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Better to read the plain book.
on August 27, 2012
I read Coelho's book before trying this graphic novel. In comparison, I found the graphics distracting; I was less able to imagine the characters while reading as I was forced to look at the artists rendition of their faces, which was different than I had pictured them. The artist is talented, so not for any lack of skill, but it was just too much.
Overall, if you're looking to become acquainted with The Alchemist, I would suggest reading the first book, not the graphic novel.