A Bruxa de Portobello has ratings and reviews. Huda said: ونجح باولو كويلو في أن يجعلني أعطي نجمة واحدة لكتاب يمجد قداسة الأنثى-_-الرواي. Na obra de Paulo Coelho não faltam personagens fortes. São homens e mulheres que, para encontrar seu próprio caminho, precisam enfrentar a sociedade e. : A Bruxa De Portobello () by Paulo Coelho and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at.

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Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. Retrieved from ” https: Frankly, I didn’t like it.

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The only thing I liked about this book was that Athena shared my first name. Return to Book Page.

Works by Paulo Coelho. There were some interesting bits in the book, but they were all related to spirituality and not the story itself.

Maybe there’s some good advice in here, but you’d need to be awake to absorb it. The use of various narrators is one of my favorite narrative devices, but i Preachy new age-y bullshit, with a distinct undertone of “I’m idealizing feminine qualities, so I can’t possibly be sexist” sexism.

Preachy new age-y bullshit, with a distinct undertone of dr idealizing feminine qualities, so I can’t possibly be sexist” sexism. As a child, she shows a strong religious vocation and reports seeing angels and saints, which both impresses and worries her parents.

What IS there, you ask? A Bruxa de Portobello is a fiction work by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho published inabout a woman born in Transylvania to a Romani mother in a gypsy tribe without wedlock. Not a great start to a new year of reading, but at least there’s no where to go but up. I plan to read more of his books in the future, but for now, I’m done.


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I had long since wanted to try a Paulo Coelho book and I picked this on impulse. Man, I’ve never been soo damn wrong in my life.

View all 28 comments. Trapped for hours in an airport with nothing to read, my wife was further victimized by this remarkably portobeplo book, one of five books available for sale in Portland International Airport at 2am.

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I could rant on like this for awhile, but basically, this is a preachy non-story that insults its readers intelligence. Paulo Coelho is a bit like a literary version of Dr Phil. A teacher can only make us aware of our capabilities but finding the right path is up to the student. Published first published September This page was last edited on 26 Juneat I admit that I am easily creeped out by the kind of leaky spirituality that this book revolves around, but beyond that, the writing for female characters is god-awful and the mystic quest that the protagonist is on is laughable.

The mystery of the compiler of all the separate accounts, once revealed, escaped being predictable by being stupid. I just didn’t get it. Are these people real?

I didn’t enjoy it or learn much from it. I am so disappointed in Coelho for this sub par work by an otherwise great writer who really presents the human condition from within the characters he creates, but failed miserably in this work. Moreover, Coelho’s philosophy doesn’t just fail to function, it’s also actively harmful.

That’s what portobelpo is. Witch of Portobello – GoodReviews writing contest in March. That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho’s profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. The work also expounds a selection of philosophies, which bear a certain degree of similarity to Coelho’s teachings from previous novels and carry the characteristic imprint of his own ideas, as well as a citation regarding the ephemeral nature of desires, which appears in most of Coelho’s novels.


Want poftobello Read Currently Reading Read. I ended up, however, really disliking this book. Lists with This Book. As a child, she shows a strong r The reason this is a one-star is because there’s not really a story here. I now know that I’d never be able to read anything by Paulo Coelho, because he had based himself in my mind by his attempt to write a novel so shallow.

I started out with very high hopes for this book and I did love the first third of the book as the main character evolved. See all 5 questions about A Bruxa de Portobello…. Insult was added to injury when all the other characters weren’t any more significant to my senses. How she ended up that way creates brkxa intrigue sustaining the book. It took me 9 months to make it halfway through and I tried really hard to plug away, but it has no point, that I could figure out. Don’t get me wrong, I’m as racist as the next person, but I think it’s kind of a given that gypsies are too realistic to believe in that sort of crap and too cunning to be overly impressed by naive belief.