Hello Sudha ! Dear Sudha, After reading your mail, I could'nt wait - I just rushed to the library & got The Zahir. I am just half way through The Alchemist ! Sudha, I am no student of literature & admit that i am incompetent to review books in a forum where literary people frequent ! I could just finsh 100 pages & re & re read the line that a very simple thing in married life is,in order to dicover your spouse, you must first discover yourself ! i found that line very profound & I feel sometimes in real life, our priorities are all wrong ! Well, I just finished Robin Sharma's Monk who sold the ferrari & Who will cry When I die . Now, Sudha, don't ask me to review them - I just loved those books, too much ! Probably you think I have a queer taste, no problem - that is what I am ! Thanks for writing to me - I am so happy ! Love & regards, Chithra.