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PDF ✓ BOOK The Alchemist FREE Ä JOIN OR CREATE BOOK CLUBS ò ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☆ The Alchemist Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever Withthan two million copies sold around the world The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever Withthan two million copies sold around the world The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic universally admiredPaulo Coelhos masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever foundThe story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us as only a few stories can about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts learning to read the omens strewn along lifes path and above all following our dreams I picked up a copy of this book because my students were reading it for their English class and I like to throw them off by slipping literary references into Algebra class I figured it was a short book it wouldn't take along time and it would give me a sense for what they were learning in their other classes and maybe spark some cross curricular ideasOh man was that a mistake It didn't do any of those things and apparently kids these days don't actually read their summer reading what a shame Instead I fell deeply in love with this book and have read it three times in the last two years It's the kind of book that works on than one level you have your hero who goes on an adventure learning from a wise mentor hitting roadblocks coming to know himself and the world around him before realizing that his true treasure was in himself all along and if that's all you get out of the book then that's fine but there's going on hereThe difficulty of the book is figuring out what that is The book constantly suggests and hints at lessons that seem at once a comment on ethics and metaphysics history and anthropology post colonialist critiue and folk fairy tale Biblical allusions abound next to Islamic lessons on the nature of God while institutions and mysticism are eually likely to be evoked and revoked There's always the sense as you read that there is something lingering under the surface but the minute that you try to grab it or write it in a review it seems to disappearThat seems to be the point of the book that the message is clear if you read it without trying to grab it Hold it loosely and it comes easily try to describe it and it flits away The book is allusive; it works on you without seeming to and at the end you're left both satisfied as the adventure concludes and also wanting or perhaps wanting to do Perhaps that's why I like this book so much it doesn't yield its secrets easily or perhaps it yields it too easily and you finish wondering where your heart and your treasure lie and what your personal legend might be I imagine that this book might say about its reader than its text when you know your own heart and your own journey well enough perhaps this will only remain a passing although enjoyable fairy tale

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever Withthan two million copies sold around the world The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic universally admiredPaulo Coelhos masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever foundThe story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us as only a few stories can about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts learning to read the omens strewn along lifes path and above all following our dreams This gift edition is beautifulIt comes in a lovely 'box' holder with a ribbon cover over it It's the ideal gift set

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The AlchemistThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever Withthan two million copies sold around the world The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic universally admiredPaulo Coelhos masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever foundThe story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us as only a few stories can about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts learning to read the omens strewn along lifes path and above all following our dreams This book was a poorly written schlock of new age rubbish It started out ok but then about the 10th time “Personal Legend” was teferenced it lost me The narrative is ok until the boy leaves the crystal store and then it’s just unreadable I really don’t see anything deep or profound here other than persevere I guess and you’ll get what you want Whatever