Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Shannon's Review - The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Title: The Alchemist
Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Release Date: 1988
The Alchemist’s main protagonist is a young man who starts out as a shepherd. The young man is only known to the reader as “The Boy”, he is never given a name. The boy wonders about a dream he has had twice in a row. He sees a gypsy to read his future and then meets a strangely dressed person claiming to be a King. He is encouraged by both to search for the treasure that is in his dreams.
There were many things in The Alchemist that come up that I am able to relate with in life. The Alchemist, although fiction, is written with much wisdom, and mysticism. The Alchemist is such a good book that the whole time I was reading it I kept thinking “After I am done I will read it again” because there is just so much in the book to grasp and understand. I have not read it a second time but it is a book I plan to keep and read again maybe once a year.
I truly find nothing wrong with the book. There is maybe things I disliked about the story like the surprising ending. Still does not ruin the greatness this book shows.
The Alchemist is a tale for those still looking for themselves and their life’s treasure.
Paulo Coelho Official Website