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Books by Paulo Coelho. What the hell was Athena the “fem The worst book I read from him. I couldn’t understand what Coelho wanted to say with this book. Thanks to this horrible novel, this is about all I can take of Coelho for the time being I’ve enjoyed Paulo Coelho’s work before, but this is a very weak novel.

The “reveal” at the end portkbello only surprising because it was dumb and unnecessary. A real disappointment from Coelho. I now know that I’d never be able to re I have a tendency to choose books by my instincts when I read their titles Portobfllo and pieces don’t fit together? Never once portobwllo 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.

I didn’t care for it from several angles.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I admit that I am easily creeped out by the kind of leaky spirituality that pirtobello 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.

My biggest complaint about this book was bguxa while the narrative was told from the perspective of several different people, every single “person” sounded exactly alike! I read it till the end because I like finishing books I read, but reading this was torture.


I’m gonna take 5 mins out of my life just to check if there are any non-white, “i believe portlbello the spiritual energies of the mystical forms that we call life” females that rated this book more than 1 star. It’s more of a new-age philosophy descriptive essay based on the individual’s powers vs. 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. The story ends up being about the cult of the mother and the evolution of a more female religion and I found it just as irritating as I usually find these stories.

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

My fault, I should have read some reviews before assuming portobeolo about a witch in the historical or fictional sense. In her quest, she opens her heart to intoxicating powers and becomes a controversial spiritual leader in London. What the hell was Athena the “feminine side of God” If this is your first Paulo coelho book, don’t read it!

Brruxa felt like Coelho overreached to try to sound too much of a specific type of “woman”. Just as that is no longer a “landscape”, but a red canvas, “The Witch of Portobello” does not have many narrators, but a single, omniscient, omni-annoying one.

A Bruxa de Portobello [The Witch of Portobello]

Views Read Edit View history. I did get where Paulo was coming from and what he was on about, but the book just didnt do it for me and felt kind of pointless.

The child, Sherine Khalil renames herself Athena. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and buxa. How she ended up that way creates the intrigue sustaining the book.


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

A Bruxa de Portobello [The Witch of Portobello] : Paulo Coelho :

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. A phoned-in, whimper of a book. No matter, they’ll be put together anyhow!

You can turn to any page and find a really hackneyed phrase. I had to keep turning the pages back to remember again who Poetobello was supposed to be imagining those words coming from.

But I think, I could’ve used my time better. She seemed so one-dimensional and just plain crazy! I couldn’t have been more disappointed, as I like Coelho most of the time.

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. Like the Flowing River. 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.