So it turns out that there are two versions of the Omnivores Dilemma. I was reading it on my Kindle and about the time I got to chapter two I realized I was reading the Young Readers version. I have the right version on hold at the library. I got the Kindle version of Eating Animals. But there is something wrong with the formatting so I am getting the hardcover version. But I did get as far as chapter two, too. The section where he suggests we turn homeless dogs into pet food, I thought was very Johnathan Swift like. Anyway, I have had the Kindle version of the Alchemist on my Kindle forever. I decided that it was time to read it. The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo This book is very popular. According to the Huffington Post, The Alchemist has sold 65 million copies and been on The New York Times bestseller list for more than 315 weeks. It’s also been translated into 80 different languages, setting the Guinness World Record for the most translated book by any living author. It's also been recommended to me by a number of friends. However, I thought it was sort of lame. The message seemed to be contradictory and pseudo-mystical. Maybe I'm missing something. The whole thing is told like its a parable. But I didn't quite see anything in it that hasn't been said before - and much clearer - and with fewer words. The ending was surprising. I may have to sit and think about it some more.