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Brida

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I thought this book was very entertaining

When I saw this book, it literally just grabbed my attention, and once I started reading it I just couldn't put it down. I was intrigued by all the soul searching Brida had to do and felt a kind of kinship to her as she discovered who she truly was.

posted by Anonymous on July 30, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

There is always something to be learned from Coehlo

As an avid reader of Coehlo, I couldn't wait for Brida to be translated to English. Brida is an immature character who experiences much growth and change through out the book both with Wicca and Magus. Many of the secrets of the universe she learns are passed onto the...
As an avid reader of Coehlo, I couldn't wait for Brida to be translated to English. Brida is an immature character who experiences much growth and change through out the book both with Wicca and Magus. Many of the secrets of the universe she learns are passed onto the audience simultaneously. While I am always impressed by the mysticism and knowledge Coehlo is able to bequeath his readers, this novel seemed to lack the story development that all his other novels have. His novels Eleven Minutes, Veronika Decides to Die, The Devil and Miss Pryn, The Alchemist, The Fifth Mountain, etc...all have beautiful mystical qualities about them as well as stories that live on in my mind. Brida felt almost as though I was reading a guide to the Wiccan tradition. Her story didn't matter to me like his other character's stories still do. Brida is not without merit, though

posted by Anonymous on July 21, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2008

    There is always something to be learned from Coehlo

    As an avid reader of Coehlo, I couldn't wait for Brida to be translated to English. Brida is an immature character who experiences much growth and change through out the book both with Wicca and Magus. Many of the secrets of the universe she learns are passed onto the audience simultaneously. While I am always impressed by the mysticism and knowledge Coehlo is able to bequeath his readers, this novel seemed to lack the story development that all his other novels have. His novels Eleven Minutes, Veronika Decides to Die, The Devil and Miss Pryn, The Alchemist, The Fifth Mountain, etc...all have beautiful mystical qualities about them as well as stories that live on in my mind. Brida felt almost as though I was reading a guide to the Wiccan tradition. Her story didn't matter to me like his other character's stories still do. Brida is not without merit, though

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2011

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    It was just okay

    Wasn't really captured by the tale, though I thought I would be. It was just okay. I found it kind of boring and hard to get through at times. I kind of had to force myself to finish it just to feel that I had not wasted money buying it (though I still have buyer's remorse).

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    Not his worst but definitely not his best!

    I am a big fan of the writing style of Paulo Coehlo. This book did not take me exactly where I wanted to go. It fell a little flat. Some part of me feels that if I were able to understand Portugeuse then I would of enjoyed the book more than the 'translated to English by somebody other than Paulo' version.

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