Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.
I have to be honest and tell you that I only read The Alchemist because my dad forced me to and I'm happy that he did, I believe that this is the kind of book that everyone has to read at least once in their life and you really have to take your time reading it because if you don't you can lose sight of some of the things it has to offer.
There are many life lessons that I took to heart from this book and I look forward to applying them in my day to day life because I believe that I'm not taking advantage of everything that life has to offer.
This is the kind of book that has you thinking what are you doing with your life, what you're gonna do in the future and how you're gonna take advantage of your current situation.
This is not a very long review because I don't want to spoil it but if you're going through a rough patch or just want to distract yourself I recommend you to read The Alchemist because it's not a long book, you can read it in a day or less if you really put your mind to it.
I read it a long time ago and I want to re-read it because I'm sure that every time that you read it you're gonna get something different and new from it depending on how you're feeling or why you're reading it. I can truthfully say that this is one of my favorite books and I would love to hear what you thought about it. Because at the end of the day every one of us thinks differently and takes something different from every book.
Published by Daniela Cantu