Books | Fiction / Literary
"A special 25th anniversary edition of Paulo Coehlo's extraordinary international bestselling phenomenon--the inspiring spiritual tale of self-discovery that has touched millions of lives around the world.Combing magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder, 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."--
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"This book is a great weekend read. Caveat emptor: don’t do what I did when you get to end. I read this book back in the mid to late 90s, the Clinton era when the deficit clock in Time Square was slowly ticking backwards to its eventual flat sums. This book with its philosophical view on the scintillating intersection of human experience, Devine interventions, and a supposition that individual manifest destiny rather than chaos prevails in the fortunes of the great unwashed masses was then and is still on any given day a seductive theme for me. That’s how things can get convoluted and to be clear the pages in this book became increasingly easy and important to turn, so much so that I quickly found myself very near the end without being prepared to let the whole thing go. I decided I was going to do this right, I was going to properly prepare myself for the section that after all others would put the parts into sequence. I tucked my children into bed and put the kettle on. Grabbing my coziest blanket while my favorite tea was steeping in a cup, gathering myself and all these preparations in my favorite chair with my copy of Paulo’s book, I opened the book ready for a revelation. When I got to the end everything had changed and I was furious!"
"I found this book for $1 in a thrift store during one of the most stressful and painful times of my life. I read it in less than a week and I am so thankful for it. It really helped me through the pain I was feeling and the lessons I have learned have stuck with me sense. I hope this book reaches and helps more people! "
"Honestly... this book was very confusing. If you liked The Little Prince as a child I would reccomend this book to you as it is very similar to that. The entire story, though short, is both metaphorical and literal, lessons being learned every chapter as our hero, "the boy", Santiago treks his way from Spain to Egypt to find his destiny. I'm honestly not sure if I like it or not. Had it not been reccomended to me, I would not have read it, that I can be sure about. However, having read it, would I recommend it to someone else? ...idk"