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 ...
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I just loved it ❤❤ ...more
This review is for the audio version. The narrator of the audiobook is uninspired and uninspiring; the characters are of different ages and backgrounds and nationalities but they somehow all sound the same.
An actual memoir might have been interesting, but that's not what this is. "Hippie" is a novelization of Coelho's youth, but without a tight narrative arc. As far as Coelho's usual strength of teaching wisdom goes, the problem here is that Young Paulo and his hippie friends are asking questio ...more
Travel the world like a hippie
I'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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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. 😊
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?
2. Although I was born in the late 70s, i was a l ...more