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Review: The Alchemist

User Review  - Ruth - Goodreads

I'm not sure I get it. Or maybe I do get it, and just think it's bollocks. Two stars for having a vaguely diverting story somewhere beneath all the cod philosophy, and for the climactic 'talking to the wind' scene which had a genuinely folkloric feel that I liked. Read full review

Review: The Alchemist

User Review  - Ramkumar R - Goodreads

Utter Crap.... Read full review

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User Review  - katie - Goodreads

For all of the rave reviews this book has gotten, to me it was just OK at best. While I did appreciate the allegory at times and highlighted a few passages, I often found myself having a hard time ... Read full review

Review: The Alchemist

User Review  - Chris Gager - Goodreads

Pretty famous book, but basically unknown to me. I have heard of the author from a magazine article(I assume). I must've rescued this somewhere. I HOPE this guy isn't the Rod McKuen of fantasists, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Konstantin - Goodreads

[rating = D+] An enlarged fairy tale that rings as true as time itself. Actually, the story can also be looked at as an elongated tale from One Thousand and One Nights. The boy is na´ve, but he is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tnwoodland - Goodreads

The head of the story promised some magic and charm but it fails to deliver. It's like semantic satiation. After page 50, the exploration of the heart, god, war, love, and other cliches becomes so ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda G. Stevens - Goodreads

A quest narrative about a Spanish shepherd boy who sells his flock of sheep to go see the Pyramids. Along the way, he meets Melchizedek, a crystal merchant, an Englishman pursuing alchemy, and an ... Read full review

Review: The Alchemist

User Review  - Goodreads

I enjoyed very few parts of this. It was way too biblical and preachy for me. Read full review

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User Review  - TAMA - Goodreads

OK ppl get ready to hate on me! I hate self help and i find it a complete bullshit , fooling people into believing their current life sucks and they need to change, start seeking their dreams and shit ... Read full review

Review: The Alchemist

User Review  - Goodreads

OK ppl get ready to hate on me! I hate self help and i find it a complete bullshit , fooling people into believing their current life sucks and they need to change, start seeking their dreams and shit ... Read full review


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