The Alchemist

The Alchemist

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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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

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    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

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

    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. ...

    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...

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

    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...

    SUCKS. ...

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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

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

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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...

  • Joyzi
    Oct 04, 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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

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

    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. ...

    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...

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

    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...

    SUCKS. ...

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

    The book is full of messages and symbolizes our life actions interwoven in a very complex yet in elementary patterns which can be deciphered if one persists and have longing in his heart. It is not just following the heart blindly; but never ignoring what it says. Its important message...

    ???? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ???? ??? ?? ?? ????? ??? ?????? (?? ?? ??? ?? ??? ?? ??? ?? ???? ????? ???: ???? ????) ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?????? ??? "??? ???? ?? ??????? ...

    SPOILER ALERT! This book is very inspiring and what I really need right now to motivate myself with my everyday endeavors. In the end the boy in the story who was searching for his treasure, despite the long travels and experiences, find his treasure not in the place where he suspec...

  • 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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

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

  • 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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

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

    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. ...

    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...

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

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

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

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

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

    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. ...

    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...

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

    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...

    SUCKS. ...

  • Sanjay Gautam
    Dec 22, 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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

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

    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. ...

    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...

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

    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...

    SUCKS. ...

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

    The book is full of messages and symbolizes our life actions interwoven in a very complex yet in elementary patterns which can be deciphered if one persists and have longing in his heart. It is not just following the heart blindly; but never ignoring what it says. Its important message...

  • 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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

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

    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. ...

    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...

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

    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...

    SUCKS. ...

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

  • 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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

  • Florencia
    Jun 23, 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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

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

    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. ...

    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...

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

    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...

    SUCKS. ...

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

    The book is full of messages and symbolizes our life actions interwoven in a very complex yet in elementary patterns which can be deciphered if one persists and have longing in his heart. It is not just following the heart blindly; but never ignoring what it says. Its important message...

    ???? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ???? ??? ?? ?? ????? ??? ?????? (?? ?? ??? ?? ??? ?? ??? ?? ???? ????? ???: ???? ????) ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?????? ??? "??? ???? ?? ??????? ...

    SPOILER ALERT! This book is very inspiring and what I really need right now to motivate myself with my everyday endeavors. In the end the boy in the story who was searching for his treasure, despite the long travels and experiences, find his treasure not in the place where he suspec...

    "When you want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it". Well, I want that week of my life back (yes, a week; I ended up avoiding that thing). The Aesop's fables that came with my chocolates brought me more inspiration than this book. I knew it wasn't my ...

  • Foad
    Jan 11, 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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

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

    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. ...

    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...

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

    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...

    SUCKS. ...

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

    The book is full of messages and symbolizes our life actions interwoven in a very complex yet in elementary patterns which can be deciphered if one persists and have longing in his heart. It is not just following the heart blindly; but never ignoring what it says. Its important message...

    ???? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ???? ??? ?? ?? ????? ??? ?????? (?? ?? ??? ?? ??? ?? ??? ?? ???? ????? ???: ???? ????) ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?????? ??? "??? ???? ?? ??????? ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

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

    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. ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

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

    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 ...

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

  • 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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ???? ?? ????? ...

    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...

    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 ...

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