"A new tale of magical longing... Masterful."
-- SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"Spiritualists and wanderlusts will eagerly devour The Alchemist author’s fiery diatribes about love, fear, and the search for all things meaningful."
-- THE WASHINGTON POST
"Lost in Translation for the New Age set. . . . Paulo and Hilal find each other during a period of spiritual seeking."
-- THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
"...Another magical mystery tour from the always inspirational Paulo Coelho"
"Aleph is a book written by the soul, and for the soul."
-- CECILIA SAMARTIN, AUTHOR OF BROKEN PARADISE
"Vivid, captivating. . . . So engaging that readers will not want to put it down for even a fraction of a second. As the author sets out on his journey, the reader gets the sense that, he too, is embarking on the same voyage."
-- THE INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE
"[A] chimerical tale ... There’s no better author to serve such a work than Coelho."
-- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Enigmatic ... An illuminating book"
-- THE NATIONAL
"Borges set the standard that Coelho capably upholds. . . . Coelho the writer is both discerning and revealing of Coelho the protagonist, whose enthusiasms we share."
-- THE WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT REVIEW
"A quite impressive novel."
-- SABAH NEWSPAPER; TURKEY
"Aleph. A surprisingly honest story."
-- TRUD, BULGARIA
"Aleph, is surpringly personal. Again a great and beautiful book."
-- LIBELLE, THE NETHERLANDS
"ALEPH is Coelho's best book ever ... the book exudes purity, simplicity and sincerity."
-- HAPPINEZ, THE NETHERLANDS
"Coelho takes his train forward. He is a skilled writer who can keep the reader in his grip. Coelho’s brand, encouraging us to believe in our own dreams, can be found in this story also. Once at the terminal station, the main character has found his passion. It feels like the author Coelho has found his way back to his readers"
-- AAMULEHTI, FINLAND
"A novel coming from true experience, always playing with reality: an edge that the author enjoys to cross forward and backward, an art in which Coelho has always shown his mastery."
-- CORRIERE DELLA SERA, ITALY
"Alef is - apart from that and despite everything else - also a book about need and art of forgiving, forgiving oneself and the others. That is - in itself - nice, commendable and real."
-- ILITERATURA.CZ, CZECH REPUBLIC