Paulo Coelho: The Way of the Bow

From the best selling author Paulo Coelho, the man behind the The Alchemist and Veronika Decides to Die comes yet another soulful story published last 2008. The Way of the Bow, centers around the story of Tetsuya, the best archer in the country, who conveys his teachings to a boy in his village. Unlike his other works, Coelho's writing here was surprisingly Japanese in style - similar to a master giving advice to an apprentice. He showed a deep knowledge about archery (including its technical aspect), and used it as a metaphor to convey teachings on work, overcoming difficulties, steadfastness and courage to take risky decisions.