我可以老老實實同大家講, 我絕對唔係個鐘意睇書嘅人, 小說太多字唔在講, 長篇漫畫太多頁其實我都冇耐性睇晒.. 所以以前老師問我嗜好係咩, 我答閱讀其實係有欺騙成份囉, 哈哈!! 不過最近睇緊一本書, 應該算係短篇小說, 朋友飛びたい豚極力推薦嘅呢本《Eleven Minutes 》(十一分鐘).. 用咗我三四個月嘅時間, 今日終於畀我啃晒成本書喇, 忽然覺得好有成就感.. 該燴咯, 其實人家最多咪三四日就可以搞掂??
作者Paulo Coelho係根據一名妓女嘅真實故事而編寫嘅呢本書, 講述女主角瑪利亞點樣由一個巴西小鎮村姑, 渴望到大城市見識世界賺錢養家, 結果漂洋過海到咗瑞士從事賣身事業, 看盡天下男人世態炎涼, 最後(經過多次情傷)終於覓到真愛, 而家係細兩個小朋友嘅媽咪喇.. 幾鐘意作者嘅文筆同寫作手法, 用詞簡單直接又真實, 所以我睇得毫無壓力, 而且都相當enjoy.. 故事裡頭當然走唔甩需要描寫到性愛情慾, 不過我覺得作者呢點處理得很好, 真係劇情需要而且一啲都唔低俗..
點解點題叫做十一分鐘呢?? 因為以一個妓女嘅經驗, 佢發覺平均每個顧客都係用咗十一分鐘就完事, 由尋求快感到達到目的, 前序裡頭有一段專門解釋.. 呢本書我覺得唔錯, 大家不妨睇睇架..i can be very frank to tell that i am not a reading fans, not to mention novels with tons of words, in fact even long comics with long stories are of a challenge to my patience.. so when my teachers asked what was my hobby and i answered reading, you know that was something not really truthful, haha!! anyway, have been reading a book recently, a short one i supposed, strongly recommended by a friend 飛びたい豚 (literally, the pig dreaming of flying), titled "Eleven Minutes".. i've spent about four months on the book and finally i managed to finish it today, and suddenly am so proud of myself for making it.. well, but that's very embarrassing though as people would have spent the most four days to finish it, you see!!
the author Paulo Coelho has written the book based on the true story of a prostitute named Maria, on how the little girl from a small town in Brazil, dreaming of going to big cities to see the world and to earn more money to help the family, but ended up as a prostitute in Switzerland, having seen all kinds of men and all kinds of things, anyway lucky enough to find her true love (after being hurt so many times) and now a mum of two lovely children.. i do like the way the author wrote the book, he did not use pompous words but indeed used simple words and straight forward approach and honest way to tell the story, hence i actually find it effortless and really enjoyed the reading.. and inevitably there are love and sexual scenes he described in the story, but i really didn't find them disgusting or low class as i think he handled this quite well..
you might ask why "Eleven Minutes" then?? it is explained in the forewords that, from the observation of a prostitute, her customers in average spent only 11 minutes to get things done from the search of excitement to the fulfillment of their excitement.. i would think this is quite a nice book to read on, perhaps you can have a go on it..