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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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Nov 08, 2011

really liked it
Read from June 03 to 05, 2012

I enjoyed it. There really isn't much else I can say about it. Occasionally I felt that the words of various religions were awkwardly placed inside, but honestly...some religions have some common truth, don't they?

This is one of the books, I think, that will make more sense upon re-reading. But my first reading of it has been a pleasant one. I enjoyed the slightly fairytale-ish (I'm not sure how else to describe it at the moment - fable-ish? Parable-ish?) type of story. More than simply re-representing reality as most novels tend to do, this one tries also to teach. Perhaps...I'll have more insight on this upon another reading.

Disclaimer: I'm not a good literary critic. I just try to read and learn.

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