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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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it was amazing
bookshelves: classics

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

–Paolo Coelho

I don't know what there is to say about the Alchemist that hasn't been said except that all the hoopla is totally earned. This book is a pivotal moment for many a creative, a romantic, and an idealist, and I'm no exception.

With strong religious themes, the story reads as a modern day parable, and that's the best way to take it in. I don't consume many books in one sitting, but this was one where I did, on a train ride through Denmark.

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Reading Progress

July 1, 2013 – Started Reading
July 2, 2013 – Finished Reading
November 19, 2016 – Shelved
November 19, 2016 – Shelved as: classics

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