Friday, March 6, 2015

The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho




This was the first book I’ve read from the Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. I picked this up when I was in London.


A good thing about reading something where the setting is in a place where you live is that it’s easier to relate to the places mentioned in the book.

As you may probably know from the previous books I reviewed, I always tend to read chicklits or young adults genre.  I just find it easy to read and understand. I did not know what to expect from Paulo Coelho and after reading this first novel I was positively surprised to how entertaining his work is.

Paulo Coelho wrote The Witch of Portobello in such a way that you would think it is real. Call me crazy but I actually googled the characters in the hope of finding them online! I know I’m naïve. The story is fiction and so are the characters. This book was that well written that you would actually think it’s not fiction.

The Witch of Portobello is about Athena who was born out of wedlock from Transylvania to a Romani gypsy mother. She was abandoned by her birth mother and adopted by a wealthy Lebanese couple.

The story started when Athena died and a member of the Scotland Yard interviewed all the people who knew Athena to investigate her death.  The whole story was based on the interview in a narrative form.

The Witch of Portobello is about feminism, religion, and mother nature. 

I highly recommend picking this up. It is very well written and would make you think about things differently.


Also, don't forget to check out the other books I have reviewed so far here and there are still more to come so come back regularly for more of my recommendations.
 
Are you familiar with the works of Paulo Coelho? Have you read TheWitch of Portobello? Which book are you currently reading or would love to read?

Let us know.

Lots of love,

Jo xoxo

6 comments:

  1. I haven't read this yet, but I really like Paulo Coelho's quotes, they're always so wise and inspiring. Curently, I'm reading "Elsewhere" written by Gabrielle Zevin and it's really moving. Moreover, I practise and improve my English, because I'm Polish in general :)

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  2. I've read other books of the author, but didn't know this one. Thanks for showing, it surely is worth being read!!

    Rosa
    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com

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  3. No idea about this book at all so thank you for the recommendation. I recently started reading again so will keep this in my book list.


    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  4. Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite authors, thanks for sharing this!

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  5. I've heard of this author before but haven't actually read anything by him. As I've been getting more into reading again and fairly enjoy books that make you reconsider some of your thoughts, I might want to give this one a read! :)


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  6. Paulo Coelho is amazing author. All his novels are great. I had read the "The Witch of Portobello" and "11 Minutes" last year.
    Melinda
    www.croydoncleanerslondon.co.uk

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