Manuscript Found in Accra

Title: Manuscript Found in Accra
Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: Knopf
Published: April 2, 2013
Paperback ARC, 208 pages
ISBN: 978-0-385-34983-3
Genre: Historical, Inspirational
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Summary:
July 14, 1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city's gates. There, inside the ancient city's walls, men and women of every age and every faith have gathered to hear the wise words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. He has summoned the townspeople to address their fears with truth.

My thoughts:
Manuscript Found in Accra is the perfect book for anyone looking for direction in their life. If you've read the summary you know that this book is about a man, Copt, who is addressing townspeople who are under the threat of invasion looking for wisdom for their problems. He addresses issues such as defeat, solitude, fear, beauty, and so much more. This book reads much like a parable from the Bible. Coelho has written a book that will appeal to all ages, from young to old, you can take away a message  from this book. Although I can't help but think this would be a great gift for kids graduating from high school or college. I think fans of Coelho's others books such as, The Alchemist will enjoy his latest book.

My rating:


  1. Just read Manuscript found in Accra by Paulo Coelho in less than six hours. There was not actually an inspirational journey of a fictional character but the style was more like that of the Manual of the Warrior of Light as it was merely a collection of wisdom quotes spoken by the Copt. There was nothing about Accra. Some quotes by Jesus Christ, Kahlil Gibran and Alfred Lord Tennyson were directly quoted without naming the source. There were discourses on almost all topics like work, love, sex, defeat, anxiety, death , etc. For every reader there is something. Sometimes the discourses appeared as if they were from Bhagavadgita like cycle of birth and death, duty and faith. Not the best of Paulo Coelho but still worth a read. Keep reading. :)

  2. Thanks for short and sweet review. I will surely read this book.

  3. Coelho done good job by writing this book for all age person like young to old people.


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