The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different?and far more satisfying?than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read t Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in s...

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Title:The Alchemist
Author:Paulo Coelho
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:O Alquimista
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:197 pages pages

The Alchemist Reviews

  • Marte Patel
    Sep 22, 2007

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

  • Kali
    Mar 23, 2007

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

    There are too many things one can learn from ?The Alchemist?. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow ...

    This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap. I have a bad feeling it?s the later, but then I consider that there could also be a third option. I read once that Sting, when he wrote the classic Police song Eve...

    ????? ????? ????. ???? ????? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ?? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ???????. ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??????? ?? ??? ????...

    Preachy, pretentious, and awful portrayal of women. ...

    Timing is everything. If I'd read 'The Alchemist' four years ago, I'm sure I would have loved it. It deals in big, bold pronouncements of 'follow your dreams' et cetera et cetera, and it certainly makes you think about your own life and the pursuit of your own "Personal Legend" if you ...

    If books were pills, Alchemist would be a sugarcoated placebo with no real effect. Let's call it a feel-good homily. I have never read a book as meretricious as this one. Many reviewers have pointed out the problems with this 'celebrated' novel so I'd rather not expend any more words. ...

    O Alquimista = The alchemist, Paulo Coelho ????? ?????? ?????: ?? ??? ???? ??? 1996 ?????? ?????: ???????? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????? 1374? ??? ???...

    ????? :?? ?????? ??????? ??? ?? ???? ??? ???????. ?? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ???? ??????? ????????. ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ?? ??? ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ????...

    Everyone (save one guy) said I would love this book. Three of my four roommates have their own copies. That one guy was right. 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. It a...

  • Warwick
    Dec 20, 2012

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

  • Sarah
    Aug 22, 2007

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Jan 08, 2015

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

  • Don
    Dec 26, 2007

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

    There are too many things one can learn from ?The Alchemist?. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow ...

    This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap. I have a bad feeling it?s the later, but then I consider that there could also be a third option. I read once that Sting, when he wrote the classic Police song Eve...

    ????? ????? ????. ???? ????? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ?? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ???????. ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??????? ?? ??? ????...

    Preachy, pretentious, and awful portrayal of women. ...

    Timing is everything. If I'd read 'The Alchemist' four years ago, I'm sure I would have loved it. It deals in big, bold pronouncements of 'follow your dreams' et cetera et cetera, and it certainly makes you think about your own life and the pursuit of your own "Personal Legend" if you ...

    If books were pills, Alchemist would be a sugarcoated placebo with no real effect. Let's call it a feel-good homily. I have never read a book as meretricious as this one. Many reviewers have pointed out the problems with this 'celebrated' novel so I'd rather not expend any more words. ...

    O Alquimista = The alchemist, Paulo Coelho ????? ?????? ?????: ?? ??? ???? ??? 1996 ?????? ?????: ???????? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????? 1374? ??? ???...

    ????? :?? ?????? ??????? ??? ?? ???? ??? ???????. ?? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ???? ??????? ????????. ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ?? ??? ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ????...

    Everyone (save one guy) said I would love this book. Three of my four roommates have their own copies. That one guy was right. 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. It a...

    I will preface this review by saying I am amazed how wildly passionate people are in their feelings toward this novel regardless of whether they love or hate The Alchemist. I?m one of those people who love it. But, I understand why people are so passionate in their dislike of thi...

    SUCKS. ...

    For my dear friends Matt and Jean-Paul! Homework for "Introductory Course For Irony Disposal And Sarcasm Removal (ICFIDASR)", lesson one, re-submission number 47. I once read a book that inspired me to change my whole attitude towards reading. It was a medicine of universal, cos...

    ????? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ?? 60 ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? 70 ????? ???? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ???? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????? ??...

    I simply could not finish this book. I got halfway through it only to wind up on goodreads.com to see what others thought. I simply felt guilty panning a book that has received such global acclaim; more than that, I felt lame and inadequate. Well, it turns out that my sentiments wer...

  • Clint
    Aug 20, 2007

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

  • Christopher
    Aug 13, 2007

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

  • Sithara
    Dec 22, 2007

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jul 02, 2009

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

    There are too many things one can learn from ?The Alchemist?. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow ...

    This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap. I have a bad feeling it?s the later, but then I consider that there could also be a third option. I read once that Sting, when he wrote the classic Police song Eve...

    ????? ????? ????. ???? ????? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ?? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ???????. ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??????? ?? ??? ????...

