Have you read the Alchemist?

@vegegirl (828)
Australia
August 18, 2008 9:03am CST
Such a lovely simple book about a shepherd who is so happy doing what he does in the beginning even if others don't appreciate his job! And then when he travels through Spain to other European countries, I don't want to give too much away, but as they say, it is a book about following your dreams. I have bought it for people as a present. It is so easy to read.It makes me want to go to some of those countries - I don't know if I would be able to wander around as easily though.
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@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
18 Aug 08
Hi Vegegirl, That book is currently my top prescription to others in my office. Initially I thought it to be just another novel. But as I read on I got immersed in the message of the story, Follow your dreams, if you leave your dreams at the first attempt you will never see what you are meant to be. It is one of the greatest novels I ever read
@vegegirl (828)
• Australia
18 Aug 08
That's cool, that everyone in your office is reading it. Yes it is a special book, it is on many top booklists of all time. Thankyou for your response.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
I like it and I have read it many times. The book does not bore me at all. Very inspiring and such a good motivator.
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@vegegirl (828)
• Australia
19 Aug 08
Thanks adoremay. I will have to read it again, good idea, it has been a long time since I read it, so it would be a good time to read it now.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
Go on and let the desire of achieving your dreams keep on burning.
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@nizhama2 (295)
• Malaysia
18 Aug 08
I haven't read this book, but it sound interesting. I like that kind of story, following the dream will all the spirit. I try to get it...
@vegegirl (828)
• Australia
18 Aug 08
Thanks Nizhama, I hope you will really like it. Everyone I know who has read it likes it. The author has written quite a few special books and he is a best selling author who's books have been translated into many languages.
@paid2write (5202)
18 Aug 08
Yes I have read it and I thought there were some good lessons in it, particularly about recognizing signs and understanding them, which means being able to see opportunites in life, and to take a chance on them, because if you don't you won't be able to follow your dreams. I think we all have to go on our own personal journey through life, and we learn from it, even if we don't travel far in reality, we can travel in our thoughts. A good book can take you to new places and can lead you in a new direction.
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@vegegirl (828)
• Australia
18 Aug 08
Thankyou paid2write. Yes Coelho's books often take me to new places!