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The Alchemist : A Fable About Following Your Dream
The Alchemist A Fable About Following Your Dream
Author: Paulo Coelho, Alan R. Clarke (Translator)
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book -- a magical fable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life's path and, above all, follow your dreams. This is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060543884
ISBN-10: 0060543884
Publication Date: 5/2004
Pages: 167
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
Members Wishing: 6
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Leigh avatar reviewed The Alchemist : A Fable About Following Your Dream on + 377 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 20
I found this book overly philosophical. Coelho sacrificed what could have been a good story by pushing an agenda of his own philosophy. Although yes, it was cute, and I was genuinely curious about whether or not Santiago would find his treasure, this is not good fiction. If you want to feel good and need inspiration, then this IS a good book for you -- and you'll read through it pretty quickly, too.
reviewed The Alchemist : A Fable About Following Your Dream on + 200 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This book was pretty good. It seemed to be told in parable style and was a little slow for me.
reviewed The Alchemist : A Fable About Following Your Dream on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This fairy tale-philosophical essay shimmers throughout its 167 pages---as one reads he accompanies the boy on the strange and marvelous journey in quest of his dream. I'm very glad to have become acquainted with this gifted Brazilian author.
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Helpful Score: 3
A quick read, keeps you interested and can bring a sense of comfort in listening to your heart and pursuing its path. Nothing new or earth shattering, but good.
dkbb avatar reviewed The Alchemist : A Fable About Following Your Dream on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
It's truely as wonderful as everyone says...a magical tale.
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kafechic avatar reviewed The Alchemist : A Fable About Following Your Dream on + 17 more book reviews
Wonderful story! I highly recommend reading it!


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