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The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel (an illustrated interpretation of The Alchemist) Hardcover – November 23, 2010
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“The bright, vivid, sometimes even sexy (is that weird to say?) illustrations bring new life to the classic story and remind us why it’s one of the best-selling books of all time.” (marieclaire.com)
“A beautifully done story with gorgeous illustrations. What’s truly important about the story comes shining through in the dialogue as well as the images; the most important thing is to strive to accomplish your dreams. A beautiful story, well worth the time to read.” (There's a Book)
“The look is glossy and warm, with handsomely chiseled heroes and buxom women. Coelho himself was the model for the King of Salem, one of the characters who helps guide the shepherd boy.” (Los Angeles Times)
“This modern classic, a celebrity...translates perfectly to the graphic-novel genre, enlivening the story of Santiago’s search for treasure from Spain to Tangier and across the Egyptian desert.” (USA Today)
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Overall, if you're looking to become acquainted with The Alchemist, I would suggest reading the first book, not the graphic novel.
"You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say.Read more ›
Like many readers of the original novel, I had a favorite part of the story and a favorite character. In my head, not only could I hear music, but tended to see living scenes - like a movie.
So when the author made an announcement that his book was going to be published into graphic novel format, I was excited for the new readers (kids that prefer story telling through images more than text or in addition to text). Curiousity led to wondering how the artist's pictures would paint the scene where Santiago turns himself into the wind, and how my favorite character, Melchizedek, would be portrayed.
Then several months of waiting began. Boy, it's not easy. It doesn't get easier waiting for Paulo's new books. The release date of November 23, 2010 seemed a long, long way off.
But the waiting became fun, an adventure in itself, for many of us. Then, on November 22, my copy arrived!
Well, without spoiling the fun, let's just say that I wasn't disappointed!! Magic on every page, simply brilliant. Actually, I'm thrilled. Can one be more enthusiastic than that?
Happy Birthday to The Alchemist Graphic Novel and Happy Reading to previous fans and new ones! This was a dream come true for Paulo Coelho. And we all get to enjoy it, WOW!
I recently purchased another copy as a gift for my daughter's boyfriend. Overnight he had already read half the way through, and wished he also had a copy of the novel. And was really glad that I had taken a copy of the novel along too. You have a new fan Paulo.
The only things, specifically, that made me feel off about the book was some things seemed too modern for the time that I felt like the book was set in, but I guess that could be blamed on my own doing. E.g. The illustrated gun, but that was all I can't think of off the top of my head.
I'd definitely recommend getting this or getting a hold of it from/at a library, but probably only after you've read and liked the actual book. :D
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son read this for class, enjoyed it so much, he wanted me to read itPublished 24 days ago by Tamara A. martin
I thought this was a real book. It's a comic book. The cover should say so.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I loved Coelho and I have read the Alchemist but this book was a book waste! Really dull! Very poor animation! Don't waste your money on it.Published 4 months ago by Paul Valencia
My mistake. I did not realize Graphic Novel meant all pictures. Not impressed. I then ordered the "regular" book.
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I really loved the book. I love how the author provokes the reader to follow his/her dreams and to pay attention to the good and bad omens in their lives.Published 5 months ago by OBryan Darnell Clark
bought the book as a need for ENG 089. Proffessor said it would be life changing... after reading it, it was more meh than anything elsePublished 5 months ago by Andres M. Rodriguez