“[Coelho’s] special talent seems to be his ability to speak to everyone at once. The kind of spirituality he espouses is to all comers. . . . His readers often say that they see their own lives in his own books.”
From the bestselling author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho, comes an absorbing new novel that holds a mirror up to our culture’s obsession with fame, glamour, and celebrity.
I may have had unrealistic expectations. I thought I'd bought a fiction based on fact murder mystery that would give me some insight into Cannes Film Festival while entertaining me with a suspenseful plot. What I actually bought was a long and continuous overstatement of the obvious – yes it’s true that fashion is choke full of shallow folks, capitalizing on youth and don’t care at what cost. The author spent so much time and detail belaboring the pretentious that I lost track of the weak plot. This was an assault on my ears.