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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Review: The Alchemist


I would assume that you are lucky enough to enroll on humanities subject and been able to register on a subject were you mostly read books/novels and do either a reaction paper or review of that novel. However, most of college students don't feel reading a whole novel for the rest of the semester mainly because its sort of boring, I guess...


But you'll be MORE lucky enough if one of the novels that your professor require you to read was a novel entitled "The Alchemist" written by Paulo Coelho (i just hope you read it.. hehe!). This would probably the best ever written novel by Paulo Coehlo. I just love how the phasing of the story goes and with about less than 200 pages only, the story was smoothly plotted.

The story revolves on the main cast, Santiago, and his journey on searching for the "treasure." Did he really find the treasure that he is looking for or was it just a legend? The answer is on the book! So better grab one now! :)

Highly recommended for people who is searching for something that can make them complete. :)


8 comments:

Jag said...

hahaha tinamaan ako dun likas na tamad ako magbasa ng mga makakapal na books hehehe...pero minsan pag naku-curious ako sa libro binabasa ko ito every inch of it hehehe...

Ok, I will try reading that one hehehe...may ganyan ang kaibigan ko eh mahiram nga minsan hehehe...

Leah said...

I've read it.. and I simply love it. Totoong maikli lang sya, as compared to some novels na halos 3 inches thick..pero maganda syang basahin. =)

Benh said...

@Jag haha! minsan ako din naman tinatamad.. wala sa mood.. pag ganun, wag pilitin kasi di mo maeenjoy ang pagbabasa.. try mo pre, astig yang book na yan.. may moral lesson..

@Leah yeah! I bet everyone who reads it felt the same. Wala pa ata akong narinig na negative feedback sa book na yan. :)

khantotantra said...

May soft copy kaya niang book na yan?

Benh said...

@Khanto naku wala pre.. e-book un. Meron ako Postcard killers by James Patterson. hehe!

Will said...
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Will said...

I read this as a Literature major back in the university and sadly, I gave it a thumbs down. The translation is perhaps the reason why this book has a magical feel to it, but I highly doubt that Coehlo is a skilled writer in his own language.

Benh said...

@Will perhaps i focus more on the story of the book. Hehe! But I would still consider this as one of my fave novels out there.. Hehe! Great criticism though! You love reading books too?