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O AlquimistaL'Aluimista relata el viatge del jove Santiago ue va deixar les seves ovelles als camps d'Andalusia per endinsar se en el desert camí de les Piràmides. I need to start this review by stating 1 I can't stand self help books and 2 I'm a feminist no I don't hate men some men are uite awesome but I am very conscious of women and our place in the worldShort summary mild spoilers A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Legend' in traveling from Spain to the Pyramids in Egypt searching for treasure Along the way he learns 'the Language of the World' the 'Soul of the World' and discovers that the 'Soul of God' is 'his own soul'If the statements in uotes above 'personal legend' etc fascinate you then you'll enjoy this book If you think they are hokey and silly then you'll think this is a terrible book If you think statements such as When you want something all the universe conspires you to achieve it and All things are one are moving and life changing you'll love this book If such statements have you rolling your eyes then this isn't your cup of teaIts not that I find anything wrong with these messages They are important but must be balanced with responsibility In my experience 'following your dreams' or personal legend is not the only way toward wisdom and strength Is the person who struggles to put food on the table every day for his or her family consciously realizing that he or she may not be following his or her 'personal legend' any less heroic than some traveler who leaves everything and everyone he or she is responsible for to go on a spiritual uest Coelho comes close to labeling such people as losers in life which I find completely off the mark as some of these people have the most to offer in terms of wisdomThe issue of responsibility is also part of this book's sexism The main male characters in the novel have 'Personal Legends' they are either seeking them or have achieved them or have failed to achieve them But Coelho never mentions 'Personal Legend' with regard to women other than to say that Fatima Santiago's fiance is 'a part of Santiago's Personal Legend Thats fine but what about her own Personal Legend Instead of traveling to find her dreams she is content to sit around do chores and stare everyday at the desert to wait for his return This is her 'fate' as a desert women The fact that women don't have Personal Legends is even galling considering the fact that according to Coelho even minerals such as lead and copper have Personal Legends allowing them to 'evolve' to something better ie goldIn the ideal world presented in THE ALCHEMIST it seems that the job of men is to seek out their personal legends leaving aside thoughts of family and responsibility and its the job of women to let them and pine for their return Of course someone has to do the unheroic inconvenient work of taking care of the children the animals the elderly the illIf everyone simply goes off on spiritual uests deciding they have no responsibility other than to seek their Personal Legends no one would be taking responsibility for the unglamorous work that simply has to take place for the world to runOn the other hand what if both men and women are allowed to struggle towards their 'Personal Legends' and help each other as best as they can towards them but recognize that their responsibilities may force them to defer compromise or even 'sacrifice' their dreams This may seem depressing but it isn't necessarily Coelho seems to think that Personal Legends are fixed at childhood or at birth or even before and are not changeable they have to be followed through to the end no matter how silly But in my experience many people have chosen to adjust compromise and even 'give up' on their dreams only to find that life grants them something better or they have a new better dream to follow a path providing greater wisdom For me these people have a realistic humble fair and less cliched vision of the world than Paulo Coelho's vision in THE ALCHEMIST

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A través d'un llenguatge planer Coelho construeix un símbol cristal·lí sobre l'home els seus somnis i la vida en el món Comparada sovint amb El Pe. I feel like everyone LOVES this book but I was kind of underwhelmed I know that translation affects the uality of writing but I could not get into this writing style At all I felt like it was totally affected and contrived He was going for this fableparable style but it seemed to fail miserably The parable like uality was totally contrived and I thought the moral was pretty stupid Moral everything you want and need is close to home Take chances Follow your personal legacyThenthere was a supernatural element which was just plain dumb Granted I am not religious I think god fearing people get out of this bc they can take that leap of faith excuse the phrase If this was supposed to be a story of magic I may have been into it But it was supposed to be a simple story of knowing yourself And I think philosophically speaking when you truly know yourself that is when you truly realize your destiny Why do you need supernatural forces to convey that message This was about realizing your destiny or personal legacy It could have been done without the hocus pocus and yes the cheese In short the book attempted to be deep and failed Speaking with the wind and the sun and being a shepherd and getting over personal hardship all as part of a transparent higher plan read personal legacy doesn't make a plot deep A character simply called boy and short sentences doesn't make a story a fable Learning from your flocks and from nature doesn't make a character inexplicably wise I really got nothing out of this bookIt is short though The book came very highly recommended Read it to judge the hype for yourself After all a whole nation including Bill Clinton who I'm into thought it was a touching account that personally changed them Then again this is the same country who thought The Celestine Prophesy was worthwhile Gag

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Read & Download Ä O Alquimista å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À [Epub] ➞ O Alquimista Author Paulo Coelho – L'Aluimista relata el viatge del jove Santiago ue va deixar les seves ovelles als camps d'Andalusia per endinsar se en el desert camí de les Piràmides A travésTit Príncep i Joan Salvador Gavina auesta novel·la ha captivat milers de lectors d'arreu del món i ha obtingut un important reconeixement internacion. The problem with this book is not just that it's bad which it certainly is but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble minded they must be to get any kind of philosophical nourishment out of this inexhaustible stream of clichés The profound lessons you'll learn from this book amount to nothing than several variations on the theme of only the very ugly is truly beautiful only the very stupid are really intelligent only black is white only up is down etc etcThe writing is too simple to be really bad but it's the content that gets you By the end of the book you'll want to track down the philosopher's stone yourself and carefully beat Coelho to death with it