I’m not an enthusiastic reader, but I tried late to read more books than before. I do not believe the problem for me is to read a book, but to take the step to read one. Reading is important because it helps to develop yourself and stimulate your mind. Recently I read “The Alchemist” after a long time. After a friend recommended it, I read it perfectly. The book is lovely and a masterpiece of inspiration.

About The Book ‘The Alchemist’

It was originally written and published in Portuguese. It is an international bestseller and has been translated into more than 70 languages. The book is relatively short, having only approximately 167 pages. The matter is to find the purpose or destiny in life.

Plot Of The Book ‘The Alchemist’

The story is about a Spanish shepherd boy named Santiago. He is always dreaming of riches hidden in the Pyramids of Egypt. Upon meeting an older King, he begins a journey to follow his dream and offers him magic stones and advice.

Santiago crosses the Mediterranean sea and the Sahara to find his riches in Egypt, and to fulfill the intention of his life story.

The book describes his life and the numerous meetings he attends as he follows his dream. Throughout the trip, Santiago encounters many new people and a great deal of struggle that allows him to learn and grow during. Will he find the jewels in the Egyptian pyramids?

Review About The Book “The Alchemist”

The Alchemist is a fantastic book and the plot is lovely. Word quality is impeccable, full of wisdom and theory. I enjoyed it completely. The tale is very enchanting and has an optimism that I feel is extremely important in our lives. The book shows that your path to your destiny is as significant as the destination itself.

I love how the book highlights the importance of faith, hope, and spirituality in an ordinary boy’s life. This book speaks to everyone, I guess because we all have dreams and we want someone to tell us that they can come true. All in all, “The Alchemist” is a very thrilling novel that deserves room in all bookshops.

Quotes From The Book “The Alchemist”

“One’s Personal Legend (destiny) is what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their Personal Legend whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“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, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Love is not to be found in someone else but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


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