Adultery, by Paolo Coelho – A Review

I had Adultery on my book shelf for a while before I was able to get to it. But with the anticipation of a new take on an old tale – a woman who has everything finds herself somehow unfulfilled and bored by her life and engages in an affair – I knew I wanted to read it. Adultery promises an existential exploration of the psyche of a depressed person who is desperate to bring passion into her life, and while that does come through (with nods to Schopenhauer and other philosophers), I was left wanting something at the end of the novel, some form of satisfaction that, for me, remained missing.

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