depth. I found this book to be a great question. Suffice it to say they both survive. The Witch of Portobello is one example of this. Very slow. I saw many women in my life in Athena (the protagonist), including myself. RELIGIOUS FICTION Her parents loved her so much, but sometimes, they do not know how to deal with her. Create a Beautiful Life. I needed to remind myself that this is fiction.. even though most of the sentences struck my heart. The Witch in question is the protagonist of the piece, but we never meet her first hand. Recommendations: If you love Paulo Coelho’s writings then this Your email address will not be published. Heather Morris Coelho (The Devil and Miss Prym, 2006, etc.) How many birds did you see? Based on real people and events, this debut novel follows Lale Sokolov, a young Slovakian Jew sent to Auschwitz in 1942. Pages: 323. In 1944, just ahead of the arrival of Russian troops, Lale and Gita separately leave the concentration camp and experience harrowingly close calls. In the camp, 16-year-old Cecilia "Cilka" Klein—one of the Jewish prisoners introduced in Tattooist—was forced to become the mistress of two Nazi commandants. Paulo Coelho Cilka also begins to feel the stirrings of romantic love for Alexandr, a fellow prisoner. Though a few, by which I mean 2-3 things did make sense, one of them was introduced to you in the start of the article. The Russians accuse her of collaborating—they also think she might be a spy—and send her to the Vorkuta Gulag in Siberia. Her vibes, her Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window). Travel? Book review : The Witch of Portobello, Paulo Coelho. Athena wants to have a life of meaning and excel as best she can, but like most of us, she tries to be meaningful through the standards and expectations of society, then through the ideals or assumptions of those around her. And, if you are reading this sentence after a few seconds on thinking what was just said above, you know, what you need to do; grab a copy of the book “The Witch of Portobello” for yourself. by Paulo Coelho & translated by Margaret Jull Costa ‧ RELEASE DATE: May 22, 2007. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. But, maybe, that’s how Coelho wanted it. ; I love The Witch of Portobello because it depicted a woman in all her authority, all her glory, and all her doom. So where did that thought come from? Paulo Coelho had garnered a lot of goodwill for his book “The Witch of Portobello”, and it was one of the prioritized book on my ‘book read list.’ I didn’t keep the book down until I finished it, for the sure reason that I loved it, pseudo-philosophy is a philosophy which I ‘love to read.’ And the abstract ideas made absolute sense in the psychological world. ( Log Out /  I love reading books, listening to music for almost everything, and cannot start my day with (at least) one cup of coffee. Retrieve credentials. It is through different The choice of words used and significance reference are over powering. Plot: Athena was an adopted child. book, she is liked by so many, and yet hated by many. Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2019. Move to the Province. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. 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I enjoy days spent with her. in a bank, the time when she learned calligraphy in Dubai. And if she succeeded in this endeavor, then she must be a witch because (according to common thought) such action is impossible; especially by a woman. I like him because he pushes people’s religious, metaphysical, and spiritual buttons with his books. Part of what draws the reader in is the story itself and part is the very unique way it is written. ( Log Out /  Change ). translated by Meanwhile, despite overwhelming odds, Lale and Gita are able to meet privately from time to time and become lovers.