The Witch of Portobello

This book is awesome. Never enjoying this much of Paulo Coelho's books. Not after "Zahir". Coelho writes it in a different style. It's about a mysterious girl, Sherine Khalil aka Athene aka Hagia Sofia. The story's told by the many people who knew her well-or hardly at all, such as: her adoptive mother, her birth mother, ex-husband, a journalist, an actress, etc.

Since the flow of the story is remarkably entertaining, I even not noticed the absence of Athena as the main character.

Athena is a Gypsy girl who is adopted by a Lebanese family. She's a restless person. She always wants more. She's not a kind of person who could get happy easily. It's too boring for her. She can't want only to love, because that's impossible. She wants to justify her life, to live it as intensely as possible.

Coelho's vivid portrayal of the characters and their development is brilliant. This is Coelho at his best.


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Have a nice day!

Aart August 23, 2008 at 9:00 PM  

owww..tidakkkkk *

beli dimana ? periplus or amazon ?
I hate Impor books..mahhhaaallll

*gigit jari*

najlazea August 25, 2008 at 2:18 PM  

beli di periplus, waktu itu ada program smua buku2 Coelho pake credit card HSBC disc 25%.

Echy tinggal di bandung ya? mau aku kirimin? or kalo pas ke jakarta, mampir ke tempat aku, ntar aku pinjemin, gemana???

echy August 27, 2008 at 8:13 PM  

how kind of you, thanks. but..this is coelho book's..secara I'm the huge fans of him. I hope periplus accept bni or abn ( i just cut my hsbc card) 25% souns good to me.