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Brida: A Novel (P.S.) by Paulo Coelho
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Brida: A Novel (P.S.) (original 2008; edition 2009)

by Paulo Coelho

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Title:Brida: A Novel (P.S.)
Authors:Paulo Coelho
Info:Harper Perennial (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 256 pages
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Brida by Paulo Coelho (2008)

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more or less enjoying this book as i read it given that it had a different perspective and it had a lot of interesting commentary about developing your photographic memory. But it was also fairly unrealistic in terms of the love at first sight business. ( )
  ShiraDest | Mar 6, 2019 |
Brida is perhaps the first book I read of Paulo Coelho and not the much revered "The Alchemist" and I am glad I did so. The level of mysticism and paranormal suspense embedded in Brida is just right to make it engaging and the usual Coelho preachiness is on the lower-end making it a far more enjoyable read. Coelho's characters Wicca, Magus, and Brida are much deeply developed in this book than the characters in The Alchemist which makes this book a much more captivating narrative than the latter. There are some sections of Brida which I have read multiple times and perhaps will keep reading them for the rest of my life. ( )
  Varun.Sayal | Nov 15, 2018 |
Give in to the mysteries of the world and open your heart to love. That's what I got out of it at least. A magic journey of self discovery and perseverance to attain a goal/dream. I liked the concept of soul mates as a soul split in two, with which the encounter leads to wisdom and transformation instead of the cliche happily ever after scenario. ( )
  Deracine | Oct 15, 2018 |
A masterpiece. ( )
  yamiyoghurt | Jan 29, 2018 |
I just did not get into this novel. It is a "fantasy " novel and those are just not my thing. ( )
  Smits | Dec 18, 2017 |
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For N.D.L., who made the miracles happen, for Christina, who is one of those miracles, and for Brida
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'I want to learn about magic,' said the girl.
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True love allows each person to follow his or her own path aware that doing so can never drive them apart.
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Brida, a young Irish girl, has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her to trust in the goodness of the world, and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world. As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.

This enthralling novel incorporates themes that fans of Paulo Coelho will recognize and treasure. It is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spirituality from the master storyteller.

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The story of a young Irish girl who dives into sorcery and experiments with different magical traditions. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her about overcoming her fears and trusting in the goodness of the world; and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world, and how to pray to the moon. As she seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.… (more)

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