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The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
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The Alchemist

7 years, 11 months ago at Nov 17 0:21
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The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, is billed as a modern classic, yet I find it difficult to discern why. It has the feel of a fable; from a time as hazy as the desert in which it is set, and carries the lessons on life one would expect from such a parable. The feelings of distant memory that it creates, however, fashion a gap between the book and the reader.

It begins with Santiago, a... read more

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9 months, 3 weeks ago at Jan 3 16:54
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Alchemist is definitely the most inspiring book you will ever read. If you have a dream, this book will inspire you to follow it and never give up on it.
If a person truly desires for something, the whole universe conspires to help him to realize it. So, have something that will always help you keep going and who knows when you might reach your destiny, meet your personal legend.
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Manufacturer: HarperCollins
Release date: 8 March 2012
ISBN-10 : 0722532938 | ISBN-13: 9780722532935
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“Alchemist is definitely the most inspiring book you will ever read. If you have a dream, this book will inspire you to follow it and never give up on it.

If a person truly desires for something, the whole universe conspires to help him to realize it. So, have something that will always help you keep going and who knows when you might reach your destiny, meet your personal legend.” read more

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"I used to love this book. Not so much anymore. Still think the author has his heart in the right place. I mean, if taken as a parable, it's pretty good. It puts a more human face on these otherwise kinda bland stories, so that's a good thing, right? I suppose I'm kind of selling this book short, but... I feel disillusioned with this book. It's not terrible, just not terribly interesting to me anymore. I do feel that it deserves a place on my list if only for the fact that it encourages pe"


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"This is the only story by Coelho I own. I have never before felt compelled to read his work, but then I did the idiotic thing of reading the prologue about Narcissus and got the impression that the story was going to be exciting. It wasn't! It was a disappointment. This is one author I'm going to keep my distance from now on. "


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The Alchemist

“The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, is billed as a modern classic, yet I find it difficult to discern why. It has the feel of a fable; from a time as hazy as the desert in which it is set, and carries the lessons on life one would expect from such a parable. The feelings of distant memory that it creates, however, fashion a gap between the book and the reader.

It begins with Santiago, a shepherd boy, who gives up his customs to follow a dream he has, a vision of treasure found at the Egyptian pyramids. Along the way he meets a king, a crystal merchant, an Englishman, and an alchemist; all of whom, with their passing involvement, provide him with a piece of the spiritual jigsaw that is his life. Finally, when he arrives at the Egyptian pyramids, he learns a lesson in life that brings ” read more