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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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Jan 27, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: read-in-2011
Read from January 27 to 28, 2011

This was highly recommended to me. I suppose it's well done for what it is -- inspirational reading, I guess. Just not my thing. I grew quickly impatient and found it hard to finish. Follow your bliss, live your dream, listen to your heart, the language of the world. Your treasure is right in your own back yard. Is it meant to be a children's book? What bothered me most was the notion that if you wish for something hard enough, the universe will conspire to make it happen. (So I guess if you don't get your wish, it's your own fault.) The triumph of faith over reason. Disturbing.

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