The Zahir was the first book by Paulo Coelho that I read, and it marked the beginning of my love affair with anything Coelho’s. His stories felt familiar and many times I experienced a deja vu moments whilst getting lost in his story telling. I love his simple words and thought provoking ideas- they are fresh and inspiring without being sugar-coated. Among all his bestsellers, I can’t part with the collection of reflections and stories that were carefully selected by the author himself called Like the Flowing River. Always a great read for those dreary days when nothing seems right.