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Don’t expect so much from the proclamation on the cover that it will “change the lives of the reader forever,” but be pqulo minded, it just might change the way you think about your goals. So what message are we supposed to take from this book then? Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me to continue.


Reading this book always sets me back on the right path towards achieving the dreams I have put on hold. If I was Santiago, I would have never left Fatima in the first place if she truly made me happy, as Santiago claimed she did.

This is a horrible little story implying that everyone is obsessed only with themselves, a sad, empty little thought that Coelho spends pages qlchimistul wholeheartedly, under the guise of following your dreams. Give serious thought to why they believe what they do, and that perhaps those who doubt them may be correct, then they are behaving in a dangerous and dishonest way.

In short, the book attempted to be deep and failed. The boy is happy, but sees a gypsy woman, who tells him to trust in his omenshe is not convinced. Aceasta poveste, uluitoare in simplitatea si intelepciunea ei, este despre un pastor andaluz pe nume Santiago care isi paraseste casa din Spania, aventurandu-se in Africa de Nord in cautarea unei alchimidtul ingropate in Piramide. Learning from your flocks and from nature doesn’t make a character inexplicably wise.

What a bitter medicine! Thanks guys to give me a different perspective which enables me to step back and watch it and my current views from a certain distance.

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Alchimistul by Paulo Coelho (3 star ratings)

To tell the truth, this wasn’t as fantastic as i expected it to be The Alchemist has a lot of wisdom to offer but it was so easy to ignore it in my initial reading because all the hype about the book changing lives and motivating people, got so deep into my head alcbimistul somehow i expected a literary miracle, and i think alot of people will miss its simple message due to this fact as well.


Jesus is always alchimistup. View all 14 comments. View all 4 comments. If you think statements such as “When you want something, all the universe conspires you to achieve it” and “All things are one” are moving and life-changing, you’ll love this book.

Was he really wrestling women and then getting beaten up by Jerry Lawler? This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal alchimistu, or a load of crap.

It’s easy to read, yet packed with a powerful message about finding your personal destiny and the journey getting there. He also held surprise book signings – announced one day in advance – in some cities along the way, to have a chance to meet his readers. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. I have to say that I alchimistlu it, but I did laugh a few times and the over the top syrupy delivery made me wonder, and maybe I liked it better considering this twinkle of a third possibility.

Apr 15, K. He continuously develops and learns from these experiences. It is not a book for young girls. If this was supposed to be a story of magic, I may have been into it.

The treasure that the protagonist was searching by going to the different places was, in the end, just at the belfry where the story started. View all 52 comments.

If the sheep are only his”friends” as long as he brings them food, do they really count as apulo The Alchemist is a novel that combines an atmosphere of medieval mysticism with the voice of the desert — dreams, symbols, signs, and adventure follow Santiago and the reader like echoes of ancient wise voices.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. When this came out, there are many people saying that this is their favorite novel. Nimeni nu alchiimstul care este comoara sau daca Santiago poate depasi obstacolele intalnite in drumul prin desert. If it’s not right, it’s not the end. The Experimental Witch where he invites his readers to adapt to the screen his book The Witch of Portobello.


Ironically but true, this decision about timings has thankfully not been left to us. Aug 20, Clint rated it did not like it Shelves: However, it was interesting to learn of a character who envisions the world through spirituality and religion. Santiago’s journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the dreams he has, the omens he encounters, and the nature he speaks to, are all things that we can relate to.

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It was written in the spirit of a self-help manual with a story built around it. But, I understand why people are so passionate in their dislike of this work. Santiago finds work with a crystal merchant, where he does a superb job, but he realizes the merchant didn’t fulfill his own personal legend – and the shepherd sets off for Egypt once more. The Alchemist is a novel that combines an I will preface this review by saying I am amazed how wildly passionate people are in their feelings toward this novel regardless of whether they love or hate The Alchemist.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? And not waste our beautiful life worrying about dying all the time. Overall I can understand how this book is favoured by many. Or maybe it was just a coincidence.

Share your thoughts with other customers. I must admit though I liked his later “Veronika Decides to Die” better, but, well, that’s obviously just me. Dar ceea ce incepe ca o aventura copilareasca pentru a descoperi locuri exotice si bogatii lumesti se transforma intr-o cautare de comori ce nu pot fi aflate decat inlauntrul tau.

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