Alchemist, The

Paulo Coelho
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.


Reviewed: 2017-07-22

Dream, courage, early settlement, love, listening to your gut, etc ... Every life is meant to accomplish something, big or small, significant or not, universal or personal, we all are meant to "do something" with our life. The Alchemist will give you the courage, a tale you need to refer to in times of disappoinment or self-doubt. 

I read it 3 times, each with 2 or 3 years in between the pick-up. And each time I realized different things about my life through the book. Being said that way, the book is metaphoric but extremely reflective as well.

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