Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Don't read trash!
The sight of someone reading Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist never fails to make me wince! Paulo Coelho is supposedly "one of the most widely read, influential authors" today. I consider The Alchemist to be one of the most trashy books I've read. Pop philosophy makes good bestsellers, but what about gullible kids (and adults!) who get carried away by such absurdity? I do what I can by telling people I know not to read authors like Coelho and Richard Bach. So, if you are reading this blog, let me tell you this - If you want to read something good, read Dostoyevsky or Sartre instead. Or if you want something newer, try Ishiguro. But stay away from books like The Alchemist!