Alchemist, The

Paulo Coelho
"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams." 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. 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.


Reviewed: 2021-12-08
filled w wisdom and persistence.
Wut I really admire about it is the idea of Language of the world
Reviewed: 2021-07-04

Without exaggeration, this is probably the best book I’ve ever read.

Reviewed: 2021-04-10
Spanish shepherd boy travels from Spain to Egypt to find his Personal Treasure.  Learns life lessons along the way.  Really disliked this book.  Very preachy, focused on man's relationship with God.  Bleah.
Reviewed: 2020-09-19
Maybe I missed something? How is this considered a modern classic?
Reviewed: 2020-09-19
Maybe I missed something? How is this considered a modern classic?
Reviewed: 2020-05-28
New Age nonsense tailored to be inspiring for people living boring lives. It's seemingly a good, manipulative strategy for selling books.
Reviewed: 2020-04-04
Harper Collins
Reviewed: 2020-02-16
Great life lessons throughout the book. A bit short, but very good.
Reviewed: 2020-01-04
This was really great. I didn't really know what to expect going in but I really enjoyed it! I also really loved all the biblical and mythical stories weaved through the narrative. So good and such a quick read (even though it took me much longer than it should)
Reviewed: 2016-12-28

Beautiful little book. Quick read.

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