Many people, I believe, enjoy this in a book, in the same way that they enjoy Hostess Twinkies. Essentially, boy thinks he’s happy in life. Reading this book always sets me back on the right path towards achieving the dreams I have put on hold. Preachy, pretentious, and awful portrayal of women. Perhaps that makes me a coward in Coelho’s eyes, not unlike the Crystal merchant from the story. Now this may be because he planted that seed of discontent, or it may be because this was the least creative and most redundant book I’ve read in a while.

Just because we desire something, does not make it good. Still, though, I needed to complete my journey. It is maktub that Coelho writes this book, shares it with the world, and affect so many lives. Coelho’s message–and, boy, is this a book with a message–is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, and that if we recognize that legend and pursue it sincerely, everything in the Universe which is after all made up–wind, stone, trees–of the same stuff we are will conspire to help us achieve it. If symptoms do not diminish after enjoying a couple of good, real books, please see your librarian for memory removal surgery or therapy. Open Preview See a Problem? What’s New – Home – Login. And what does he learn?

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I understand that everyone has their own path and if it takes this silly little book to realize these two important messages, I’m just happy the reader finally discovered these truths. View all 82 comments. Where did the saying alhimok from: Boy is then told by a mysterious stranger that he’s not happy at all.

Together they risk a journey through the territory of warring tribes, where the boy is forced to demonstrate his oneness with “the soul of the world” by turning himself into a simoom before he is allowed to proceed. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!


And I can see someone vilm their eyes and sticking their finger down their throat in a gag gesture. Deliberately making ourselves ignorant. If you alhimikk they are hokey and silly, then you’ll think this is a terrible book.

During the Cannes Film FestivalHarvey Weinstein announced that he had bought the rights to the film and would serve as its producer. The main male characters in the novel have ‘Personal Legends’ – they are either seeking them, or have achieved them, or have failed to achieve them.

Coelho comes close to labeling such people, as losers in life, albimik I find completely off the mark as some of these people have the most to offer in terms of wisdom.

Questadventurefantasy. If there’s one thing Paulo Coelho can do, it’s flog a dead horse. This is a terrible and dishonest way to live. To ask other readers questions about The Alchemistplease sign up. Feb 10, Nayra.

The boy then encounters a wise alchemist who also teaches him to realize his true self. Follow your “personal legacy. If this was supposed to be a story of magic, I may have been into it.

Queen Wiki can turn knowledge into nonsense and then back again before your very eyes. Santiago has a wonderful, fulfilling life laid out before him, and would most likely die a happy man by the side of his lovely wife and adoring children, all while living comfortably as village counselor pqulo a beautiful desert oasis.

Now, there’s an alchemist for you: View all 37 comments. One of the possible solutions lies in this book, it reads “if i have to fight, it will be just as good a day to die as any other”. Can I order them online nowadays?



In my experience, ‘following your dreams’ or personal legend is not the only way toward wisdom and strength. Still, though, I needed to complete my journey. I need to start this review by stating 1 I can’t stand self-help books and alhimkk I’m a feminist no, I don’t hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious alhjmik women and our place in the world. I firmly believe that there is no fiction involved in this story of the shepherd, but this is a true expression of mysteries and realities of our life, which we never pause to discover.

The thing was, despite his simplicity, the book had a nice message going for a while.

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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. As a teenager, Coelho wanted to become a writer. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.

So what message are we supposed to take from this book then? But I do have a question or two: Isn’t it true that all of us want to believe the old king when he says that the greatest lie in the world is pwulo at some point we gilm the ability to control our lives, and become the pawns of fate.

The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love. See all questions about The Alchemist…. In ninety days of pilgrimage the author traveled around the globe and took the famous Transiberrian train that took him to Vladivostok.