Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho


Biggest letdown of the year. Read it in a single day. First twenty pages were good, rest of the book was recycled, impractical, selfish crap. Really hated it. Could have been very good, an interesting look at a culture based around both Catholicism and Islam, but no. Just a lot of bull. The whole, “A shepherd can always go back to his sheep” thing, for instance. If I thought my own happiness was the only thing important in the world, I might have liked it. But I didn’t. At all. Ugh. If we ever have a book burning…

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