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March 21st, 2019

Book Critique - The Alchemist

Stars: 5 / 5

Recommendation: A book that gives one to look within themselves as well as their own goals; understand their true self, while learning the world around that has been made by an unseen hand; and giving the reader his or her own Personal Legend. You want to find yours, pick this book to find a way.

The Alchemist is a 1988 novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, originally published in Portuguese and later translated internationally into various languages. The plot follows a young shepherd who is on his journey to the Pyramids of Egypt in search of a treasure that he keeps seeing in his dreams.

A very dear friend of mine gifted me for Christmas in 2017. I had read this book a few months thereafter, but couldn't put my pen to paper (in this case typing on my keyboard into the computer) to write a review about it. There is so much in it, and it means different for every person, depends on what the reader is seeking from it. 

Again this is another kind of fiction I don't normally read. However, this was on my list to read for a while. So well, finally I penned the review and here you go.

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