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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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The Alchemist (original 1988; edition 2006)

by Paulo Coelho

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TitleThe Alchemist
AuthorPaulo Coelho
Tagsfaith, life lessons, life, journey, desert, on loan 
CollectionsYour library
Rating**
ReviewEnjoyable, but not captivating. Even though I read the book twice in less than six months, it is not one I would recommend. I felt the storytelling and character development were too simplistic for what I assume to be an older audience (unlike the Harry Potter series which is not only written for a younger audience, but also has both a magical escapist quality and emotional complexity to the characters which appeal in different ways to different age groups).

However, woven throughout the story are a few gems...observations of humanness that are insightful, provocative.

Most compelling was the story of Narcissus as told in the prologue, and the lake that wept for him, for "each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty reflected."
Publication date2006
PublicationHarperCollins (2006), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 208 pages
ISBN0061122416 / 9780061122415
Number of copies1
Dimensions7.9 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
LC ClassificationPQ9698.13 .O3546
Dewey869.342
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Primary languageEnglish
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StartedFinished
 2008-04-19
SummaryThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (2006)
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