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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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Mar 12, 09

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Read in February, 2009

** spoiler alert ** As usual I went browsing on the hold shelves at my local library and came up with a book I probably never would have chosen otherwise. The book was well-written and thoughtful; although, I probably wouldn't have gotten some of the premise of the book without having read the introduction. The whole idea of following dreams to find our treasure and not giving up in the face of 'adult' realities was a good message. I was, however, disappointed at the end to find a real treasure instead of some more meaning to his life. I guess he did find that in a sense as he found other things along the way. I just wonder whether we must all go after such a real treasure to find happiness and contentment along the way. I almost wish the treasure would have been a lesson learned on how to be happy.
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