Ashok posted a review at 2009-08-01 07:28:45.
Such a nice work from Paulo, where he analyzes the eternal battle between Good and Evil, through the two characters, Ms.Prym and the Stranger.
All of us know that man is neither essentially good or bad and how he reacts to a particular challenge and how he makes a choice at a particular juncture are what make him good or bad. And all of us know that there is always a battle going on between good and evil in our own minds. As usual, Paulo mesmerizes us with his words in this splendid novel.
What is becoming a little sore point about reading Paulo's novels is his fetish about the feminine aspect of goddess and his wisdom about alchemy, not to leave out the essential aspect of witchcraft. Come on Paulo, you bore us sometimes with repeated references to these things, that at times makes us feel that you are drawing from the same well to drink always as well as quench the thirst of those around!!!