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The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream | Paperback

Released on 03 January 1998

Author: Paulo Coelho | Format: Paperback

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A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever.

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 It's about the read. Absorbing. Easy to read. A wonderment.

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After being given this book by a spanish friend of mine i delved into its depth rather quickly compared to others i have read. The story is simple and well written but delivers a powerful message which makes you think. If you only ever read one book in your life; make it this.


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this book really did change my life! a brilliantly written and told story.needs to be read to be believed!!

 Read it for what it is...

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The Alchemist seems to fall into that category of books that people either get a lot out of or absolutely nothing at all. It's the story of a young man finding his way in the world, overcoming obstacles and ultimately following his dreams. I love the book myself and have read it several times. It's like a bedtime story for adults and is so easy to read you will finish it in no time. I think as various reviews suggest it's not a book for everyone and I wonder if disappointment comes from the high expectations placed on it by its own success and from people claiming it has changed their lives. The truth is I think it probably has changed my outlook in quite a subtle positive way but if you pick this book up thinking it's a self help book or expecting a profound change you may be left wondering what all the fuss is about. It's a warm, comforting story for generations finding themselves increasingly adrift from their dreams and questioning their belief systems. I think if you read it for what it is you will be surprised at how much you get out of it...


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i was given this book by a friend who had told me how wonderful it was and how it had changed her life. on finnishing this novel i did not feel spiritually up lifted or feel that it had given me new direction or would change my life in any way. The novel its self is a nice tale and easy to read but is way over hyped.

 Overrated " " " " Best seller " " " " (Seriously??)

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Good tale, easy to understand. Not life changing. Not overly interesting. No suspense.

In brief, Boring

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AuthorPaulo Coelho
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers (GB)
FormatPaperback - 224 Pages
Illustrations1 map