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

An amazing readI find it incredible how what the author went through reflects so greatly with what he wrote in his book. Suffering in order to find his own personal legend to bring his own book out to the world, and getting tested himself until he found his treasure..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

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

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

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

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

Magnificent!I only wish it were longer.Score: 5/5

Nice bookOne of the best book i ever read in my engaging and it remind me to never give up on my dreams..Score: 5/5

🙏🏾🙏🏾.Score: 5/5

Fantastic Journey with a Beautiful MoralWhat a great story, realize your dreams and live your dream and most of all be true to yourself! Bravo👍👍👍.Score: 5/5

Very good book!If you are ready to open your mind to new possibilities, this a good place to start!.Score: 5/5

Finally read for myself…I’ve heard a few people say good things about this book. I’m very happy with myself at having finally read it for myself. Perhaps I’ll come back to it soon. Thankful for these words..Score: 5/5

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

A good bookEveryone can learn from this book.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

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

Worthy of a” mention.”Exactly what I needed.Score: 5/5

Great readA book about life and finding ones purpose. Highly recommended!.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

WOW!Great lessons here..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

What did I just read?This book was a hard read. The author switches the between who’s story/thoughts we are following with little to no indication of who’s thoughts you are reading now. Also I’m convinced this was written by an adult who could write good and then a 5 year old would take over for a page, and then the adult would take back over. I had a love hate relationship with this book until the very end. However once I read the ending, it was like 70% hate. I will never read this again, and never recommend to anyone. If anyone wanted to discuss this book with me, I’d probably roll my eyes..Score: 2/5

This book is glueThis book was great, It’s going to connect mind, spirit, soul and instill confidence in the power of blind faith, intuition, and your own journey.Score: 5/5

Amazing!This book seems timeless.Score: 5/5

Amazing bookLoved this book, definitely reading it again..Score: 5/5

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

Philosophy is the reason we do not understand one anotherThis book tells of how all things are simple just that. All things are related and we have to listen to ourselves, to our hearts, and to the world. For life repeats itself and we are just apart of the cycle of love that fuels life. And that is all. Philosophy is taking this simple yet poetic way to describe life and in turn forces us to stray away and question the simplicity of all things. When really all things are just that. Simple. This book will let you decide for yourself if you’ve been listening to the world or being guided by others interpretations..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

“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

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

The AlchemistI love the book. I took a lot of notes from what the book was saying and will apply it to my life..Score: 5/5

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

Great BookCouldn’t stop reading this one! Never stop searching for your own personal legend. You are never alone on your journey. Always follow your heart because wherever your heart may take you is where you will find your treasure..Score: 5/5

PLEASE READTruly Enlightening Book!.Score: 5/5

Great Message Plot could’ve been more developedVery heartfelt story Learned a couple gems but story was underdeveloped..Score: 4/5

There’s no such thing as alchemy👎.Score: 1/5

Worth reading!Makes me wanna not stop till I achieve my dreams!.Score: 5/5

10/10Great book.Score: 5/5

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

A great read!!!!So many things to learn from with this book..Score: 5/5

Ok but not greatKind of motivator book to push you to your goal and dreams.Score: 3/5

Look the bookSimply amazing, Well thought out..Score: 5/5

Eye opening experienceFollow the omens and read this book, words can’t explain the feelings that are provoked by this book..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

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

AmazingThis book is insightful and mesmerizing. It subtly teaches so many life lessons..Score: 5/5

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

Enjoyable BookI’m not the type of person to leave reviews but this book speaks to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re in your early 20’s or late 50’s this book is so relatable. I’m 21 and figuring out my way through life still and this book helped me view my journey differently. My work journey, school journey, relationships and etc. It reminded me that sometimes you just have to stop and hear the Language of the World. The sound of the wind blowing through the trees, the sound of birds chirping in the morning or even the sound of cars stuck in traffic..Score: 5/5

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

AmazingWonderful book 👏🏾👏🏾🙏🏾changed my whole perspective of life !.Score: 5/5

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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

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

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

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

A Good ReadA Good Read.Score: 4/5

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

Beautiful read showing beauty in dreamsBest book I Have read.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

I liked it!It was a good book! The reason why it was so interesting was more so the author’s writing ability rather than the plot itself. The author turned a relatively uninteresting plot into a fantastic story! I really enjoyed it and it was an easy read. Would totally recommend!.Score: 4/5

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

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

MUST READI read this in one sitting. Couldn’t put it down!!!.Score: 5/5

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

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

Simply beautifulGreat story superbly written, with life’s great lessons woven through. Light yet powerful, spiritual, wise and evocative. This book will take you on a journey..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

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

Awesome read. EnlighteningGreat read , one of the true classics.Score: 5/5

InspiringBest book.Score: 5/5

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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

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

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

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

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

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

A great book! Relatable on a spiritual level!I thoroughly enjoyed this book about a boy full of integrity and his desire to follow his dreams! It’s one of those books that has connections on a spiritual level, and definitely made me think about how often in life I make decisions with my head rather than listening to my heart.Score: 5/5

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

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

The AlchemistBeautiful book..Score: 5/5

InterestingThe first hundred pages seemed nonsensical in nature then everything comes together at the end and it was lovely.Score: 4/5

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