Wonder if anyone can help -- loking for the place in The Alchemist where istates that an issue or concern always resurfaces until it is resolved (or words to that effect). I could have sworn I'd read that idea there, but have scoured the text and can't find it again (should have uinderlined it in the first place!) I know that there are different editions; I have the Harper/Perennial isbn 0-06-250218-2.
>>By W-D (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:59)
well what can i say he insipres me now by following my personal legend and im hoping ill find my "fatima" like what santiago did in "the alchemist" paulo coelho rocks!!!!
>>By >>hannah>> (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:59)
I feel Paulo Coelhu so close to me.I have always been searching for the answers that he presents us with in all his books.I feel how my spirit has been freed up after i read "By the river Piedra I sat down and wept".One of my dreams is to meet him someday.Or perhaps write to him.Good luck with following your hearts ,my friends!I am doing my best,I believe you are too.
>>By Yanina (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:59)
He is definitely a great author...full of expression, spirit, mythe....he passes through ages....I love his "Veronika decides to die"....a manual of living
>>By gabimoro2002 (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:59)
O Diario de Um Mago - i`m only half way throgh with it and i can feel it taking over me already. maybe it`ll be only for today, but this book is forcing me to dig in my soul. it`s not the goal, it`s the road to it.
>>By Kris (Friday, 7 Mar 2003 12:43)
I liked his book "The Fift Mountain" the most. It's a wonderfull book that everybody should read. You will enjoy every page and after reading it you'll wish to do it again.
I also read his biografy and I found that he was a great person,full of experience,smart...
I would like to have a talk with him because I believe he could give me the answers onsome questions that I couldn't do myself.
>>By Antonija (Sunday, 4 May 2003 18:02)
he just rulez, I read one of his books just because a friend loves the books of this author so I was curious, the first book I read (of many) was "brida" then I just,... I don't know I felt as he was reading my mind... I started reading other of his books and he "answered" things to me that I even could ask myself, really!
just read his books, it's rare to find a book that can change your life forever, ther's one for everyone.....
>>By dianaedith (Sunday, 18 May 2003 07:02)
Alchemist i think is the most amazing book i've ever read..in my life..it's just so genuine and true and so simple... he's amazing author. Highly recommend to read. awsome stuff
>>By Anastasia (Wednesday, 21 May 2003 03:34)
His good but yeah i'm not a fan
>>By frank spencer (Thursday, 29 May 2003 13:35)
Im a real fan, I've read almost all of his books including: "Brida", :Fifth Mountain", "Maktub I", "Maktub II", "The Warrior of Light", "The Alchemist", "The Pilgrimage", "Veronika Decides to Die", "By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept", "The Devil And Miss Prym" and a couple more. I also had an opportunity to attend one of his speeches in Shiraz, Iran. As a fan I would like to know if he is ever coming to Canada for any reason. If anyone has any information, please post it on this page, I will check it.
Thank You Friends
>>By Persian (Saturday, 31 May 2003 05:51)
He is the best for me.It was difficult to me to find something really good to read and to think about until three years ago, when i casually read the first book from this author.
I have never understood being the fan of someone, but now i can say i am a big fan of this great author that so simply and sincerly reaches the hearts of everybody even of those who have forgotten to possess one able to love and suffer.
>>By albanian (Tuesday, 1 Jul 2003 16:06)
His books changed my live! I feel that I am able to change the day by day routine! I need to communicate with people who feel the same! His writing makes me aware of what happens around!
Write to me! I want to know people who feel this with their heart!
>>By Gabriel the romanian firstname.lastname@example.org (Friday, 18 Jul 2003 15:40)
I have been re introduced to Paulo as I read a reference to one of his books in a current read. I had read the Alchemist, several years ago at a much darker time in my life. I do remember if made me feel stronger and less alone. I can say without a doubt that the second time I read it, a few weeks ago, allowed me to feel that things were right in my way of thinking. Since then I have read Veronica decides to die and discovered again that things tend to happen for a reason. Life is often intent on teaching us things in order to prepare us for greater things. I think that he expresses these ideas in the very simplest of ways. He is a complex writer, who does not need to bludgeon us with complex and overly extropulated ideas. Never lose sight of the fact the simplest lessons are just that, simple...the nature of mankind is to aspire to simple happiness not complex happenstance...Andy
>>By fyr andy (Saturday, 27 Mar 2004 04:13)
I believe the phrase you might be referring to is, "A Blessing may become a curse when ignored" or possibly when the alchemist speaks in general of the fact the omens will constantly represent themselves to you in order for you to discover your personal goal - unless of course you ignore them
>>By philosophy_the_goat (Sunday, 8 Aug 2004 05:07)
I can only admire Coelho - his books are very special to me!!!
>>By Miss Krux (Wednesday, 11 Aug 2004 09:06)
he's one of the best writers ever in my opinion.he just touches my soul,and gives me answers to questions i didn't even know how to ask...and "veronica decides to die" saved my life.i am really grateful:)))))
i would love to meet him one day,yeah,he's an extraordinary man!
>>By Eli_Molko (Monday, 30 Aug 2004 02:04)
Anyone from you read "11 minutes", his last novel. i suggest to do it. It's an ironically story of our times....
>>By Felina (Monday, 30 Aug 2004 09:44)
yeah,i have read the book,it's definitely worth reading!
>>By Eli_Molko (Tuesday, 31 Aug 2004 03:56)
Paulo Coelho speaks to the pilgrim within.
>>By bobo (Wednesday, 8 Sep 2004 13:24)
i think Paulo Coelho gives food to the soul..and im thankful that i found his books :-)
>>By julie (Friday, 17 Sep 2004 16:19)
I loved Manual of the warrior of light, it inspired me to think about what i was donig in my life...
>>By pinkfluffybrickmeister (Friday, 14 Jan 2005 13:16)
ever read up any magical realism
>>By LINZ OF ASTRA (Monday, 17 Jan 2005 12:16)
Aaah....Define what magic realism is?
>>By pinkfluffybrickmeister (Friday, 29 Apr 2005 16:44)
Veronika Decides to Die is my most favourite book. Any ideas of what should I read next?
>>By sp1kee (Friday, 21 Oct 2005 06:01)
it has been years since i read The Fifth Mountain but i still remember it...it is one of my favourite books.it is very impressive...
>>By pelitonick (Wednesday, 30 Nov 2005 11:55)
'Veronica decides to die'. A masterpiece - it helped me to concentrate on the positive side of the life, celebrate with gratitude every single day of it, adoring even the insignificant and boring everday details....
Take your time, read it - it's worth it
>>By Anima pia (Saturday, 17 Dec 2005 20:41)
If you likes ''Veronica decides to die" .. You should read "The Alchemist " next..
I think Gabriel Garcia Marquez is excellent with Magical realism ....
>>By mint (Wednesday, 25 Jan 2006 16:29)
The Alchemist impressed me so much. When I finished the book, I felt like the space is waiting for my dream:)…..It is no word that can describe that book. It is more than great :)
>>By maja_jovanova (Friday, 12 May 2006 12:26)
He is a great philosopher and an average novalist.Fifth Mountain and Alchemist become classics but later novels like Zahir is not up to the mark.Any way he is now the leading lamp of the novel world after Gabriel Garcia Markose
>>By santhosh (Friday, 12 May 2006 19:16)
Paulo Coelho he is launching his new book, The Witch of Portobello, through his blog
I got wind of this through his warrior of light newsletter
best to all and see you there!
>>By Dierdre (Friday, 2 Mar 2007 03:40)
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