The AlchemistPaulo Coelho

The Alchemist

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Book Summary

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) Book Reviews

The Best !!Gave me a new perspective about life and the importance of following one’s dream..Score: 5/5

Great BookSuch a relatable story about life and following one’s dreams. This book is full of wisdom..Score: 5/5

Amazing read!A great, simple read with true insight about how to find your own personal treasure. 10/10.Score: 5/5

The Alchemist,I hope you will not pay too much attention to what I am about to say. Given that I am doing this for the first time and excited having red this famous book. I don’t have much to say about it because for me , it a story everyone should read to realize your true identity and your purpose in life. I have no doubt that most people are like me. Being in your comfort zone and agree with what you called your destiny, there is no need to pursue anything else because you already have it. At your age, you are satisfied with who you are and your accomplishment regardless how insignificant it may be. I have countless time tried to silence the voice of adventurous spirit that is telling me that there is more, much more for me to achieve. My destiny is in the distance and waiting for my encounter. However, excuses, failure and the voice of trial and error that I have made during the spring and summer of my journey are reminding me that I have reached the zenith and I should take pride instead of my accomplishment. The Alchemist is reminding me like the Englishman, I need to listen to my heart and continue the quest of my treasure. Now knowing that when you set out to do something, the whole universe is bound to help you. With that true being exposed to us, the book invites all of us, at least those who dare facing their destiny and set out to meet it whether in Andalusia, in the Oasis or in Egypt to begin the journey. With patience, determination and the will to succeed, you may begin the journey said the Alchemist. There is no Guarantee you will get there but what is guarantee is: trying is the only guarantee to ever have the chance if you decide. It is a fact that the Alchemist teaches patient enough and helps us understand that to get what we want in life, we have to be ready to face the challenges laid out on the road of success. No matter what to continue the journey because the end of your journey is never where you expect it to be. HLamur.Score: 5/5

Absolutely beautifulThis book takes you places vividly, mentally and emotionally. I highly recommend!.Score: 5/5

BoringWell written but…..Score: 2/5

Such a great and simple story! Read this if you’re looking for something inspiring!Bought this book at a small used bookstore in Honolulu and had it finished in less than a day! So many great lessons and metaphors throughout this book while also being very easy to read! I will definitely be rereading this when I need inspiration in life! Santiago’s journey from Spain to the Great Pyramids is wrought with important lessons and experiences which lead him to his Personal Legend.Score: 5/5

Great Life Lessons…A story with great life lessons hidden within. An easy read and something to pick up again down the road. A classic..Score: 4/5

SpeechlessSo confirming and reaffirming..Score: 5/5

AmazingCould not stop reading! Such a great book.Score: 5/5

“Maktub”I understand now. those who read it shall understand it as well. read it with an open minded and you understand all that it is saying..Score: 5/5

Quick read, entertaining, self developmentThis is my favorite book because it is an interesting story told in such a way that you become self reflective and aware and it makes you want to appreciate more. This story is like a self development book, except it is told through a fictional story about a boy who goes and sets out to find treasure and he (and you) learn so much on the way. I occasionally come back to this book when I need motivation or to self reflect. This is an absolute masterpiece & so beautifully written. If you’re thinking about buying, I suggest you do!.Score: 5/5

Really good ReadingI got lost in reading awesome read!.Score: 5/5

Fav!A favorite coming of age tale and a great and fun way for many to understand how unimportant material things and false excitements are..Score: 5/5

AmazingThis story just reminds you of you potential in the world. We all have our personal legends and should all Pursue it!.Score: 5/5

Nice bookDecent read with a decent moral..Score: 4/5

ExcellentExcellent read with some worthwhile insights for all..Score: 4/5

My love for this bookMy love for this book is intense, I read this book off in a good two weeks and I am going to read it again after reaching my 12 books goal..Score: 5/5

This touched my soul.Maktub.Score: 5/5

For seekers of truthThis Alchemist will feed your spirit, as it did mine..Score: 5/5

Solid bookNice light read that left me feeling centered after I finished it..Score: 5/5

Best book of all timeThis is my third time reading this, there’s always more I learn. I hope one day to discover my personal legend and to find my treasure.Score: 5/5

The AlchemistA wonderfully simple tale of us finding our way ….Score: 5/5

I am speechless!!Some books are written to tell a story, but this book is written to nourish the soul..Score: 5/5

Thank You!Really enjoyed it and the principles are so relevant to modern day life. People don’t think enough about their dreams and what really matters and this book is such a beautiful reminder not to waltz through life, settling for mediocrity. Read this!.Score: 5/5

Great readIt started off slow and picked up! It was definitely a great read. It teaches small little life lessons if you pay attention. Would definitely recommend!.Score: 5/5

Wis3kidd92Awesome book read wud recommend it to anyone that need a motivation to believe in themselves to become a better them.Score: 5/5

AlchemistI love this book so much.Score: 5/5

Just read itIt's a good read!.Score: 4/5

Exactly what I neededSimply Amazing..Score: 5/5

Must readWow!.Score: 5/5

AstoundingIt’s so good that I’m going to keep it all to myself 😋..Score: 5/5

Great readI was greatly inspired by The Alchemist and it’s teachings . A great book to read indeed !.Score: 5/5

