Right, before I go all out about this book I'm going to admit something first; at times whilst I was reading this book I felt a bit lost, like I'd fallen asleep at some point through reading this. This lead me to finish the book off but read the plotline of it later. Maybe that's just me though, I do tend to drift off when I'm doing everything (reading, watching tv, listening to music, studying, etcetcetc).
"When you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
The above quotation from the book pretty much sums up what the book is truely trying to get across to the readers; that is you really want something, and put your mind to it, it will happen and everything will fall into place.
I'm currently at a time in my life where I'm kind of confused (as always) and I'm trying to find a direction in life. I'm in the midst of exams so my mind is blocked of all things academic at times, but than at others I'm sat wondering to myself 'where is life leading me?'. This book kind of reminds me though that it is all written (maktub;as it's often referred to in this book). It reminds me not to worry so much about life, and that I can only try my best till a certain extent, and then maybe after that things will fall into place with how they should be, and how my life is written to be like.
Aside from how much it's influenced my whole mind-set, it's a lovely story line. I can't say it's a very very complex storyline because it isnt, and I don't think the author meant for it to be complicated as it'd divert the readers attention from the true moral of the whole story.
Without giving too much away, I'm going to just say I do recommend giving this book a go. I'm looking into which book I should purchase next by Paulo Coelho (which is enough of a sign for me that I throughly enjoyed this book, and you would too!) xo