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The Archer- Paulo Coelho

Rating: 4/5 Stars Genre: Fiction

Narration/Writing style: 4 Stars

Reading Level: Intermediate

Concept: 5 stars


“Each arrow flies differently. You can shoot a thousand arrows and each one will follow a different trajectory. That is the way of bow”

The Archer is a shirt story that will take you, which seems like, a poetic journey along with simple yet impactful illustrations. This book is an art of fiction, that teaches important life lessons and leaves one with nothing less than percipience.

This 120 pages, short book by @PauloCoehlo portrays our protagonist as prodigy in Archery, who has now retired and a young boy, who yearns to find this man and make him his mentor. Along the journey, the boy, not only masters the true art of a bow and arrow, but learns even more important lessons. The one of wisdom!

“But never hold back from firing the arrow if all that paralyses you is fear of making a mistake. If you have made the right movements, open your hand and release the string. Even if the arrow fails to hit the target, you will learn how to improve your aim next time.”

This book, though just a short story, must be read slowly, taken all in, once at a time, to understand it’s real meaning. Also, you really need to pay attention while reading, as the story seems to start in between and get’s a little confusing in the beginning to understand.

Overall, it’s a one-time read and a great short book that you can just sweep into your daily routine.

Publication: Penguin | Viking

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