A Book for All AgesThis book was simple, while being very deep and contemplative at the same time. It’s about a young man who follows his path, at all costs, and learns important life lessons that I, personally, found helpful and inspiring. It is a wonderful story of youth, of truth, of suspense and of peace. And you get to write your own review when you finish reading your copy of “The Alchemist.” Enjoy.Score: 5/5

HiThanks.Score: 5/5

MagicLiving your best life starts here..Score: 5/5

Great BookNot a big reader but was suggested to check this book out wasn’t disappointed..Score: 5/5

Must ReadI love this book, it has so many little nuggets of wisdom. Every young person in their 20s must read this book. My new favorite book..Score: 5/5

🙌🏾Worth a read.Score: 4/5

Outmoded & OverratedThis book, which I had wanted to read for over fifteen years, turns out to be an excruciatingly long bible verse full of outmoded and racist stereotypes. It’s probably one of the most overrated and overhyped books of all time. It might have worked much better as a children’s book, minus about 135 pages and stripped of the offensive cultural references..Score: 1/5

Must readI finished this book and I want to reread it again. It has open new perspectives in the way of understanding your current situation and enables you to emerge you in a great told story. I now need the physical copy.Score: 5/5

A story of a lifetime.As compelling as Fatima—this read has awakened a part of me I had not know yet. Savor every word, and share your experience(s) with others. Long live “The Alchemist.”.Score: 5/5

I AM The Path. YOSOY.An inspiration for all of those who are searching. This book found me when I needed it most. When I had started taking action. An easy yet captivating read with depth to those who see..Score: 5/5

Good readLove this book!.Score: 5/5

GREAT BOOKQuick read that keeps the reader engaged with a story for the ages of a man on a quest to fulfill his personal legend..Score: 5/5

Life lessonsGreat book with great life lessons..Score: 5/5

Third times a charm, but so were the first and second as wellLooking forward to reading a third time.Score: 5/5

OutstandingA well-rounded, positive and uplifting book that teaches you about yourself in the world through a brilliant, simpletons pair of eyes..Score: 5/5

Great bookHard to read in some parts but full of gems..Score: 4/5

Gift to the world10/10 would recommend.Score: 5/5

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A Good ReadA Good Read.Score: 4/5

Resourcefulness thinkingConstantly waiting to see how the character approached each bend in the road. The foreshadowed ending was brilliant..Score: 5/5

A big metaphor to lifeYou always hear about this book, no doubt why. It has a way to connect to you and makes you think about what’s your biggest desire in life..Score: 5/5

A constant read to escape ones realityI love this book and find myself reading it over and over as an escape..Score: 5/5

The AlchemistThe Alchemist is one of the best books I’ve read. The storytelling is absolutely inspiring —it has motivated and assured me to continue chasing my personal legend. I love the spiritual wisdom and proverbs that Paulo Coelho describes through the old King and The Alchemist. An excellent read and definitely a book to have on the book shelf at home..Score: 5/5

Wonderful readLove this book! It’s a beautifully written book that is powerful in its messages. I feel more drive to fulfill my dreams as did the boy. I love the descriptions from the book as I can visually picture it in my mind. It was a short read, but it did an amazing job bringing me along with the boys journey. This was a great read!.Score: 5/5

Thoughtful & Engaging!Wonderful book with a great message!.Score: 5/5

The AlchemistAs with other stories, the author passes on life lessons through his parable-like storytelling. It has been a pretty good recipe for success for him, and makes for interesting, and enlightening reading..Score: 5/5

Very GoodInspiration book teaches you to follow you dreams.Score: 5/5

Beautiful read showing beauty in dreamsBest book I Have read.Score: 5/5

AlcomistBest book I ever read..Score: 5/5

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Great read!The book gave me a sense of what the journey feels like to those who are walking the path..Score: 5/5

InspiringThe best book I've ever read! So inspirational about always following your dreams. The author Paulo Coelho is amazing and has constructed this book in a beautiful way. 10/10 to me and would recommend to everyone..Score: 5/5

InspiringBest book.Score: 5/5

One of the BEST books I have read!..Score: 5/5

MjcA book to reread and gain sight from when you need to.Score: 4/5

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Something that will make you think of lifeA very interesting tale about travel, love and something that is in everyone of us.Score: 5/5

Great book.I have a hard copy of this book. It is a must read by everyone..Score: 4/5

Good readSuch a great read. Gives you a quite interesting perspective on the purpose of life..Score: 5/5

The AlcemistThis booked kept me captivated from the turn of the first page . Exciting, soul searching and reassuring I am on the right journey too..Score: 5/5

IncredibleA book that details the journey of the soul very well, thank you for this..Score: 5/5

Takes you on a journeyI reread this book after 15 years and it gave me a completely different concept on my journey of life. The story is very adaptable for you to find your own personal legend. No wonder after so many years and so many duffest languages it's still going strong. 😃.Score: 5/5

The MasterpieceOne of the greatest books I’ve ever read..Score: 5/5

The AlchemistGreat moral book. Full of nice little incidences. Good for a person of any age..Score: 5/5

The AlchemistBeautiful book..Score: 5/5

Seriously underwhelmedCliches all the way. Do yourself a favour and choose another book..Score: 1/5

Amazing bookAmazing book which takes you on a magical journey of self reflection.Score: 5/5

Amazing book very enticingI have read the beginning and the whole flow of the book is very alluring. One of the best books I’ve read!!! 9.5/10..Score: 5/5

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