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Brida — Paulo Coelho


A book that likewise tackles the same quandary as that of the Andalusian shepherd, which is in search of a bigger purpose in life, majority of the reading populace who has already dived into this Paulo Coelho masterpiece will be in complete accord that it was languidly paced and considerably lacked the effervescent radiance of The Alchemist.

The nitty-gritty details surrounding the Tradition of the Sun and the Tradition of the Moon were left loosely hanging—they were hardly explained at all.

Too bad it was really interesting—what with the premise and all, especially since one of the authors I dearly look up to is Mr. Coelho. The relevant messages not only concerning the traditions but about love and a higher purpose in life were personally gripping. They were those messages that will certainly impinge into your soul and may or may not deliver a different outlook in life.

But to further supplement the beforehand complaints, I would’ve preferred to catch a kaleidoscopic glimpse into the characters (they weren’t fleshed out vividly, even the main character herself was lackluster) and the traditions so interestingly introduced.

Nevertheless, a noteworthy premise and a beautiful prose were enough elements, as for me (since I’m biased *winks*), for a fairly acceptable read.


Rating: ★★★✰✰

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