Official Review: Dancing with Sophia by Ramalho Almeida

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Re: Official Review: Dancing with Sophia by Ramalho Almeida

Post by truebookaddict » 09 Dec 2017, 01:40

I'm not really interested in spiritual journeys so I don't think this one is for me. It does sound like there are some great quotes to reference. Thanks for your insight.
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Post by L_Therese » 09 Dec 2017, 01:45

Two things sound a little bit like a letdown: the revelation that the journey may be a dream (cliche?) and the awkward phrasing and run-ons. I'll still read the sample, but I'll be doing it with a critical eye.

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Post by Phikim » 09 Dec 2017, 01:59

Great review. I find the story fascinating. The language herein is soft and ready for any reader to go through. Not one that would require you to sit by dictionary for reference of vocabularies. Congrats on being BOTD.

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Post by Kitkat3 » 09 Dec 2017, 02:04

Since you say that this book has run on sentences and doesn't present anything new as far as plot goes, I don't think that I will be reading this one. However, I'm glad that you enjoyed it. It does sound like an uplifting book with a good message. Great review.

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Post by Salsabila » 09 Dec 2017, 02:10

It seems like a good book though I can not seem to understand Baingana's interest in Sophia. Was it a romantic or spiritual interest? What did Sophia's father mean by dancing with Sophia?

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Post by sunshinedee » 09 Dec 2017, 02:47

I enjoy reading the review it's great.I like the story,it states an insight to ponder about spiritual side of life.I like the 3 characters in this book,Inesa,Abner and Sophia.They play an important part of the main character about wisdom,discipline and having an optimistic way of living.

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Post by TIGER999 » 09 Dec 2017, 04:26

Always good to re-explore spiritual concepts & journeys, even if you've encountered them before. It allows good ways to try to maintain one's authentic self. Thanks for a well-thought out review!

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Post by KitabuKitamu » 09 Dec 2017, 04:38

I find books with familiar themes hard to finish reading, thanks for the review.

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Post by Spirit Wandering » 09 Dec 2017, 10:04

ParadoxicalWoman wrote:
08 Dec 2017, 22:09
I've read many spiritual books but I don't think I have come across this sort of book. So I think I will find this book is unique for me. Thank you for your well written review.
Thanks and, if you read it, I hope you enjoy it.
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Post by Spirit Wandering » 09 Dec 2017, 10:06

Afuglsan wrote:
08 Dec 2017, 22:11
This book sounds intriguing. Almost like a Paulo Coelho-type book. I'm eager to read a sample of it.
Yes, it does have the same flavor as his works. I hope you enjoy the book.
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Post by Spirit Wandering » 09 Dec 2017, 10:10

Gbemisola wrote:
08 Dec 2017, 22:21
Sounds like a unique book. Thanks for the enlightening review.
Thanks for reading the review and replying.
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Post by Spirit Wandering » 09 Dec 2017, 10:13

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08 Dec 2017, 23:43
As I read the sample I became a little bit intrigued. When I read the second chapter of my intrigue increased. I hope I get a chance to read this book soon.
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09 Dec 2017, 01:13
This seems like such an interesting story. It isn't a plot that I have seen before and the story line makes me want to read this book. Thanks for the review and making the book seem so intriguing!
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Post by Spirit Wandering » 09 Dec 2017, 10:16

Quinto wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 01:26
An interesting book reflecting on human interactions and spirituality. Great review.
I appreciate your reply-thanks.
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Post by Spirit Wandering » 09 Dec 2017, 10:19

Momiji1987 wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 01:29
I really like the way this book sounds. I really enjoy spiritual matters and metaphysical stuff, so I know I would like this book. Great review!
Thanks for your nice reply.
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