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Literary Sara

What I've been reading on the trolley. 

Currently reading

Salt Fish Girl: A Novel
Larissa Lai
A Place of Greater Safety
Hilary Mantel
Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career
Elizabeth Hyde Stevens
Moby Dick: or, the White Whale
Herman Melville

I think I've read this book before. . .

The Witch Of Portobello - Paulo Coelho

This is my first Paulo Coelho, and perhaps it's not his best. It's a little too heavy-handed with the mother-goddess storyline, and never quite reconciles the witchy characters' apparent divinity with their human failings--they are arrogant and irritating, and we don't ever really get to see why the other characters fall so hard for them. It somehow appears to borrow the magical gypsy characters from The Historian and a plot twist worthy of M. NIght Shyamalan.


That said, I blew through this book. It had a good pace and good enough storytelling to keep me engaged. Besides, I'd love to think that dancing out of rhythm opens up the path to divinity. I do it all the time.