    Preachy, pretentious, and awful portrayal of women. ...

    Timing is everything. If I'd read 'The Alchemist' four years ago, I'm sure I would have loved it. It deals in big, bold pronouncements of 'follow your dreams' et cetera et cetera, and it certainly makes you think about your own life and the pursuit of your own "Personal Legend" if you ...

    If books were pills, Alchemist would be a sugarcoated placebo with no real effect. Let's call it a feel-good homily. I have never read a book as meretricious as this one. Many reviewers have pointed out the problems with this 'celebrated' novel so I'd rather not expend any more words. ...

    O Alquimista = The alchemist, Paulo Coelho ????? ?????? ?????: ?? ??? ???? ??? 1996 ?????? ?????: ???????? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????? 1374? ??? ???...

  • Patrick
    Aug 26, 2008

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

    There are too many things one can learn from ?The Alchemist?. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow ...

    This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap. I have a bad feeling it?s the later, but then I consider that there could also be a third option. I read once that Sting, when he wrote the classic Police song Eve...

    ????? ????? ????. ???? ????? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ?? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ???????. ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??????? ?? ??? ????...

    Preachy, pretentious, and awful portrayal of women. ...

    Timing is everything. If I'd read 'The Alchemist' four years ago, I'm sure I would have loved it. It deals in big, bold pronouncements of 'follow your dreams' et cetera et cetera, and it certainly makes you think about your own life and the pursuit of your own "Personal Legend" if you ...

  • Amit
    Jun 07, 2008

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

    There are too many things one can learn from ?The Alchemist?. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow ...

  • Amanda
    Jun 07, 2008

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

  • Jennifer (aka EM)
    Dec 06, 2008

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

  • Lamski Kikita
    Aug 19, 2008

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

  • Kenny
    May 13, 2013

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

    There are too many things one can learn from ?The Alchemist?. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow ...

    This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap. I have a bad feeling it?s the later, but then I consider that there could also be a third option. I read once that Sting, when he wrote the classic Police song Eve...

    ????? ????? ????. ???? ????? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ?? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ???????. ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??????? ?? ??? ????...

    Preachy, pretentious, and awful portrayal of women. ...

    Timing is everything. If I'd read 'The Alchemist' four years ago, I'm sure I would have loved it. It deals in big, bold pronouncements of 'follow your dreams' et cetera et cetera, and it certainly makes you think about your own life and the pursuit of your own "Personal Legend" if you ...

    If books were pills, Alchemist would be a sugarcoated placebo with no real effect. Let's call it a feel-good homily. I have never read a book as meretricious as this one. Many reviewers have pointed out the problems with this 'celebrated' novel so I'd rather not expend any more words. ...

    O Alquimista = The alchemist, Paulo Coelho ????? ?????? ?????: ?? ??? ???? ??? 1996 ?????? ?????: ???????? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????? 1374? ??? ???...

    ????? :?? ?????? ??????? ??? ?? ???? ??? ???????. ?? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ???? ??????? ????????. ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ?? ??? ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ????...

    Everyone (save one guy) said I would love this book. Three of my four roommates have their own copies. That one guy was right. 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. It a...

    I will preface this review by saying I am amazed how wildly passionate people are in their feelings toward this novel regardless of whether they love or hate The Alchemist. I?m one of those people who love it. But, I understand why people are so passionate in their dislike of thi...

  • أحمد
    Dec 06, 2008

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

    There are too many things one can learn from ?The Alchemist?. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow ...

    This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap. I have a bad feeling it?s the later, but then I consider that there could also be a third option. I read once that Sting, when he wrote the classic Police song Eve...

    ????? ????? ????. ???? ????? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ?? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ???????. ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??????? ?? ??? ????...

  • asma Qadah
    Mar 15, 2009

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

  • Saud Omar
    May 27, 2009

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

    There are too many things one can learn from ?The Alchemist?. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow ...

    This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap. I have a bad feeling it?s the later, but then I consider that there could also be a third option. I read once that Sting, when he wrote the classic Police song Eve...

    ????? ????? ????. ???? ????? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ?? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ???????. ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??????? ?? ??? ????...

    Preachy, pretentious, and awful portrayal of women. ...

    Timing is everything. If I'd read 'The Alchemist' four years ago, I'm sure I would have loved it. It deals in big, bold pronouncements of 'follow your dreams' et cetera et cetera, and it certainly makes you think about your own life and the pursuit of your own "Personal Legend" if you ...

