November 28, 2010

Are you happy?

I recently finished the new book "Hector's Search for Happiness" by the French psychiatrist Francois Lelord. The book follows a psychiatrist's, Hector, journey to find what makes people happy. By the end of the book he is closer to understanding the meaning of "happiness". I had a few aggravations with this book. On the back a reviewer compared this book to Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist". I want to slap that person in the face. "The Alchemist" is what I would consider a literary artwork. Comparing the two, makes me think they didn't read one of the books. But I digress the other aggravation I had was that the book read like a children's book. It feels like when the author wrote it he wrote it as if a child were to read it. At this point you might think I didn't like this book, quite the opposite. I really enjoyed this book, I would recommend it to people who like to better themselves. After the first chapter I completely forgot about the way it read and more about the story itself. All in all it has a good message that is often forgotten in today's society.

I give it a 3.5 out of 5

1 comment:

  1. sounds intriguing. So many books on my must read list!