The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho


DREAMS ARE MADE TO BE FOLLOWED. LIFE IS MEANT TO BE LIVED. SOME BOOKS ARE MEANT TO BE READ, LOVED AND PASSED ON. THE ALCHEMIST IS ONE OF THOSE BOOKS. 

It is the story of a shepherd boy from the Spanish province of Andalusia who dreams of travelling the world in search of a treasure as desirable as any ever found. From his home, he journeys to the exotic markets of North Africa and then into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him... 

It is an unforgettable story about the essential wisdom of listening to our heart and, above all, following our dreams. 

`His books have had a life-enhancing impact millions of people' The Times beautiful book about magic, dreams and the treasures we seek elsewhere and then find on our doorstep' Madonna `One of my favourite books' Will Smith 

 

 

ISBN: 9780007155668 SKU: 2030301001596
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perps reviewed on 22 Jul 2019

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The alchemist

Great book, for all people. Most insightful fiction I have ever read

Naman Arya reviewed on 29 May 2019

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“The Alchemist[1]” is an international bestseller I had high hopes from the book being it a ‘life changing book’ but it turned out to be based only on beliefs and fiction. I could hardly find any logic and connection with reality which disappointed me. It uses powerful quotes which indeed are pleasing and worth reading which I think gave it a place in international bestseller. The book's main theme is about finding one's destiny. It is story of a shepherd boy who follows his dream of finding treasure in Egyptian pyramids. In his way, he learns to observe omens, listens to his heart, finds his love, understands language of Universe and finally finds the treasure (his destiny). The book talks about omens and language of Universe which are hard to look in real world and thus I don’t consider the book to be among ‘life-changing books’. It uses quotes like “what you seek is seeking you”, “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it” which I don’t agree with. In the end, if you want to read a fiction book with some pleasing quotes (though away from reality), you may read this book. There are of-course things to learn from it but don’t try to connect it with real world and logic else you may end up getting irritated of this book.

Max reviewed on 11 Jan 2021

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Thought provoking

You have to take your time with this book. Do not rush. Allow yourself to be taking on a journey and don't get tired. Loved it

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