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This book teaches about living with the present and trusting our own self .

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It does not take into account thepresent day competition of human lives .

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The tale is set beatifully in a place of magic. This boy whose name is Santiago has a dream of finding a treasure in Egypt and tries to interpret his dream with the help of a gypsy. Later he is told by her that he has to go to Egypt to find his treasure. Unaware of his long journey and unsure of his dream he sets out to find his treasure.
When I first read The Alchemist i wondered whether it could be true as the author has described. Are we shaping our lives? or are we simply leaving of in the hand of fate since we get tired of not trying to the threshold limit?
The answer was simple and it was the truth as i found out later. We do shape our lives knowingly or unknowingly. But we complain about fate taking us over which results due to not trying harder and we submit ourselves to a thing which never existed or will exist- fate.
When I was a small boy i dreamt about becoming a scientist but later as i came to understand the life in this competitive world i gave up and became an engineer. Then after reading this book the same spark ignited in me and I decided to become a scientist a researcher and am still striving to be one as the baker who wanted to become a shepherd.

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fallen_flame 30.05.2011 13:55

No idea what the book is about, and this hasn't helped any. Sorry.

Bollinger28 30.05.2011 09:40

Sorry but this tells me nothing about the novel

silverstreak 30.05.2011 09:01

Sorry, but although I've heard of this book I don't know what it's about, and I'm afraid you haven't given enough here to make me any the wiser.

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Type Fiction
Genre Modern Fiction
Title The Alchemist
Author Paulo Coelho
Title (First Letter) T
Name (First Letter) P
Surname (First Letter) C
ISBN 0722532938
EAN 9780722532935

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