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..." That's a pretty impressive claim, and one that is echoed by the rest of the gushing praise on the back cover of The Alchemist. Coehlo's work is much-adored, and such was the level of esteem directed its way, I felt it would be tantamount to criminal neglect not to give it a go. After ... Read review
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Like the one-time bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Alchemist presents a ... more

simple fable, based on  simple truths and places
it in a highly unique situation. And though we may
sense a bestselling formula, it is certainly not a
new one: even the ancient tribal  storytellers
knew that this is the most successful method of
entertaining an  audience while slipping in a
lesson or two. Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coehlo 
introduces Santiago, an Andalucian shepherd boy
who one night dreams of a  distant treasure in the
Egyptian pyramids. And so he's off: leaving Spain
to  literally follow his dream.   Along the way he
meets many spiritual messengers, who come in
unassuming  forms such as a camel driver and a
well-read Englishman. In one of the  Englishman's
books, Santiago first learns about the
alchemists--men who  believed that if a metal were
heated for many years, it would free itself of all
its  individual properties, and what was left
would be the "Soul of the World." Of  course he
does eventually meet an alchemist, and the ensuing
student-teacher  relationship clarifies much of
the boy's misguided agenda, while also emboldening
 him to stay true to his dreams. "My heart is
afraid that it will have to suffer," the  boy
confides to the alchemist one night as they look
up at a moonless night.   "Tell your heart that
the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering
itself," the  alchemist replies. "And that no
heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of 
its dreams, because every second of the search is
a second's encounter with God  and with eternity."

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[The Alchemist] [by: Paulo Coelho] - Paulo Coelho

[The Alchemist] [by: Paulo Coelho] - Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist Here is one of those rare books that comes along every decade or so and that ... more

readers of all ages fall in love with. It is the
story of a shepherd boy who yearns to travel and
ends up risking everything to pursue his destiny.
A charming fable about following your dreams,
listening to your heart, and reading life's omens.
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (in GREEK) - coelho paulo

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (in GREEK) - coelho paulo

ENA NEAPO IANO BOKO, O ANTIAO, AOAIZEI N' ANAZHTHEI TH MOIPA TOY. H ANAZHTHH TOY A TON ... more

OHHEI TH AXAPA KAI TI YPAMIE TH AIYTOY. TO TAII
TOY A NPIEI OOY BAIIAE KAI AXHMITE.AKOOYNTA TA
HMAIA TH MOIPA, A YNANTHEI MYTHPIEI ANPOY KAI A
'PEI ANTIMETO ME APAENE KATATAEI. 'ETI A TOY TEOYN
TA EMEIH EPTHMATA TH YAPH, OY A TON AAOYN IA ANTA.
' ANAKAYEI OM OTI, OTAN MOPEI KANEI NA YKENTPNETAI
TO APON, TOTE EINAI ENA EYTYXIMENO ANPO. 'O EIE
KAI O IIO O YPAEA MINTA IA TON AXHMITH, "TO YMAN
YNMOTEI IA NA MA BOHHEI, OTAN POAOYME NA ZHOYME TO
POIKO MA ONEIPO".

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The Alchemist (Collins Readers) - Paulo Coelho

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Title: Collins Readers Alchemist Binding: Hardcover Author: Paulo Coelho Publisher: ... more

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The Alchemist Graphic Novel - Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist Graphic Novel - Paulo Coelho

Andalusian shepherd boy Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert ... more

in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids.
Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who
calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom
point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No
one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago
will be able to surmount the obstacles along the
way. But what starts out as a journey to find
worldly goods turns into a discovery of the
treasure found within. Since its first printing
"The Alchemist" has been translated into
seventy-one languages and sold forty million
copies worldwide, establishing itself as a modern
classic that will enchant and inspire readers for
generations to come. Beautifully rendered, "The
Alchemist: A Graphic Novel" is a must have for any
collector's library.

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Searching For The Language Of The World ...

AdvantagesThought-provoking, some nice concepts, easy reading

DisadvantagesA fairly pedestrian story, weak characters

"...book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever." That's a pretty impressive claim, and one that is echoed by the rest of the gushing praise on the back cover of The Alchemist. Coehlo's work is much-adored, and such was the level of esteem directed its way, I felt it would be tantamount to criminal neglect not to give it a go. After all, it's only a slim little fellow, so wasn't going to be heavy going, and anything that can condense ..." Read review
17.04.2005

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Community Level 4booknet

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Hearts don't like to suffer

AdvantagesBetter than expected

DisadvantagesStill not that amazing

"...mine recently. I recognised the title instantly - it’s one of those books that everyone seems to talk about, but not that many have read. He was given a copy by a friend of his, recommended it to his girlfriend, who went out and bought a copy, loaned a copy to another friend, who loved it, and then passed the copy on to me. Despite all those recommendations, I still wasn’t that attracted to it. I'm a heavy SciFi, fantasy and horror reader. Mainstream ..." Read review
09.09.2002

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Community Level 1sjmcabney

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Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesAbsolute tripe of the lowest calibre

"The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, is billed as a modern classic, yet I find it difficult to discern why. It has the feel of a fable; from a time as hazy as the desert in which it is set, and carries the lessons on life one would expect from such a parable. The feelings of distant memory that it creates, however, fashion a gap between the book and the reader. It begins with Santiago, a shepherd boy, who gives up his customs to follow a dream he has, ..." Read review
23.12.2007

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Community Level 6Sexy-Kay

Sexy-Kay

The World's Greatest Lie Revealed

AdvantagesThere are a few lessons of life within this easy to read story.

DisadvantagesIt's a very short book and is perhaps a little too simplistic.

"...was guided by omens along the way. He eventually found what he was looking for and lived happily ever after. OK, so that's the plot of the book, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, taken care of. All I have to do now is give my opinion on whether I liked it or not. Easy peasy! Well did I? No, not really. The End. Wish everything in life was as simple as this. Must say the book has a nice orange cover, hmmm, what's this blurb on the back? 'Every ..." Read review
26.03.2003

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Alchemy and Destiny

AdvantagesInspirational, encouraging, delightful

DisadvantagesDon't expect a novel as such

"...as a manual for life, The Alchemist has become a modern classic since it was first published in 1988. The genius of the story is in its simplicity and its relevance to everybody – it is so reminiscent of a legend that it’s easy to lose track of the fact that it was actually written just 2 decades or so ago. The tale follows the adventures of Santiago, a Spanish shepherd boy who is content with his life but intrigued when a gypsy woman tells him that ..." Read review
01.08.2007

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Type Fiction
Genre Modern Fiction
Title The Alchemist
Author Paulo Coelho
ISBN 0722532938
EAN 9780722532935

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