Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Review: The Alchemist

The Alchemist
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a delightful little book I enjoyed reading very much. People have critiqued it as being contrived, redundant, cheesy, etc. I guess I picked it up in the library not knowing anything about it and didn't realize so many people are taking this book seriously. It's a fun little read but nothing I could imagine "learning" from. A beautiful tale, all in all.

[Addendum May 7th, 2012]

It's been two and half years since I listed this audiobook, and while I barely remember the story, I remember sitting in my car during my lunch break in the shade, eating a sandwich, and just having fun with the story. I have an overall 'glow' feeling when I think about The Alchemist, something I can't say I have with many of the books I read (or listen to, when I had my crazy commute when we lived in Michigan).

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