May 24, 2008 § 14 Comments
translated by Margaret Jull Costa.
A book on the tradition on the moon and the sun(concentrating more on the former),it is the tale of a 21 year girl who wants to learn magic.The book travels through each one’s personal gift,the ways in which the tradition of the moon magnifies it ,the link between the physical world and the magic world and recognizing our soulmates.
Brida learns that she is witch.She learns the various exercises of the witches.She understands the past and the beauty of the world as she moves towards being initiated as a witch.
The book is a collection of knowledge and experience,without one the other has no use.The book has a meditative and a poetic rhythm,the vibrations of which you can feel even after you finished the book.Frankly, I am struggling to write this review,because there is just too much to tell and to compress the beauty is not possible,not even a photograph can express it.The emotions are so true and raw that,identification with the character is so easy.Like all of Paulo’s work,you can see and feel the same experience as the author.Though I have used it many a time-mesmerizing is the word.There were many analogies between the Indian stories and the book.Truth is simple and that is what makes it complicated,the book was like an reassurance that my country’s belief hold good the truth,it is just that we fail to see what is in front of our eyes.
I am left with a feeling that reality is something we all seek in this mortal world.Love,life,living,passion,mystery,history,story,magic,music,rhythm,beauty,infinity is the simplest way to summaries it.
i wanna read this bookkkkkkkkk!!!!!! 😦
nt just this book, all his works……..
I like this book.. and suggest must read it..
I think I’ll have a read of this book myself, too. Thanks 🙂
@rekha: lol..i have almost all of his books 🙂
@pr3rna: its a must read 🙂
Keep it in safe
else there is a chance for robbery in ur house
i want to read this book too.
i liked all his other books.
@rekha: lol k 🙂
hey, wow, u’ve read this book already… I’ve been wanting to…
also in line is jeffrey archer’s latest release….
Hey its nice book. But Those who gone throgh Alchemist ,they “may” feel another type of presentation of the same story.
Alchemist is the top, it s the essence of this author, all the rest are appendix lol
the book speaks deeply on love and the only book i read that gives me the hope that not having someone as your own is a beauty on its own, not a curse or a pain but a treasure you can keep forever
Im an ardent fan of Coehlo…. and i wish to read all his books…. and especially this one as I’ve recently read “The witch of Portobello”…. the themes seem to clash a bit…..
Neways…. Coehlo remains an undisputed writer… of all ages been and yet to come…
i read this book.. found so many of my own beliefs that i follow since childhood find a resonance in it… is it me alone or is this an indian thing.. its what all the faiths talk…
I adore Brida…great book which leave us to wonder about our personal life on some other level,much deeper and more passionate…..