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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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Jun 07, 11

bookshelves: brazilian-lit, summer11reading, graphic-novels
Read in June, 2011

This was not a great graphic novel. I actually thought I had requested the original novel from the library but apparently had requested this. So I read it anyways. Now I'm not sure if I want to read the original work, even if it has been a great success internationally, because the graphic novel storyline felt disjointed and uninteresting. For one, one character has a gun and everyone/everything else feels very olden-times. The characters didn't feel developed to me--who was Fatima? She wasn't the merchant's daughter? Maybe the so few women in the story were difficult to tell apart visually because they definitely had a princess Jasmine feel to their bodies.
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