The Witch of Portobello

@lalapuff (290)
Philippines
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..
3 responses
@ElicBxn (61083)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I've never heard of it, but now I might look it up - after the 50 or so other books awaiting my attention....
@lalapuff (290)
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
hahaha..wow, quite a list =) well, what have you there? at least tell me the least and most probably that will ever get your A-10-Shun. lols. happy posting Ü
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@ElicBxn (61083)
• United States
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
@lalapuff (290)
• Philippines
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.
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• Philippines
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. =)
@lalapuff (290)
• Philippines
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.
• Philippines
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!
@lalapuff (290)
• Philippines
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
• India
17 Feb 09
yeah I have it.. but i havnt read it.. :D will do soon.. after my Grisham nook happy lotting and have a nice day
@lalapuff (290)
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
yey! c'mon read it, then let's talk about it on my other post, haha =D
• India
18 Feb 09
LOL ok :P
@lalapuff (290)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
haha i'll be waiting...hahaha =P