‘Adultery’ by Paulo Coelho

Book Talk by Ms Poorna Jayalal.


‘Adultery’ by Paulo Coelho

Image result for book Adultery‘Adultery’ is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. It is the sixteenth major book by Coelho, and touches on the theme of adultery. This novel follows the story of a woman – Linda,  who faced with the monotony of her life, unexpectedly reconnects with her high school ex-boyfriend.

The novel’s protagonist, Linda around her thirties begins to question the routine and predictability of her days.  In everybody’s eyes, she has a perfect life, a solid and stable marriage, a loving husband, sweet & well-behaved children and a job as a journalist she can’t complain about.  However, she can no longer bear the necessary effort to fake happiness when all she feels in life is an enormous apathy, boredom and depression.  All that changes when she encounters the ex-boyfriend, Jacob from her adolescence.  Jacob is now a successful politician and he, during an interview, ends up arousing something in her she hadn’t felt for a long time: passion.

‘Adultery’ is provocative & explores the question of what it means to live life fully & happily, finding the balance between life’s routine & desire for something new.  I prefer that all of you have a go at it.

Reviewed by Ms Poorna jayalal

‘Percy Jackson and the battle of labyrinth’ by Rick Riordan

Image result for Percy Jackson and the battle of labyrinthThis story is about a boy whose name is Percy Jackson.

The story starts with Percy attending freshman orientation, at Goode high schooland founds that he had to fight two empousai with the help ofa mortal girl named as Rachel Elizabeth dare and goes to Annabeth who is annoyed with him in the company with a mortal girl. When they reach camp, Percy also encounters a middle-aged demigod named Quintus, who is the new sword instructor of camp half-blood.

Annabeth and Percy accidentally find an entrance into the labyrinth. Chiron holds a council of war, and it is revealed that Annabeth and Clarisse have been working together under the suspicion that Luke plans to use this door as an invasion route. To do so, he will use princess Ariadne’s magical string, which is assumed to be in the possession of the ancient inventor  Daedalus. Annabeth is given leadership of the quest to stop him, and chooses Grover, Percy, and Tyson to accompany her and the friends starts their adventure

I liked this novel and recommend this novel to those who love adventure and I give  4 / 5 points for this novel and wish all of you read this review  and also read this story ‘Percy Jackson and the battle of labyrinth’.

Reviewed by Aleena Marry Ebby

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