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Reading The Alchemist and The Road side by side together

was an interesting experience.

The Alchemist follows the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. Believing a recurring dream to be prophetic, he asks a Gypsy fortune teller in the nearby town about its meaning. The woman interprets the dream as a prophecy telling the boy that he will discover a treasure at the Egyptian pyramids.


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The Road is a 2006 post-apocalyptic novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy. The book details the journey of a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by …

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I read The Road a few years ago. I can’t remember much now but I remember that I really liked it.

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it gets too much when the author talks abt frying babies on bbq or finding a burnt baby on some abandoned bbq.

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it is kinda repetitive but thats the charm in his way of writing. unique and great author. one of a kind. people can emulate him if they try. i saw some great impersonations on goodreads.

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https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/3355573-the-road

“Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.”

― Cormac McCarthy, The Road

“There is no God and we are his prophets.”

― Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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Have you all seen the movie The Road? It was pretty depressing. Great movie.

"It doesn't matter who hurt you,or broke you down,what matters is who made you smile again."

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I'd find reading two books at the same time too distracting. I like to concentrate fully on one single thing and would find both stories less intense because of divided attention.
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