i just finished reading "the alchemist" by paulo coehlo. i had heard of it before, but it really didnt interest me until i heard someone else talk about it and give a little more information that intrigued me. it seemed like the book was about personal revelation and we all know how i struggle with that.
i really dont know what to say about this book. its odd. at first i thought the author might be lds because he seemed to be talking about tithing at the beginning of the book and then he mentioned the urim and thummim. i am almost embarrassed to admit this, but until i read this book i had no idea that the urim and thummim had been used before joseph smith. seriously. i just thought it was something the Lord gave to him alone. i guess that shows you how well read in the Old Testament i am. i even mentioned it to a jewish friend and she knew exactly what i was talking about. shame is my middle name.
SPOILER ALERT! if you plan on reading this book and dont want the end revealed to you, read no further.
the ending kind of irritated me. this poor shepherd kid went through a lot to find his treasure only to be lead right back to where he started. then he had to dig for quite a while to get to his literal buried treasure. everything was so symbolic and vague, but at the end, he dug under a tree where he used to sleep with his sheep and found a chest with gold and jewels in it. nice.
so now i have to follow my freakin personal legend. like i need something else to do.