ümit ediyorum.
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  • Şevval Serdaroğlu
    January 1, 1970
    It really hooked me from the start and kept me on the edge throughout the book. The ending was very fitting and realistic, which raised the 4-star to 5 in my opinion.
  • bellatrix begins
    January 1, 1970
    Basmakalıp bir dönem tasviri.
  • Jill Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    I love Paulo Coelho's lyrical narrative style. He paints such evocative pictures and has such a marvelous fluency with language. I was intrigued by this title and the opportunity to learn more directly about his life, but found the format of this one to be a little too free-flowingly 1970s for my taste... I was born in 1973 so didn't directly experience the ups and downs and conflicts that shaped the formation of relationships (to others, to the state, to nature, to life and experience) in the h I love Paulo Coelho's lyrical narrative style. He paints such evocative pictures and has such a marvelous fluency with language. I was intrigued by this title and the opportunity to learn more directly about his life, but found the format of this one to be a little too free-flowingly 1970s for my taste... I was born in 1973 so didn't directly experience the ups and downs and conflicts that shaped the formation of relationships (to others, to the state, to nature, to life and experience) in the hippie era. Perhaps that is where I struggled with this one. Nontraditional narrative styles (be they free-form or stream of consciousness or atypically structured) don't tend to resonate for me - I tend to prefer my fiction to be a little more linear. The gorgeous lush language that I associate with Coelho's style felt lost in the format in this one and I had a hard time falling into it the way I normally do with one of his stories. I have had this happen with a few of his more recent works; I seem to prefer the style of the earlier tales. Still, nobody tells a story quite like Coelho... So while it was not my favorite of his, if you are a fan of a freer format that flows with the times (literally), I suspect that this will be a title for you...Thank you to Penguin's First to Read program for my review copy.
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  • Gianna
    January 1, 1970
    I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Hippie is a semi-biographical depiction of hippie life in the 1970s. Paulo Coelho uses, as always, beautiful descriptions to help the reader live some of those moments in the story, while sharing some of his life's lessons with us along the way. This was an interesting, travel-like collection of things that happened to the author during that era. However, the story felt a lot more like an autobiog I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Hippie is a semi-biographical depiction of hippie life in the 1970s. Paulo Coelho uses, as always, beautiful descriptions to help the reader live some of those moments in the story, while sharing some of his life's lessons with us along the way. This was an interesting, travel-like collection of things that happened to the author during that era. However, the story felt a lot more like an autobiography than general fiction, under which the book was listed. Moreover, there was a lot of back-and-forth in the plot, which hinders the flow instead of helping it.All in all it was a pleasant and quick read, while also being very informative. Fans of Coelho will not be disappointed, and people who love the Hippie movement will certainly enjoy it.
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  • Özlem Güzelharcan
    January 1, 1970
    Zamanda yolculuk yapabildiğimde, kuşkusuz ki ilk önce 60ların sonuna gideceğim zira çiçek çocukların felsefesi, müzikleri, modası, her şeyi benim kalp atışlarımı hızlandırıyor. İşte bu sebeple bu kitaba büyük bir heves ve beklenti ile başladım fakat kitap beklentimi karşılamadı. Anlatımı oldukça yüzel bulduğumu söylemeliyim. Kitabın başındaki heyecan da bir süre sonra kayboldu gitti. Yine de Coelho’nun hayatına dair ilginç bilgiler vermesi açısından beni şaşırttı ve etkiledi. İstanbul ve tasavvu Zamanda yolculuk yapabildiğimde, kuşkusuz ki ilk önce 60ların sonuna gideceğim zira çiçek çocukların felsefesi, müzikleri, modası, her şeyi benim kalp atışlarımı hızlandırıyor. İşte bu sebeple bu kitaba büyük bir heves ve beklenti ile başladım fakat kitap beklentimi karşılamadı. Anlatımı oldukça yüzel bulduğumu söylemeliyim. Kitabın başındaki heyecan da bir süre sonra kayboldu gitti. Yine de Coelho’nun hayatına dair ilginç bilgiler vermesi açısından beni şaşırttı ve etkiledi. İstanbul ve tasavvuf bağlantısını bilmiyormuşum meğer, şimdi geriye dönüp yazdıklarını düşündüğümde pek çok taşı yerine oturtmuş oldum zihnimde.
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  • Ruben
    January 1, 1970
    3,6/5
  • Bengisu
    January 1, 1970
    Paulo Coelho'nun gerçek hayatından kesitler okumak ve ona yön veren önemli olayların bir kısmının İstanbul'da geçiyor olması benim ilgimi çeken tarafları oldu. Onun dışında klasik bir Coelho akıcılığında olan kitap, yaz tatilimde bir çırpıda bitti.
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  • Gokce Aslan
    January 1, 1970
    Her ne kadar başlarda heyecanlı olduğunu düşünsemde sonlara doğru düzensiz, özensiz ve yüzeysel geldi. Ve İstanbul da görülen o kırmızı köprüyü merak ettirdi :)
  • Çisem Bakoğlu
    January 1, 1970
    I definitely do not agree with the writer but who am to judge...Yet, to me, life is not a journey, it is a zero sum game.
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