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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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Jul 05, 10

Read in July, 2010

This was a book club selection or I wouldn't have read it. I actually missed the session because I couldn't get the book from the library in time. A testament to its popularity that there's a waiting list.

It's the usual New Agey/God stuff. Trust in yourself and the higher power and good things will happen. Yep, that's about it. The lesson is told in the tale of Santiago, a Spanish shepherd who's told to seek his fortune at the Pyramids. Lots of mystical and religious claptrap later, he finds it. The end.

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