I've been a fan of Paolo Coelho's for many years now. I can't even recall how many books written by him I've read - I certainly try to read anything he produces. He's become a modern day classic. His narrative is so simple and, frankly, it's not like he is writing about something completely unknown - it's all about his style, his narration and his approach to story telling.
The winner stands alone isn't a new book, it was published in 2008. The book narrates the story between multiple characters in a 24-hour period. It's definitely worth a read. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:
Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.
People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more. If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making the slightest effort in that direction.
How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.
Transformations always occur during moments of crisis.
Risk every thing in the name of chance and keep well away from everything that offers you a world of comfort.
Success is both an addiction and an enslavement.
It takes nothing to join the crowd, it takes everything to stand alone.
Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you've read any of Paolo Coelho books and how you feel about them!