I think this book is the best one written by Coelho.
I read this before the Alchemist and I still think that The Witch of Portobello is much more interesting, better written and very intense. I must read.
it was gd...except the last few pages! it seems that the ending has gone too far, it doesnt need to end in this over-dramatic way
..."Instead of trying to prove you're better than you think, just laugh. Laugh at your worries and insecurities. View your anxieties with humor. It will be difficult at first, but you'll gradually get used to do it."...
"An old friend of mine always says: People learn twenty-five per cent from their teacher,
twenty-five per cent from listening to themselves, twenty-five per cent from their friends and twenty-five per cent from time."
If there's a thing Coelho's books let you do after you turned the last page is think. Think about yourself, your environment and your expectations about life.
This is a true journey. Very nice.