    If books were pills, Alchemist would be a sugarcoated placebo with no real effect. Let's call it a feel-good homily. I have never read a book as meretricious as this one. Many reviewers have pointed out the problems with this 'celebrated' novel so I'd rather not expend any more words. ...

    O Alquimista = The alchemist, Paulo Coelho ????? ?????? ?????: ?? ??? ???? ??? 1996 ?????? ?????: ???????? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????? 1374? ??? ???...

    ????? :?? ?????? ??????? ??? ?? ???? ??? ???????. ?? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ???? ??????? ????????. ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ?? ??? ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ????...

  • Lujayn Alyamani
    Aug 01, 2009

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

  • Lyn
    Aug 29, 2016

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

    There are too many things one can learn from ?The Alchemist?. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow ...

    This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap. I have a bad feeling it?s the later, but then I consider that there could also be a third option. I read once that Sting, when he wrote the classic Police song Eve...

  • Jibran
    Mar 21, 2015

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

    There are too many things one can learn from ?The Alchemist?. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow ...

    This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap. I have a bad feeling it?s the later, but then I consider that there could also be a third option. I read once that Sting, when he wrote the classic Police song Eve...

    ????? ????? ????. ???? ????? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ?? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ???????. ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??????? ?? ??? ????...

    Preachy, pretentious, and awful portrayal of women. ...

    Timing is everything. If I'd read 'The Alchemist' four years ago, I'm sure I would have loved it. It deals in big, bold pronouncements of 'follow your dreams' et cetera et cetera, and it certainly makes you think about your own life and the pursuit of your own "Personal Legend" if you ...

    If books were pills, Alchemist would be a sugarcoated placebo with no real effect. Let's call it a feel-good homily. I have never read a book as meretricious as this one. Many reviewers have pointed out the problems with this 'celebrated' novel so I'd rather not expend any more words. ...

  • Nandakishore Varma
    Sep 08, 2011

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

    There are too many things one can learn from ?The Alchemist?. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow ...

    This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap. I have a bad feeling it?s the later, but then I consider that there could also be a third option. I read once that Sting, when he wrote the classic Police song Eve...

    ????? ????? ????. ???? ????? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ?? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ???????. ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??????? ?? ??? ????...

    Preachy, pretentious, and awful portrayal of women. ...

    Timing is everything. If I'd read 'The Alchemist' four years ago, I'm sure I would have loved it. It deals in big, bold pronouncements of 'follow your dreams' et cetera et cetera, and it certainly makes you think about your own life and the pursuit of your own "Personal Legend" if you ...

    If books were pills, Alchemist would be a sugarcoated placebo with no real effect. Let's call it a feel-good homily. I have never read a book as meretricious as this one. Many reviewers have pointed out the problems with this 'celebrated' novel so I'd rather not expend any more words. ...

    O Alquimista = The alchemist, Paulo Coelho ????? ?????? ?????: ?? ??? ???? ??? 1996 ?????? ?????: ???????? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????? 1374? ??? ???...

    ????? :?? ?????? ??????? ??? ?? ???? ??? ???????. ?? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ???? ??????? ????????. ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ?? ??? ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ????...

    Everyone (save one guy) said I would love this book. Three of my four roommates have their own copies. That one guy was right. 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. It a...

    I will preface this review by saying I am amazed how wildly passionate people are in their feelings toward this novel regardless of whether they love or hate The Alchemist. I?m one of those people who love it. But, I understand why people are so passionate in their dislike of thi...

    SUCKS. ...

  • Ahmed
    May 10, 2014

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

    There are too many things one can learn from ?The Alchemist?. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow ...

    This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap. I have a bad feeling it?s the later, but then I consider that there could also be a third option. I read once that Sting, when he wrote the classic Police song Eve...

    ????? ????? ????. ???? ????? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ?? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ???????. ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??????? ?? ??? ????...

    Preachy, pretentious, and awful portrayal of women. ...

    Timing is everything. If I'd read 'The Alchemist' four years ago, I'm sure I would have loved it. It deals in big, bold pronouncements of 'follow your dreams' et cetera et cetera, and it certainly makes you think about your own life and the pursuit of your own "Personal Legend" if you ...

    If books were pills, Alchemist would be a sugarcoated placebo with no real effect. Let's call it a feel-good homily. I have never read a book as meretricious as this one. Many reviewers have pointed out the problems with this 'celebrated' novel so I'd rather not expend any more words. ...

