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Denise
Denise rated it 12 years ago
This book was recommended to me by my aunt so I decided to check it out. This was a relatively short book filled with inspiration and with themes of love, destiny, and God. Overall I thought this was a good book. At times the whole follow your destiny got to be a bit much but other than that I don't...
Thalia @ Pictures in the Words
Thalia @ Pictures in the Words rated it 12 years ago
I wasn’t expecting to read this book (it wasn’t even on my to-read list before I began it); my youth leader at church dropped it off for me for the next book club meeting we’re having on Wednesday. So, without knowing anything about it or even the story, I dove right in. Needless to say, I was impre...
Book On The Move
Book On The Move rated it 12 years ago
Beneath the shadow-skies of Andalusia lies a story that can change your life. A journey of wisdom, spirituality and finding who you truly are, The Alchemist will leave you wondering about your own life, and your own Personal Legends. This is the line between fiction and reality, as reality seems lik...
saugat
saugat rated it 13 years ago
A simple to read story about following one's dreams.
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it 13 years ago
After reading all the praises printed on the cover of the Finnish translation of this book, I was expecting more than I got. I liked the small, simple story itself well enough, but the philosophy added to it was redundant. Don't misunderstand me, I agree most of the "teachings" and "lessons", but af...
joannajoanna
joannajoanna rated it 15 years ago
The Alchemist is a very quick and simple read with a lot of bits of meaning and advice laden throughout the quest of a young Shepard who goes in search of his own personal legend (destiny). The story itself was pretty good and I actually felt a connection with "the boy" and I internally cheered him...
Osho
Osho rated it 17 years ago
BrazilThis is a good example of its genre, well-written and well-executed. It is not the fault of the book or the genre that I don't enjoy this genre. I understand this novel as allegorical and related to the search for a form of self-actualization that has a spiritual component. Perhaps I'd have en...
debnance
debnance rated it 19 years ago
Had I read this at an earlier time in my life, I would have liked it a lot more. It reminded me a lot of The Little Prince, with its traveling main character and desert setting and Big Symbolic Images and Philosophical Themes. I don't know why, but I never connected with the characters or the story.
melissawritergrrlreads
melissawritergrrlreads rated it 19 years ago
Gave me goosebumps. It was the perfect book to read while I was contemplating the path that my life was on.
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