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Lee Child
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Steven Pinker
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“Is this a joke?” Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

Someone said it better. 


Is it a joke?

I read it a long time ago and I hate it. 


Magic is not real. There is no destiny for anyone. The universe does not give a flying fuck if any specie survive, and it would not care if one person from one specie has to go somewhere or has to do something. 


Barnum Effect is at play when words are vague enough for everyone to read meaning into it. 


Talking a lot of woo would not make this person sound spiritual. I hope more people get this point. 


I give this book a half star.