    O Alquimista = The alchemist, Paulo Coelho ????? ?????? ?????: ?? ??? ???? ??? 1996 ?????? ?????: ???????? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????? 1374? ??? ???...

    ????? :?? ?????? ??????? ??? ?? ???? ??? ???????. ?? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ???? ??????? ????????. ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ?? ??? ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ????...

    Everyone (save one guy) said I would love this book. Three of my four roommates have their own copies. That one guy was right. 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. It a...

    I will preface this review by saying I am amazed how wildly passionate people are in their feelings toward this novel regardless of whether they love or hate The Alchemist. I?m one of those people who love it. But, I understand why people are so passionate in their dislike of thi...

    SUCKS. ...

    For my dear friends Matt and Jean-Paul! Homework for "Introductory Course For Irony Disposal And Sarcasm Removal (ICFIDASR)", lesson one, re-submission number 47. I once read a book that inspired me to change my whole attitude towards reading. It was a medicine of universal, cos...

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  • Mohammed Arabey
    Oct 27, 2012

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

  • Lola
    Jun 01, 2018

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

    There are too many things one can learn from ?The Alchemist?. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow ...

    This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap. I have a bad feeling it?s the later, but then I consider that there could also be a third option. I read once that Sting, when he wrote the classic Police song Eve...

    ????? ????? ????. ???? ????? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ?? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ???????. ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??????? ?? ??? ????...

    Preachy, pretentious, and awful portrayal of women. ...

  • Jayson
    Aug 01, 2013

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2014

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

    There are too many things one can learn from ?The Alchemist?. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow ...

    This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap. I have a bad feeling it?s the later, but then I consider that there could also be a third option. I read once that Sting, when he wrote the classic Police song Eve...

    ????? ????? ????. ???? ????? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ?? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ???????. ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??????? ?? ??? ????...

    Preachy, pretentious, and awful portrayal of women. ...

    Timing is everything. If I'd read 'The Alchemist' four years ago, I'm sure I would have loved it. It deals in big, bold pronouncements of 'follow your dreams' et cetera et cetera, and it certainly makes you think about your own life and the pursuit of your own "Personal Legend" if you ...

    If books were pills, Alchemist would be a sugarcoated placebo with no real effect. Let's call it a feel-good homily. I have never read a book as meretricious as this one. Many reviewers have pointed out the problems with this 'celebrated' novel so I'd rather not expend any more words. ...

    O Alquimista = The alchemist, Paulo Coelho ????? ?????? ?????: ?? ??? ???? ??? 1996 ?????? ?????: ???????? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????? 1374? ??? ???...

    ????? :?? ?????? ??????? ??? ?? ???? ??? ???????. ?? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ???? ??????? ????????. ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ?? ??? ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ????...

    Everyone (save one guy) said I would love this book. Three of my four roommates have their own copies. That one guy was right. 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. It a...

    I will preface this review by saying I am amazed how wildly passionate people are in their feelings toward this novel regardless of whether they love or hate The Alchemist. I?m one of those people who love it. But, I understand why people are so passionate in their dislike of thi...

    SUCKS. ...

    For my dear friends Matt and Jean-Paul! Homework for "Introductory Course For Irony Disposal And Sarcasm Removal (ICFIDASR)", lesson one, re-submission number 47. I once read a book that inspired me to change my whole attitude towards reading. It was a medicine of universal, cos...

  • Nayra.Hassan
    Feb 10, 2016

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...

    ??? !!?????? ..????? ..????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? .. ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?????.. .????? ????? : ?? ?????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ..???? ?? ?????? ????...

  • Mohammed  Ali
    Sep 13, 2017

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let...

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, a...

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seem...

    ??? ??? ????? ! ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ? ? ?????? ??? ? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? .. ????? ?????? .. ??? ??? ?????? ...

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on...

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they mu...

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, ...

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the...

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.) Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Le...

    ????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ?????.. ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ???.. ????...

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me ...

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned** I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, ...

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ ????????????????? ~~~ Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????? 2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom ????? ?? ?????? ????? 1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations ???? ?? ????? ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Written simply and scripture-like, its reads at times too much like a children?s fable, but picks up steam near the end. ...

    ??????? ????? ????? .. ????? ???????? ??????? : ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ?? .. ???? ????? ???? ???????? ??????? " ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? " ? " ?????? ???...