The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

by Paulo Coelho | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by BookGroupMan of Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on 3/19/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 19, 2003
So its a bit hippy-drippy new age tosh, but I liked it more than I thought I would, or at least I disliked it less than I thought I would! Every one and their therapist has read it (2 people on my train this morning!), which is good enough for me. This is essentially a one-idea-novella, about fate, alchemy is a red herring. I sort of like the idea of fate, but can't believe it logically, but, I agree with Coelho (although I think he is gently teasing the gullible reader?), that it all comes down to strength of character, following your convictions to their conclusion, whether good or bad, being honest, being humble, and not having regrets. A perfect book for book crossing, I hope someone finds and it, and it inspires them to follow their own dream...

Journal Entry 2 by BookGroupMan at on Friday, March 28, 2003
Released on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at Gave to my wife to read in Woodbridge, England United Kingdom.

Something to shorten those long, cold, highland nights while you are away...enjoy

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