I just started The Alchemist over the weekend, and I'm almost done. About 40 pages left. It's a really compelling read considering how simple it is. Really dense thematically in spite of a really simple journey presentation. It harkens me back to my days of reading philosophy, where the reading wasn't as important as the digestion of it. I'm really enjoying it. It's the type of thing I have to read with a highlighter and a pen to take notes, yet I can still blast through it in a week.
That is one of my all-time favorite books... good choice!
I remember reading maybe 1/3 of this in high school for English class, liking it but never finishing it. Decided to go back and finish it this time. Decent book about philosophy (although a bit dry and plain in some sections) and I like the meta-fiction angle it takes.
I always like informative type books like this. Definitely like the first half of it. I've only gotten one chance to read it, but I'll probably be able to finish it soon.
Even though I'm trying to become an author, most novels bore me.
That's a great book. I love Gladwell. No one does a better job of explaining our culture's instincts. He takes stuff that feels like "just is", and gets to "why". Everytime I read anything of his, I spend the next few weeks just thinking about stuff differently. It's a cool feeling.
I finished The Alchemist last week. The best way I can describe it is Pretty. It sounds like a lame compliment, but it's actually a great honor from me.
I hope to get the opportunity to trade it for a thicker book someday that I can use as a pillow ... because sadly ... I'm the crystal shop keeper.