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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of whom we are?
That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho’s profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. It is the pottobello of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all. Published first published September To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about A Bruxa de Portobelloplease sign up. Sona S yes I liked this book. I really liked the book. But I couldn’t realize, is that a real woman? Are these people real? Sona S Athena’s attitude was very different from other normal woman. See all 5 questions about A Bruxa de Portobello….
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View all 7 comments. Recommended to Mykle by: Trapped for hours in an airport with nothing to read, my wife was further victimized by this remarkably bad book, one of five books available for sale in Portland International Airport at 2am. You can turn to any page and find a really hackneyed phrase.
Kahil Gibrain’s psuedo-religious drivel was at least poetic and brief by comparison. The story is supposed to be the voices of different people, but the Catholic priest, the Lebanese mother, the year old restaurant owner, are all utterly indis Trapped for hours in an airport with nothing to read, my wife was further victimized by this remarkably bad book, one of five books available for sale in Portland International Airport at 2am.
The story is supposed to be the voices of different people, but the Catholic priest, the Lebanese mother, the year old restaurant owner, are all utterly indistinct.
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. Maybe there’s some good advice in here, but you’d need to brux awake to absorb it.
Anybody could smoke dope near a tape recorder and write porrobello this deep. Even this review has taken more of your time than this book deserves. Preachy new age-y bullshit, with a distinct undertone of “I’m idealizing feminine qualities, so I can’t possibly be sexist” sexism. Seriously, one of his characters lists portoblelo female archetypes that women supposedly follow, portobwllo although he calls them the witch, the virgin, the martyr and the saint, it’s just that quote about how all roles for actresses are hookers, victims or doormats, with portobelllo thrown in for variety.
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. The use of various narrators is one of my favorite narrative devices, but it just falls flat in this; the “voices” don’t feel at all different. The “reveal” at the end was only surprising because it was dumb and unnecessary. None of the characters felt particularly developed. Oh, and the editor’s notes just insulted my intelligence.
If you refer to Dracula being the work of an Irishman who never visited Transylvania, I get that it’s Bram Stoker without being told, thanks. 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 could rant on like this for awhile, but basically, this is a preachy non-story that insults its readers intelligence. Bryxa left it on a plane with angry notes scrawled in the margins.
Not a great start to a new year of reading, but at least there’s no where to go but up. What a load of crap, this.!!! 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 portboello my life.
Being stubborn as I am, somehow managed to get through it and was left utterly dismayed and with a portonello bad taste in my mouth. View all 28 comments. This is not a novel — it’s a treatise. There is a character, Athena, that I never come to care about, and there is no plot. What IS there, you portonello Well, there’s an explication of a belief system.
That’s what this is. Most of the book is taken up in various bruxz talking to each other in the kind of philosophical conversations that normal people almost never have. Whenever you see a chat starting, buckle up. I couldn’t have been more disappointed, as I like Coelho most of the time. I This is not a novel — it’s a treatise. I just don’t like being the object of preaching.
I’ve enjoyed Paulo Coelho’s work before, but this is a very weak novel.
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. A phoned-in, whimper of a book.
A Bruxa de Portobello [The Witch of Portobello] : Paulo Coelho :
I decided to read this as part of a string of Paolo Coelho novels in a sort of marathon. This protobello the fourth in a row, and I must say the worst, by far. Not only is it absolutely pointless and riddled with repeated themes and brua tones, but it is also extremely boring. I’m amazed that I made bruxw to page before I decided to just skip pages to get to a more tangible part of porhobello resembles a plot, which this book lacks in the worst possible way.
Never once did I sympathize or care what happen I decided to read this as part of a string of Paolo Coelho novels in a sort of marathon. Never once did I sympathize or care what happened to Athena or Sherine or Hagia Sofia all one personand that is the worst flaw a book can contain.
Insult was added to injury when all the other characters weren’t any more significant to my senses. I am so disappointed in Coelho for this sub par work by an otherwise great portobrllo who really presents the human condition from within the characters he creates, but failed miserably in this work. Thanks to this horrible novel, this is protobello all I can take of Coelho for the time being I plan to read more of his books in the future, but for now, I’m done. Coelho probably believes that every human being has a divine essence that’s the same for everyone, because every single one of his POV characters has the same preachy voice explaining the same shitty philosophy in the same pompous manner.
In other words, the book is like a realistic landscape painted all in the same shade of red: 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 single one of his POV characters has the same preachy voice explaining the same shitty philosophy in the same pompous manner.
Just as that is no longer a “landscape”, but a red canvas, “The Witch of Portobello” does not brjxa many narrators, but a single, omniscient, omni-annoying one. The annoying portobello isn’t there to ee a story, but to explain a philosophy which sounds like a random New Age theory generator.
Bits and pieces don’t fit together? No matter, they’ll be put together anyhow! Moreover, Coelho’s philosophy doesn’t just fail to function, it’s also actively harmful.
A Bruxa de Portobello [The Witch of Portobello]
His portobell character is told, “Teach what you don’t know” – need I say more? In his quest to brux his literary universe into a homogeneous mass of love-power ditzes, Coelho also disregards whatever bits of culture and history he dislikes, starting with instating a dictator’s son in charge over the Romanian government erm, wut?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m as racist as the next person, but I think it’s kind bruza a given that gypsies are too realistic to believe in that sort of crap and too cunning to be overly impressed by naive belief.
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. It’s no good even for poking portoello at. I am a fan of Coelho’s novels. I have read Veronica decides to die, Adultery, and Eleven minutes. I learned so much from his books about having self strength and acceptance. The witch of portobello is different and harder to grasp. I do not recommend you to read this one if you’ve never read for Coelho.
Unless you are a fan of a unique sort of witches! I didn’t enjoy it or learn much from it. If you feel like you have too many brain cells and would wish to destroy half of them, read this book.
This book is beyond terrible. I’m gonna take 5 portobelllo 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. You’d think it would’ve been nice d a story from several different point of views, but it wasn’t.
I felt like Coelho overreached to try to sound too much of a s If you feel like you have too many brain cells and would wish to destroy half of them, read this book.
I felt pkrtobello Coelho overreached to try to sound too much of a specific type of “woman”.