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The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream | Paperback

Author: Paulo Coelho | Format: Paperback

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  One to read and reflect upon

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I wasn't sure what to expect but I thoroughly appreciate the points raised in this book and thought it delivered a clear message through a great story.


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I was pointed in the direction of this book whilst going through a particular bad time and the messages given throughout the pages spoke to me loud and clear giving me the strength and courage to pursue my dream!!
Truly amazing!!

  If you like self-help books...

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It comes a cross as a poorly written self-help book for children/teens (in all fairness, that could be due to the English translation): follow your dreams and search for your treasure which (guess what) is right in front of you, yada yada yada. Bah. This book is an overly simplistic, self-indulgent and repetitive load of religious mumbo-jumbo written in the style of a modern-day fairy tale, of sorts. It is beyond me how it became a best-seller any why anyone are actually able to enjoy it. I wonder how many of the +30 mio. people who got sucked into buying and reading this book (such as myself) actually enjoyed it. I want my money and time back mr. Coelho!

  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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  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.

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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!!

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