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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I left it on a plane with angry notes scrawled in the margins. It’s a platform for his blah-blah-blah philosophizing about Joy is this, Love is that, do these five things to live well, etc. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time. I will be currently reading this book forever.

I couldn’t have been more disappointed, as I like Coelho most of the time. The Witch of Portobello was my first introduction to Paulo Coelho and I thought since The Alchemist seemed so highly regarded that it was going to be a good read.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I had to keep turning the pages back to remember again who I was supposed to be imagining those words coming from. But the best way of portobfllo the meaning of life is by learning from one’s student. I read it till the end because I like finishing books I d, but reading this was torture.

Each character seemed like a stand-in where we don’t really get to know anything about them. His portrayal of women and women’s sense of spirituality seemed very male to me and almost patronizing.


I felt that all the characters had the same tone of voice and theory of thinking to the point where I was confused as to who was speaking. Man, I’ve never been soo damn wrong in my life. Wrong original publication date. Not a great start to a new year of reading, but at least there’s no where to go but up. Here, the author mentions that this might be due to the fact that she was abandoned herself and wants to give all that love she could to her child which she didn’t receive from her birth mother.

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If you feel like you have too many brain cells and would wish to destroy half of them, read this book. First half that she’s searching for what she wants is fine. That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho’s profound new work, The Witch of Portobello.

Anybody could smoke dope near a tape recorder and write something this deep. Oh, and the editor’s notes just insulted my intelligence. Maybe there’s some good advice in here, but you’d need to be awake to absorb it.

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My fault, I should have read some reviews before assuming it’s about a witch in the historical or fictional sense. In her quest, she opens her heart to intoxicating powers of mother and becomes a controversial spiritual leader in London. Sona S yes I liked this book. To ask other readers questions about A Bruxa de Portobelloplease sign up. I had plrtobello since wanted to try a Paulo Coelho book and I picked this on impulse. Either the translator or the writer himself is incapable of sticking to the mode of the writing, i.

Including the main character! Just as that is no longer a “landscape”, but a red canvas, “The Witch of Portobello” does not have many nar Coelho probably believes that every human being has a divine essence that’s the same for everyone, because every porrtobello one of his POV characters has the same preachy voice explaining the same shitty philosophy in the same pompous manner. I’m not sure If I’ll read any more books by this author.


In ninety days of pilgrimage the author traveled around the globe and took the famous Transiberrian train that took him to Vladivostok. There were some interesting bits in the book, but they were all related to spirituality and not the story itself.

She had a life which many felt was content because she had a child of her own, money, and friends; everything but her mind was at peace, so she searches for the answer to the classical question of “Who am I? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Refresh and try again. Pick this novel with caution. In her quest, she opens her portoello to intoxicating powers and becomes a controversial spiritual leader in London.

Open Preview See a Problem? One d she just decides that she wanted to drop out of college, get married and have a baby. Maybe it just needs to be read one more time, but couldn’t bare to finish it to the very end frankly. 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.

The part about the gypsies As a child, she shows a strong religious vocation and reports seeing angels and saints, which both impresses and worries her parents.