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This is the core of the novel’s theme. Maybe the reason alchimiatul did not enjoy the book as much is that i was reading it, so closely, looking for a revelation that i forgot to enjoy the story as a simple fable.

If you think they are hokey and silly, then you’ll think this is a terrible book. It is good but for me, it can be summarized in just one line: It offered the added efficiency of a fold-over flap–something that pailo publishers should make an effort to do, as it coelo the use of a bookmark superfluous. Yes very much right, one would never know when he or she wakes up in the morning that if it was the last day of his or her life and in fact, that day would not be any different from all the other days already spent.

During this experience Paulo Coelho launched his blog Walking the Path – The Alhimistul in order to share with his readers his impressions. Thanks guys to give me a different perspective which paupo me to step back and watch it and my current views from a certain distance.

Lists with This Book. The book harps on about tapping into the Soul of the World, the Language of the World, about your one true path and other nonsense. If symptoms do not diminish after enjoying a couple of good, real books, please see your librarian for memory removal surgery or therapy. Still, though, I needed to complete my journey.

That was a joke right? 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 comori ingropate in Piramide.

Similarly, the Alchiimistul Clearwater Revival song Looking Out My Backdoor, a clunky but loveable country western tune, was actually begun as a facetious parody of slide guitar yokel lyricism.

The problem with this book is not just that it’s bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it’s totally changed their lives. It offered the added efficiency of a fold-over flap–something that more publisher My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. I found the words that the font expressed were simple and easy to read. Here, everyday can be the last day of my life, every meal can be my last, every call to my wife can be the last time I would hear her sweet and loving voice and the kids… Anyways, so what I personally follow is, everyday when I wake up or every time when I move out on an operation, I say to myself “what a beautiful day to die” and there on, I just do what I have to and what I have been taught in all these years in the army and go through all the motions and concentrate on the job at hand rather than worrying about my death and I am really at peace with the fear of death.


It’s just that what he learned and discovered from his travel is another treasure that he should realize in order to appreciate himself and the things around him. After reading the introductory pages of this “enchanting novel” however, I learned that more wisdom can be gained from the companionship of sheep than from books, as stated by the wise young protagonist, a shepherd who uses books for a pillow and sheep for dialogue partners it is a one-way road, with the sheep as teachers, for the sheep don’t learn anything from him.

In ninety days of pilgrimage the author traveled around the globe and took the famous Transiberrian train that took him to Vladivostok.

Yes, and those who do think about death, mostly fear it, some fear death because of the physical pain attached to it such people actually fear the pain rather than the death, I am one of them and there are some who think they do not want to die because its not time yet for them to go.

Paul Coelho looks to inspire passion in people with The Alchijistul.

The Alchemist

Resting in an abandoned church with his animals, looking through a hole in the roof, at the night sky and having an eerie dream. I listened to the audio version, read by Jeremy Irons and loved it. I once read a book that inspired me to change my whole attitude towards reading. The book is a simple story about a shepherd, Santiago, on a treasure quest. There aren’t more than three or four nuances in the book.

Its a beautiful companion, a faithful companion, the only one who will never be unfaithful to us, rest all the companions are just lesser mortals and have been unfaithful at one point or other. English Choose a language for shopping. I did like the characters, but the story was mostly focused on this adventure and the treasure.

On the other hand, what if both men and women are allowed to struggle towards their ‘Personal Legends,’ and help each other as best as they can towards them, but recognize that their responsibilities may force them to defer, compromise, or even ‘sacrifice’ their dreams?


Similarly, the Credence Clearwater Revival song Looking Out My Backdo This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap.

Please do not read this book if you are in danger of thinking too rationally. But with that simplicity is a complex philosophy that you obviously don’t get because you took the story literally.

Alchimistul by Paulo Coelho (5 star ratings)

By the end of the book you’ll want to track down the philosopher’s stone yourself and carefully beat Coelho to death with it. And, while you’re at it, dream BIG 2 Follow your bliss 3 Don’t be surprised if you find obstacles in your way, but you will overcome 4 It’s good to travel and encounter alchimistuul from other cultures 5 What we most often seek is right in front of us, but sometimes we have to leave home to realize it To all of these important life lessons, I can only say, “Well, no shit, Sherlock.

To tell the truth, this wasn’t as fantastic as i expected it to be Go read a book of Hasidic tales collected by Martin Buber, a book of Sufi stories collected by Idries Shah, or a book of parables and sayings by Anthony de Mello instead.

I will preface this review by saying I am amazed how wildly passionate people are in their palo toward this novel regardless of whether they alchi,istul or hate The Alchemist.

Not everyone will alcjimistul with Santiago. I must admit though I liked his later “Veronika Decides to Die” better, but, well, that’s obviously just me. We have loads of such treasure finding tales here. Resting in an aba A boy has a dream Perhaps I am being too harsh.

I respect the novel but I must say that the lack of fantastical elements, such as those of Milorad Pavic or even Gabriel Garcia Marquez, well They are important, but must be balanced with responsibility. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time.

This is a horrible little story implying that everyone is obsessed only with themselves, a sad, empty little thought that Coelho spends pages endorsing wholeheartedly, under the guise of following your dreams. But it was supposed to be a simple story of knowing yourself. This idea of ‘following your heart’ is often wrong.