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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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Dec 22, 2010

it was ok
Read from September 12 to 23, 2010

This is a pretty good book but without much content. It's a fast light read.

Read "Wind, Sand and Stars" by Exupery after reading this book to compare how the author talks about men of Sahara and insight into the human mind. Most of the reviews of this book say that they like that this book is simple. Simple is good, but what is it that you find difficult in other books? Is it just not knowing enough words? The descriptions in this book are rather shallow, I didn't feel much in the story.

I think this book is more religious than insightful. It focuses more on laws to live by instead of revealing something about humans. That's the kind of simplicity that I don't like. It doesn't make you think as much. What's really important is to be able to think, not to have blind faith.

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