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The alchemist
Paulo Coelho
Adult Fiction COELHO

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Guthema R. said:
This modern classic tale is the magical story of a boy called Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd who was inspired by his own dream to go out into the world and quest for “his treasure that has been buried under the Egyptian sands." On his way, he meets friends and formidable obstacles. As he nears the end of the journey he discovers that the treasure is the journey itself. This book is about realizing one’s dream no matter how far and how difficult it seems. The fact that the tale is full of simplicity, wisdom, love and human kindness, it makes you think and feel the depth of your soul. I recommend it to everyone who wants to awaken and follow his/her dreams.
posted Sep 7, 2006 at 11:07AM
Avatar for Tanzim Tanzim said:
The alchemist is such a great book that anyone could ever imagine. 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.
posted Jul 31, 2008 at 10:16AM
Tanzim said:
The alchemist is such a great book that anyone could ever imagine. 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.
posted Jul 31, 2008 at 10:16AM
suldan said:
this book is about a boy who aspires to be a shepard and live with his sheep but along the way he has a dreams about being in egypt with a treasure, he goes to a gypsy,hopin she would help him when that dosn’t turn out he looks for other sources and he finds an old king, a crstal merchanta theif ,an englishman, an alchemist, and his love fatima, the all conspire him to find his personal legend (except the theif)bascally they all tell him the same thing dont give up be persistent and always follow 2 things the omens and your heart along the way he learns the language of the world, the language of the dessert, and the soul of the world.
posted Feb 18, 2010 at 6:50PM
Avatar for Marsap Marsap said:
An allegorical novel, The Alchemist follows the journey of a shepherd boy named Santiago. Santiago, believing a recurring dream to be prophetic, decides to travel to a gypsy in a nearby town to discover its meaning. She tells him that there is a treasure in the Pyramids in Egypt. Early into his journey, he meets an old king, who tells him to sell his sheep to travel to Egypt and introduces the idea of a Personal Legend. Your Personal Legend "is what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is. He adds that "when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it". This is the core theme of the book. Along the way, he encounters love, danger, opportunity, disaster and learns about himself and the ways of the world. I am not really sure how I feel about this book. I found it a little contrived—though I know it is really a fable about personal destiny and following your dream. What I took from the book is that the journey is your treasure not gold or jewels you find in the end. 3 out of 5 stars.
posted Jul 2, 2013 at 11:03AM
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