The Witch of Portobello
February 17, 2009 4:40am CST
Hello..? Does anybody out there ever read even a synopsis of this book by Paulo Coelho? I have a related post on this entitled "This is so sad.." I am looking forward to have at least a little chit-chat about this book and even here I can't find so this is really turning out sadder than i thought..*sigh*.. Or maybe because i posted it under an obscure interest..It was posted under that book title. So i tried here at the books section..anyway happy posting..
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17 Feb 09
well, I'm currently reading Dragonheart by Todd McCaffrey. There is one that I picked up, can't remember the name, but its a time travel book where a ship from the early part of WWII in the Pacific theater goes back in time. I do love time travel books. My current favorite time travel series is the "Island on the Sea of Time" books. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_in_the_Sea_of_Time
18 Feb 09
sounds great, though i haven't read any time travel books really, i find it interesting since i like the concept of time travel. one favorite movie with some time travelling in it is "somewhere in time" . familiar? it's the one with a similar piano piece and also one of my favorites to play.
17 Feb 09
now we have the same interest. i've done reading some of his books. my first born was Brida - i was intrigued by it because it was all about soul mate. then, my second one was The Devil and Miss Prymn - if this is to be made in a movie, i want keri russell to be the star. i don;t know why but she is the perfect miss prymm for me, =) next was The Witch of Portobello - what i noticed about the first three is that, paulo coelho has no boundaries when it comes to religion and cultures. and he uses simple words too that i never even bothered picking up a dictionary. =) simple writing. then the alchemist. my heart is not in this book that;s why after reading it, i didn;'t understand it at all. now, i am reading the zahir. i am still half way through it but it's getting interesting. =) my cousin has the "veronika decides to die" and when she's done with it, i'll borrow it from her. =)
18 Feb 09
woow. you are some paulo coelho fan, aren't you? haha..haven't heard Brida before but i think i also got intrigued by your post so i'll grab one after i finished reading the witch of portobello..then breaking dawn..then midnight sun..haha.. me i wanted the witch of portobello be made into a movie though i haven't had the slightest idea on who could play athena/sherine's part. i think it will be one exciting movie =) and as some would also comment, coelho writes in a universal language. but i also didn't understand the alchemist, i thought it was only me since most people give praises to it.
18 Feb 09
at least there's the two of us now so you are not alone. Brida is a good book. though i love how it ended but what i love the most is how coelho is -- a good explorer when it comes to beliefs. i think he has this fascination of the gypsies and other subject matters that are related to it. magic, for instance. as for twilight. i have all the ebooks. lol. but it would be painful to read all of them here in my pc. i have plans in printing them but a waste of ink. som aybe i'll just borrow books from my cousins (who are really a die hard). ahahaha!
2 Mar 09
yeah, and it also makes me wonder sometimes if coelho is an advocate of feminism because of his more than often attribution of God as a Mother and so a female..or when he points out the Mother, it is always as if a proper noun which makes her appear like a god/God. Or, he would be referring to Godesses like Isis. I also have all twilight ebooks and guess what, yep, i printed the first two books. HAHA