Saturday, November 1, 2014

From the shelf: Adultery

Title: Adultery
Author: Paulo Coelho
Genre: Contemporary, Philisophy, Romance
Date read: September 27-30, 2014
Dawn Rates:  (4/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

Linda knows she's lucky.

Yet every morning when she opens her eyes to a so-called new day, she feels like closing them again.

Her friends recommend medication.

But Linda wants to feel more, not less.

And so she embarks on an adventure as unexpected as it is daring, and which reawakens a side of her that she - respectable wife, loving mother, ambitious journalist - thought had disappeared.

Even she can't predict what will happen next...

My Review: (also in goodreads)

"After a certain age, we put on a mask of confidence and certainty. In time, that mask gets stuck to our face and we can't remove it. As children we learn that if we cry we'll receive affection, that if we show we're sad, we'll be consoled. If we can't get what we want with a smile, then we can surely do so with our tears. But we no longer cry, except in the bathroom when no one is listening. No do we smile at anyone other than our children. We don't show our feelings because people might think we're vulnerable and take advantage of us. Sleep is the best remedy."

This novel doesn't tackle any metamorphic, spiritual subject rather it addresses the woes of growing up and living one's responsibilities. What tickled me the most is the fact that sometimes everyone gets into a state of apathy. Sometimes its just in passing, or a phase; but the worst part is if it becomes your reality. Linda in this context lived in the state of apathy. She got everything anyone ever wanted: a career, a loving husband and an amazing family. But despite all that she still feels so suffocated in her life. She took a risk as wrong as it may be, just to find that spark again. I can't say that what she did was okay, she did hurt someone she loved but the lesson here is to stay away from being in a state of apathy one must feel; it could be from extreme sadness or exhilaration, one should never forget to feel.

Till the next read...

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