Book Review: The Alchemist – Paulo Coehlo

865The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

Pages: 208
Genre: Philosophy, Adventure
Rating: 3/5

Synopsis: Paulo Coelho’s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.


I had to read this for my English class. I thought it was boring. When are my English teachers going to assign something I like?

I’m sure some people might like this book since this books is an international bestseller and it was on an article titled “Books that will change your life”. It didn’t change mine.

It’s also a short read so you should give this international bestseller a try! It must be a bestseller for some reason, right?


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