Book Review: The Alchemist

The Alchemist - 10th Anniversary Edition
The Alchemist – 10th Anniversary Edition by Paulo Coelho
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This was a cute story that I might have liked better had it been shorter and had it been a little subtler.

The part about talking with one’s heart (and the general oneness of existence) tied in with the kind of thing I’ve been looking at in my own life and meditation practice, so that part was a little more interesting to me. But I really would have appreciated if the author had employed a less direct manner of passing along the insights in the tale.

It’s too bad I missed the book club discussion of this book. I would have liked to have heard what the other members thought of it, especially after they all hated Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

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