THE ALCHEMIST – PAULO COELHO

For my last article I want to talk about my favorite book ever which is The Alchemist. Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian author wrote many books that are all bestsellers. Nevertheless, it is this masterpiece, The Alchemist, which made him famous. Indeed, it has been translated into more than 73 languages and more than 135 millions copies have been sold in 168 countries.

Anyway, The Alchemist deals about an Andalousian young shepherd who is seeking a treasure near the Egyptian Pyramids. He wants to go there because he had a dream, twice, but he doesn’t know how to reach it. One day, he met an old man on his way, called the Alchemist. He becomes his mentor, his spiritual father. Over time, the young boy named Santiago learns to listen to his heart, to be sensitive to nature, and above all, to follow his dream. Indeed, this book is all about that : reaching one’s dream, trying every possible way to make it come true. This bildungromans teaches us that if one wants to be happy in his life, one must not be afraid of failure, and just keep going. The author calls this our “Personal Legend”. On top of that, there is a quote that Paulo Coelho cannot help saying, which sums up his theory:
“when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”

Well, I am a huge fan of Paulo Coelho, and I have (and still do) loved this book because it is a real life lesson, we learn more about ourselves and it is full of poetry and philosophy. I advice you to take a look at this book, it is easy to read, not really long, and you have to know that it changes a man to read Paulo Coelho!
To finish, this book is in my top 3 of Paulo Coelho’s books, with Eleven minutes and By the river Piedra I sat down and wept.

3 thoughts on “THE ALCHEMIST – PAULO COELHO

  1. This is such a coincidence, I talked about this book with Othilie a few days ago and what she said about it already made me want to read it 🙂 It might be another sign to tell me I really have to, haha! ????

  2. I’ve read this book because of you! And like Rachel said, we talked about it last week! 😀 This book is really beautiful, and we get back to our childish innocence while reading it… Thanks again for this pleasant discovery ! Your article makes me want to read others Paulo Coelho’s books.

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