Eleven Minutes - Paulo Coelho

Eleven Minutes

By Paulo Coelho

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 360 Ratings


Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . ." A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness -- sexual pleasure for its own sake -- or risking everything to find her own "inner light" and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.


  • A must read.

    By Senafeseattle
    I loved it.
  • Coelho is a genius

    By Serene-serenity
    So hard to put it down. This book is the realization that although things are not perfect is never too late to go on and do what your hearts tells you to do. This is book is real. This book is magic. Thank you, Coelho.
  • Eleven minutes

    By DereckCamacho
    Brutally honest dive into the world of temptation and the battle of separation of body and soul, sex and love, touch and intimacy that will educate all.
  • Not what I expected

    By Apcquijote
    Fairy tale situations. No girl at twenty two can understand love, behave as she did and capture the admiration from this man. Paulo, is begining to do so at his age...
  • Fantastic

    By Tsehaithenurse
    I love this book. Paulo is brilliant. A must read. It's such a wonderful story.
  • Great story

    By Dgitau
    This was one of my favourite book by paulo.
  • My favorite by Paulo C.

    By Diana Hernandez
    I first heard of Paulo in high school when we were reading 'the Alchemist'. I enjoyed it and wanted to explore more books by him. I bought 'Brida' but after the first chapter I pretty knew what was going to happen so fail. Then on iTunes I bought 'By the River I Sat Down & Wept' never finished it because I got hooked on to 'Eleven Minutes'. It's so live I feel like I'm right there with Maria. Truly an amazing book. Thank you Paulo :)
  • Captivating and Well Written

    By SamRazzleberry
    My first Paulo Coehlo book. Now I'm hooked.
  • Hwaila

    By iFaisallah
    Basically one of the nicest books. For Paulo Coelho and in general. It's the first book I bought in the iTunes Store. It was purchased on my iPhone. Felt the urge to buy an iPad back then. That was like a year ago. Now I finally got an iPad. Worth a read on it again and to take notes is the best. Going back to the book itself. Personally I thought it was the best girly book so far. Yet it speaks to every man as well. Haven't met anyone saying otherwise.
  • Awesome

    By Veromjp
    Paolo just get Neyer and better, love the story!