The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

Rating :3.5/5

The Alchemist is a novel by Paulo Coelho where a shepherd Santiago learns that he has a treasure waiting for him. At first he was hesitant if he should drop everything right now and seek for the treasure. But as the book says, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”. So he went for it but learned it was not an easy journey. Most of us struggle everyday to find out what we really want in our lives. Some of us push it aside for now or think it’s too late. This book shows that dreams can be achieved if we strive for it and makes us appreciate little and big beautiful things that nature gives us.

This book was more of a self development book rather than a novel. It is beautifully written and every page refreshes your mind. The last pages will make you realize that you can’t arrive at your destination with a straight path. There will be a lot of curves, ups and downs or maybe even a hole you can’t pass through. But there will be always a way, if you are really committed to it.

Maybe someone can tell you come back to reality, some things are never meant to happen. But your beliefs and determinations decide where you go not that because somebody told you it’s impossible.


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