It’s a story about a boy who finds a way to fund his pilgrimage to see the pyramids of Egypt.
The story is filled with unexpected events, many twists, turns and obstacles along the way.
The young protagonist even finds a proverbial treasure chest full of gold. Where he finds this chest, is in a surprising, unlikely and ironic of places.
The Alchemist is a spectacular book filled with Life wisdom.
There is not a sentence that’s wasted. Not an extraneous word to be found. It’s a treasure itself.
If you haven’t had a chance to read this amazing book I highly recommend it.
The story is deep in complexities and yet told in a very simple way.
All writers should take note of what Cohelo has accomplished with The Alchemist.
Below is a video compilation of Cohelo speaking on how to become successful. The advice is not just with writing, but in life too.
Since it was released in 1988 The Alchemist has sold over two million copies around the world. It’s a book that continues to change the lives of its readers forever.
The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic. The book was first published in Portuguese only, but soon was translated into English and became universally admired.
Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.
Santiago discovers many versions of the story of the treasures along the way.
It teaches us, as only a few stories can, about essential wisdoms;
- listening to our hearts
- learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path
- just keep following our dreams
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