Hi everyone! How are you all doing?

Recently, I had read a book called “The Alchemist” written by Paulo Coelho and I thought I would do a book review on it today. This is the first review I have ever written so I am not quite unsure how this works but I decided to give it shot. Well let’s get to it!

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Author : Paulo Coelho
Genre : Adventure, Drama and Fantasy

Reading this book was a completely new and overwhelming experience for me as it is not like any other books I have ever read before. It is about spending one’s life making sure to fulfill all their dreams and wishes.

This book is about a boy named Santiago from Andalusia who has forever had the dream of travelling around the world. His father had told him that shepherds were the only people who travelled amongst them and therefore he became a shepherd. Lately he had been having a weird dream and decided to visit an old woman in Tarifa who was known to be capable of interpreting dreams. This Gypsy woman told him that a treasure awaits him in the Pyramid of Egypt. From his home in Spain, he travels to the crowded markets of Tangier, works in a crystal shop and finally to the Egyptian Deserts. During his journey, he meets some interesting people – a king, an Englishman and finally an alchemist. His encounter with the alchemist was one that he would never forget.

This book is about a simple boy following his dream to realize his destiny. His belief in recurring dreams and omens had truly helped him in finding his treasure. Little did he know that he was going to learn a lot on the way. Understanding the universe and the language of the world is not a easy thing but he had managed in accomplishing it.

Some favourite quotes from this book :

When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it.”
“Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor being severely tested”
“Luck and Confidence. It’s with those words that the universal language is written.”

Have you read The Alchemist? If so, what did you think of think of it?
Hope you enjoyed this post! See you all later! 🙂


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