Alchemist, The

Paulo Coelho


Reviewed: 2021-04-10
Spanish shepherd boy travels from Spain to Egypt to find his Personal Treasure.  Learns life lessons along the way.  Really disliked this book.  Very preachy, focused on man's relationship with God.  Bleah.
Reviewed: 2020-09-19
Maybe I missed something? How is this considered a modern classic?
Reviewed: 2020-09-19
Maybe I missed something? How is this considered a modern classic?
Reviewed: 2020-05-28
New Age nonsense tailored to be inspiring for people living boring lives. It's seemingly a good, manipulative strategy for selling books.
Reviewed: 2020-04-04
Harper Collins
Reviewed: 2020-02-16
Great life lessons throughout the book. A bit short, but very good.
Reviewed: 2020-01-04
This was really great. I didn't really know what to expect going in but I really enjoyed it! I also really loved all the biblical and mythical stories weaved through the narrative. So good and such a quick read (even though it took me much longer than it should)
Reviewed: 2018-10-06
Reviewed: 2016-12-28

Beautiful little book. Quick read.

Reviewed: 2016-06-22
I didn't realise until too late that this was going to be a new age fable. If I'd known beforehand, maybe I wouldn't have had such high expectations. I thought the ending was hugely disappointing because it was so very, very predictable. I was really hoping the treasure wouldn't be something as mundane and obvious as it turned out to be. And it didn't really seem to me a very appropriate treasure when you take into consideration the main character and the entire story that came before it.[return][return]Maybe if I'd read this book 5-10 years ago, I would have enjoyed it more, but now it just seems like another new age book that's a bit past its use-by date. I can perhaps understand why it was a bestseller; I imagine for people trying to follow their dreams, they can get something out of it. It didn't do anything for me.[return][return]The writing style was also too simple to hold any interest for me. I hate to say this about a book, but I regret spending money on it.
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