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    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    So has anyone else read this book? And did you apply the things that you learnt from it to your own life?
     
         

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    Re: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho



    *ahem*

    And well.. I was already familiar with the philosophy-flavored teachings at hand, and I do still try to apply it into my life.
     
         

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    Re: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    Heard good things. Thinking about buying it after I finish rereading Enders Game. Worth reading?
     
         

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    Re: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    Quote Originally Posted by Jin Hayami View Post
    Heard good things. Thinking about buying it after I finish rereading Enders Game. Worth reading?
    Definitely. Especially for people who aren't familiar with alchemy to begin with, the story-build up won't bore you a sec.
     
         

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    Re: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    Such a great book, I read it a few years back and it's philosophies and principles are astounding.
     
         

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    Re: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    Quote Originally Posted by YowYan View Post
    Definitely. Especially for people who aren't familiar with alchemy to begin with, the story-build up won't bore you a sec.
    Alright. I'll give it a read.
     
         

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    Re: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    Quote Originally Posted by YowYan View Post


    *ahem*

    And well.. I was already familiar with the philosophy-flavored teachings at hand, and I do still try to apply it into my life.
    *tries very hard not to stare at your face*

    Yeah, I felt as if it was quite repetitive. The whole book is about this philosophy teaching and after 100 pages and after reading the same teaching over and over you actually start losing some interest in it. But since I'm always eager to know how the story will end like, I actually forced my way through it with a lot of willpower

    Quote Originally Posted by Jin Hayami View Post
    Heard good things. Thinking about buying it after I finish rereading Enders Game. Worth reading?
    It is a good book, although it can be quite confusing at times as the author repeats the same vague terms again and again, so you really need to read phrases like 3/4 times over before you get what he is actually trying to say. Overall it is quite a beautiful story, the end did feel a bit... weird. I never expected the ''treasure'' to be that.
     
         

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    Re: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    Quote Originally Posted by Machiko View Post
    *tries very hard not to stare at your face*

    Yeah, I felt as if it was quite repetitive. The whole book is about this philosophy teaching and after 100 pages and after reading the same teaching over and over you actually start losing some interest in it. But since I'm always eager to know how the story will end like, I actually forced my way through it with a lot of willpower



    It is a good book, although it can be quite confusing at times as the author repeats the same vague terms again and again, so you really need to read phrases like 3/4 times over before you get what he is actually trying to say. Overall it is quite a beautiful story, the end did feel a bit... weird. I never expected the ''treasure'' to be that.
    I'm scary-looking, I know.
    I also got some other books on my table. Like 'The Secret' < about the law of attraction. And one about the power of intention itself being able to influence the structure of matter.
     
         

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    Re: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    Quote Originally Posted by YowYan View Post
    I'm scary-looking, I know.
    I also got some other books on my table. Like 'The Secret' < about the law of attraction. And one about the power of intention itself being able to influence the structure of matter.
    It's quite the opposite.

    Hmmm, the Law of Attraction, I've read and heard a lot about it. I think I can give that book a try next.
     
         

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    Re: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    Quote Originally Posted by YowYan View Post
    I'm scary-looking, I know.
    I also got some other books on my table. Like 'The Secret' < about the law of attraction. And one about the power of intention itself being able to influence the structure of matter.
    Gotta say I dig the jacket bro.
     
         

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    Re: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    Quote Originally Posted by Jin Hayami View Post
    Gotta say I dig the jacket bro.
    haha thanks ^_^ Actually, I threw that one away yesterday after buying a new jacket ;p
     
         

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    Re: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    Nope, 'cause it's a bullshit, cookie cutter philosophy and the book is an over-hyped piece of crap.

    If you want to read real philosophy and books that can actually teach you something, read Hermann Hesse
     
         
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