The Alchemist by Paul Cohelowhatshisface

Discussion in 'Books' started by Sebbi, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Sebbi

    Sebbi Senior Member

    I just finished reading this and loved it.

    Has anyone else read it?

    I'd love to hear what you think.


  2. AquaMoon

    AquaMoon Member

    Another book that has come highly recommended and that I've been meaning to read. Will let you know when I have read it!
  3. TerrapinRose

    TerrapinRose Member

    Wonderful book,man!I read it a few years ago and have given away like 10 copies of it to people.I'd recommend it for everybody.
  4. Beautiful_Day

    Beautiful_Day Member

    Just started reading dad said it was good and i liked The Pilgrimage by the same author so i thought i give it a read:p
  5. alex714

    alex714 To the Left

    didge recommended this book to me and i loved was very touching and such a beautiful story. i was totally enthralled when reading it, its one of my favs.
    its a simple story but a lot can be drawn from it
  6. metro

    metro self-banned

    I liked it too, I gave my sister a copy for Christmas. Veronica Decides to Die by this author (Paulo Coelho) is also great.
  7. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    Hehe, it's funny, I did a post on that book a few weeks ago, and everyone said it sucked, and in this one, everyone loves it!
  8. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    Do a search before posting, Penny indeed posted a thread like this a couple of weeks ago.

    And i still think that this book is terrible...
  9. didge

    didge Member

    its a beautiful book, this is my favourite outa all o paulos that ive read..ya should check out his others esp, veronika decides to die...

    althou he touches religion alot, he does it in a universal sense that everyone can relate ta, and he doesnt shove his opinions down peopls throats...

    after readin his books, i always have a warm feelin in my anythins possible.:)
  10. Ayesha

    Ayesha Member

    I don't like it... The message is kinda beautiful, but his literary quality is none and I think that it is a "Light book", best seller, writen to sell... I already gave my opinion in Penny's post...I think his best book is probably "Veronica decides to die"... At least it is more original...
  11. sky_pink

    sky_pink er... what's the time?

    I don't see what the hype is all about... the book is one of the worst I've read.
  12. didge

    didge Member

    well thats simply somethin i cant understand....
    but each to their own..

    just outa interest...whats yer favourite book to read?
  13. sky_pink

    sky_pink er... what's the time?

    Oh, I honestly cannot pick a favourite! They're way too different from each other. If we are speaking more or less about philosophical books (yet fiction), I would have to say almost anything by Hesse. I also enjoyed reading the Earthsea series by Ursula Le Guin (it's not entirely philosophical, but I really appreciate the philosophical ideas there). A book that seems a tad too sentimental to me (at times), but is still a great book and probably the one most similar to The Alchemist is The Little Prince.

    These would be my favourites when speaking about fiction based on philosophy. As literature is one of the most important things in my life, I enjoy works of many different genres, of course. [​IMG]
  14. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    Ahhhhh... I PERSONALLY really love that book, but I wouldn't say it's that amazing. It's more personal than anything else... but like I said before as a reply to sky_pink, it's true that The Little Prince, in the same style, is much better.
  15. didge

    didge Member

    thank ya m'dears...

    i now have a new book to track down!


    i'll read it and get back to yaz:)
  16. han_tigger

    han_tigger Member

    I just read this book, everyone kept recommending it to me at uni so i thought i'd actually get round to reading it, was very different to what i had expected! Simple to read, but the ideas are more complex! I liked the novel, was inspiring and interesting and gave you some new ideas and views on things! Worth reading definatly!


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