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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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Oct 07, 11

bookshelves: fiction, read-in-2011
Read from October 05 to 07, 2011

The Alchemist is a simple story, telling the simple and most basic truths of life. It is a great philosophical book that teaches of destiny and following your life head on and most importantly not fearing uncertainty.

We've heard that this book, "it had poor plot development" or "it was too simple", yes, that's right, but the purpose of the book isn't to be some wordy novel using ten dollar words to "seem" intelligent. Instead it tells its story by breaking up the main characters journey into smaller stories that teach us about the simple truths in life.

Overall, it's a great story as I learned so much from it. The story makes you think of your morals and beliefs as a human towards yourself and towards others. Read it and enjoy it's simplicity, don't go in to it expecting intricate writing and plot development because it was never meant to be that.
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Quotes Liwin Liked

Paulo Coelho
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho
“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho
“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”
Paulo Coelho, Alchemist


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