7.24.2006

Review: The Alchemist



The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

This is a "fable" that was recommended for reading and discussion for my adult group at the library. I've not read it before, so I was curious as to what it was about.

This is a very easy, meandering read (it's less than 200 pages) written is very simple, straightforward (though not childish) language about a shephard who goes on a quest for his "personal legend". I think this is one of those titles where you have to be in the right frame of mind, or ready to find your spiritual guide before it really "speaks" to you. I'm curious how my perception changes after our discussion tomorrow evening...

If you enjoy eastern-philosophy-mixed-with-western-ideals, you may enjoy this title.

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