Book Reviews of The Witch of Portobello

The Witch of Portobello
The Witch of Portobello
Author: Paulo Coelho
ISBN-13: 9780061338809
ISBN-10: 006133880X
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
The story is engaging and the wording is exquisite at times, but it was a chore and ultimately, an annoyance, to read this book. I did not "like" many of the characters, especially the main ones. It was pounding you over the head with its excessive use of spiratulism/sacrifice,"mother" worship, etc.
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A very good "spiritual" read.
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This is the best book of his so far and I have read all of them.
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I liked this book better than The Alchemist. This storyline was engaging without being too "heady".
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Athena, abandoned as a child, seeks her birth mother: a Romanian gypsy. In the vein of The Alchemist, this is another of is pseudo-religious psychological novels. He will bring you deeply into the realm of the "Great Mother", of the parochialism of racial and spiritual bias, and of the fanaticism of radical minorities.
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Coelho is a genius!
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This book was okay. I'm still not sure what to think of it. It was a little to philosophical and wispy (for lack of a better term) for me at times... Despite that, the ending was really great.
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I did not enjoy reading this as I found it to be a bit silly. Loaded with loosely connected New Age jargon, dripping with a very vague sort of semi-philosophy about something or other -- Hey, somebody must have liked it, but I do not plan to read this author again.
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Pulo Coelho does it again!
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A grown up story sometimes beautifully composed. Well worth reading.