The Witch of Portobello
How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of who we are? That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho's profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. It is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who... show more
How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of who we are? That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho's profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. It is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all. Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way readers think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice.
Publish date: 2008
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 261
Edition language: English
كانت ستعجبني لو لم اقرأ لكويلو سابقا, الا ان قراءتي لروايته بريدا اشعرتني انني لازلت في نفس الرواية, بشكل عام الرواية جيدة, والنهاية سعيدة كعادة كويلو
This is a compelling work of fiction about a woman (Athena) born in Transylvania to a Romani mother who left her in an orphanage and was later adopted by a wealthy Lebanese couple and raised in London. It is one of those books that dig into the mysteries of the transcendental world and one that blen...
The Witch of Portobello is the first novel I have read by Paulo Coelho, and I completely understand why he has sold tens of millions of books worldwide. Additionally, I never want to read him ever again. See, Coelho is a master in the art of pseudo-philosophy. Rather than presenting an interestin...
This is my first Paulo Coelho, and perhaps it's not his best. It's a little too heavy-handed with the mother-goddess storyline, and never quite reconciles the witchy characters' apparent divinity with their human failings--they are arrogant and irritating, and we don't ever really get to see why the...
So being a reasonably intelligent person, I would expect that I would have learned my lesson before this, but apparently I did not. I read The Alchemist because it was so highly recommended and didn't like it and then I read Aleph because it was supposed to be non-fiction and I expected more, but I...
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