Review: Adultery by Paulo Coelho

Title: Adultery

Author: Paulo Coelho

Pages: 272 Pages

Publisher: Random House

The Blurb

The thought-provoking new novel from the international bestselling author whose words change lives. 

Linda knows she’s lucky. 

Yet every morning when she opens her eyes to a so-called new day, she feels like closing them again.

Her friends recommend medication.

But Linda wants to feel more, not less.

And so she embarks on an adventure as unexpected as it is daring, and which reawakens a side of her that she – respectable wife, loving mother, ambitious journalist – thought had disappeared.

Even she can’t predict what will happen next…

The Review

I won’t lie, I downloaded this book nearly ten years ago and I just managed to read it. It wasn’t the best book I have read.

Adultery is about 30-something Linda who has hit a state of ennui with her life. She has realised that this really is it and she is lost because the mundanity of the every day has set in. She then sets off on a self-destructive path looking for a dopamine kick.

Overall I thought it was a story that has been done before. Linda was unlikable and so I didn’t find any sympathy for her whatsoever.

I just wasn’t a fan.

Adultery by Paulo Coelho is available now.

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