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But how do you even know it is bad? The profound lessons you’ll learn from this book amount to nothing more than several variations on the theme of “only The problem with this book is not just that it’s bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how alchhimista totally changed their lives.

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His journey is full of adventure and lessons, while he also finds the privilege of meeting a king, a desert alcbimista and an alchemist, each adding to his life new turns and perceptions.

And the story isn’t even worth it – basically it takes over pages to tell you what destiny is. The last half was both well written and inspiring, with an ending that pulled the threads together very nicely. And gives two stones to the shepherd; Coellho and Turim, the black and white stones, for divination purposes.

Laurence Fishburne is set to direct, and to play the eponymous character. Both of them are short novels novellas, really that tell about a simple and fairly unremarkable boy going through many encounters to find ultimate enlightenment. Cross posted at This Insignificant Cinder Santiago wanted to travel Originally written in Portugueseit became a widely translated international bestseller.

Spain, Andalucia Santiago is questioned: They are filled up with calories, which causes their bodies to believe that they have been fed a nutritious meal, when in fact their brains are lulled into sheep-like somnambulism. What do they cost? This was about realizing your destiny, or “personal legacy. And that to me is how the author helped himself.



But, it was a recommendation, and everybody was talking about it, so I tried. But not a word was told of Kant, Yet they reached and easily The very same conclusions! Honestly, i struggle to see what anyone sees in it. The Experimental Witch where he coeloh his readers to adapt to the screen his book The Witch of Portobello. In plain terms, I liked it and the message of the book was verily intense. Retrieved from ” https: Still, irony and a love of absurdity hovered around me as I searched for the true meaning in this book, and why it appears to offer a powerful message alchiimista so many.


If you ignore much of the language of the book, this is a paper-thin rehashing of Rand-like individualism Atlas Shrugged The Fountainhead. Is it not quite self-evident that they have not read any books in their young lives – they are sheep after all, and won’t read in their old age either, I assume? View all 42 comments.

I fear voelho the result of taking such a message seriously will be to make the successful even more self-satisfied, the narcissistic more self-absorbed, and the affluent more self-congratulatory. I sipped some sweet tea from a crystal goblet, and plodded on through the desert of thought that is this book. It’s lighthearted, but also thought-provoking. I got so bored with it all that I just snarkily mocked it.


In he was desperate. However, there were also a lot of moments were I completely zoned out while listening to the narrator. The book had a lovely cover made of nicely textured stock that felt good in my hands.


You should do all that is in your power to get it and above all, you should trust your capacity and abilities. You get the same ‘inspirational’, ‘deep’ things that you get with almost every self-help book about how you have a path in your life and about how you must f Nope. Meanwhile he helps the business prosper for the Merchant. This isn’t a joke. At the same time, those who are unfortunate will blame themselves for their bad fortune, those who lack self-esteem will lose what little they have, and the poor will see–no, not God, as the beatitude says, but–the poor will see they have only themselves to blame.

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Two of the alchimjsta themes which were hammered in over an Everyone save one guy said I would love this book. He tried regrettably,he reckons using his theatre pupils in magic But most of all, I was just pissed off at how many times Santiago mentioned his motherfucking sheep, and you can see my slow buildup of fury.

The closer one gets to realizing his Personal Legend, the more that Personal Legend becomes his true reason for being, thought the boy.

Reading, and disliking this, was something of a watershed: View all 33 comments. I mean every supposedly dramatic realisation was blindingly simplistic. View all 32 comments. But very often, he hits painfully far from the mark in his attempt to convert me to his literary tastes.