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The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho

“In this extraordinary book, Coelho has the courage to ask awkward questions... and give surprising answers.”
— Daily Express (UK)

What would you do if one day a stranger offered you something you can't resist but only with one condition that is to have someone murdered? That's what happened to the inhabitants of a little town called Viscos. One day a stranger visited the town hoping to find the answer to the question: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? The stranger set up a plan in which he offers the villagers 11 gold bars which are buried somewhere in the woods but only if they agreed to have someone murdered before the week is over.

This book is another favourite of mine from Paulo Coelho along with The Alchemist. The concept of the story is quite simple but it is the message that the book is trying to present which is quite meaningful: which path would you follow? good or evil? In my opinion, we human beings determines whether we are good or evil because we have the choice to be good or evil. Although the story is simple ans quite short for me compared to his other novels The Zahir or The Alchemist but still very enjoyable to read. I've managed to finish this book in just one day so perhaps this book would be great reading while you are travelling on a plane or on a long journey.

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    Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

    "What's this?" Trying to sound casual, I point at the ad. "What's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince?"
    "That's the latest book," Garth, the other trainee, says. "It came out ages ago."
    I can't help gasping. "There's a sixth Harry Potter?"

    'When 28 year old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London Hospital, she's in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident - in a Mercedes no less - Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, 3 years to be exact, and she's about to find out just how much things have changed.

    Somehow Lexi went from a 25 year old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband - who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she...well, seems to be. That is, until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all. Suddenly Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance. Her new life, it turns out, comes complete with secrets, schemes, and intrigue. How on earth did all this happen? Will she ever remember? And what will happen when she does?' - book's summary.

    Imagine that you're so unlucky person, having a boyfriend who is a loser, a job that is not your dream job and never had a car. Not even an old beaten up Beetle car. Imagine that you slipped on a wet pavement one night, resulting into unconsciousness. Then, the next day you wake up and find out that you are married to a rich and good-looking man, a millionaire job and a Mercedes. Will you think that it's just a one nice dream? Well, not for Lexi. One of the most hilarious book I've read this year. I borrowed it from a cousin. I don't dare to buy it because I've never read any of Ms. Kinsella's books. Even the Shopaholic series.

    Do you know the 13 Going on 30 movie? Yep, it's something like that and the story line is almost the same too but this one is better than the movie. And no, this is not the book that Robert Pattinson act in. That's a different story.

    I already laugh at the first few pages until the end. The Harry Potter ads, the muffin present, and especially laughed out loud at the Mont Blanc! It's not a brand or anything, you have to read it to find out. So, Lexi went from being a girlfriend to the loser Dave to being a wife of a multimillionaire husband, Eric. But there's a catch, there's an architect guy that keeps saying that she loves him and cheated on her husband for him. But Lexi wouldn't believe it because she wouldn't do such things. That's what she thought...

    Not only did she 'cheated' on her husband, her friends hated her because she's being a b*tch after she got promoted in the company she works at. But behind all this, the Lexi of the 3 years have a mission to do and Lexi has to put pieces of her life together again and trying to find out what she missed out on the last 3 years. Rate?

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