Storizen Magazine - - Book Review - @carv­ing­mem­ory @mem­o­rycarver @Meer­a_Menon_P

Ver­dict: “We don’t choose the things that hap­pen to us, but we can choose how we re­act to them.” Hip­pie, un­like his other books, loops mostly around ex­pe­ri­ences from the au­thor’s life. The story is nar­rated from a third per­son per­spec­tive. Ev­ery flip through the book re­veals that it is noth­ing less than a “lit­er­ary trav­el­ogue”. Paulo, mas­quer­aded as young skinny Brazil­ian, trans­port his read­ers to a bold and vi­brant era of hip­pies. Be­ing an avid Paulo Coelho reader, I per­son­ally missed the fairy dust of in­spi­ra­tion through­out the book. Even so, the book suc­ceeded to stand out from the rest of his nov­els, and to an ex­tent in giv­ing us a glimpse into his ex­pe­ri­ences. Flip­ping through the pages of ‘Hip­pie’, I could eas­ily let my mind go foot­loose rather than buck­ling it to the rec­tos as con­ven­tion de­mands! I had laid my hands on the trans­lated (English) ver­sion, which I would rate, a 3.5 on 5. An en­gi­neer by pro­fes­sion, Meera is deeply pas­sion­ate about blog­ging, art, and pho­tog­ra­phy. Her fo­cus is mainly on trav­el­ogues. Be­ing a folk­lorist in mak­ing, she goes about with a pur­pose of doc­u­ment­ing var­i­ous cul­tures. She is also an avid reader who en­joys the com­pany of good crime/mystery nov­els.

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