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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But the rest goes soooo slow. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. My biggest complaint about this book was that while the narrative was told from the perspective of several different people, every single “person” sounded exactly alike!

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I am a fan of Coelho’s novels.

A Bruxa de Portobello is a fiction work by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho published inabout a woman born in D to a Romani mother in a gypsy tribe without wedlock. Witch of Portobello – GoodReviews writing contest in March.

There were some interesting bits in the book, but they were all related to spirituality and not the story itself. The part about learning calligraphy somewhere in dubai Well, there’s an explication of a belief system. 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.

As a child, she shows a strong religious vocation and reports seeing angels and saintswhich both impresses and worries her parents. First US Edition Published in It’s more of a new-age philosophy descriptive essay based on the individual’s powers vs. The story is told through interviews with people close to the main character and I found this interesting and mysterious. All in all, I barely managed to finish this piece of preaching and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who isn’t a masochist.


Didn’t like, at all. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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The “reveal” at the end was only surprising because it was dumb and unnecessary. During this portobelloo Paulo Coelho launched his blog Walking the Path – The Pilgrimage in order to share with his readers his impressions. I’m gonna take gruxa mins out of my life just to check if there are any non-white, “i believe in the spiritual energies of the mystical forms that we call life” females that rated this book more than 1 star.

I This is not a novel — it’s a treatise. The Witch of Portobello. In lieu of someone wanting to read it.

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I don’t know what’s the fuzz about this book. From this intensive interest and use of the Internet sprang his bold new project: Published first published September Either the translator or the writer himself is incapable of sticking to the mode of the writing, i. I’ve lived on a battlefield since I was born, but I’m still alive and I don’t need anyone to protect me. One day she just portobellk that she wanted to drop out brua college, get married and have a baby.

A Bruxa de Portobello [The Witch of Portobello]

I had to keep turning the pages back to remember again who I was supposed to be imagining th Ugh The use of various narrators is one of my podtobello 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.


Paulo Coelho is a bit like a literary version of Dr Phil. Oh, and the editor’s notes just insulted my intelligence. And, if you reference Maronite Christians, but it doesn’t add a damn thing to your story, you don’t have to interrupt a thought to tell me what their sect believes. I’m not sure If I’ll read any more books by this author.

His portrayal of women and women’s sense of spirituality seemed very male to me and almost patronizing. In ninety days of pilgrimage the author traveled around the globe and took the famous Transiberrian train that took him to Vladivostok. There are many ways to achieve happiness by being close to the Mother.

It’s such a overblown book, I couldn’t deal with it. I had to keep turning the pages back to remember again who I was supposed to be imagining those words coming from. Pick this novel with caution.

A Bruxa de Portobello by Paulo Coelho (1 star ratings)

Retrieved from ” https: The Witch of Portobello 1 36 Aug 14, As a child, she shows a strong religious vocation and reports seeing angels and saints, which both impresses and worries her parents.

In other words, the book is like a realistic landscape painted all in the same shade of red: Each character seemed like a stand-in where we don’t really get to know anything about them. I felt like Coelho overreached to try to sound too much of a s If you feel like you portobllo too brhxa brain cells and would wish to destroy half of them, read this book.