The Alchemist



The Alchemist Paulo Coelho s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul stirring 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 near 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 in his path 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. Read The Alchemist – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 182 pages
  • The Alchemist
  • Paulo Coelho
  • English
  • 27 February 2018
  • 0062315005

10 thoughts on “The Alchemist

  1. Christopher says:

    I really disliked this book I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let criticisms will get in the way then it will happen.I disagree with this notion, not only because it is false, but because it is bad.Just because we desire something, does not make it good This idea of following I really disliked this book I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let criticisms will get in the way then it will happen.I disagree with this notion, not only because it is false, but because it is bad.Just because we desire something, does not make it good This idea of following your heart is often wrong Who are we to be the arbiters of truth Why should our hearts be sources of information that go beyond logic, doubt and reasoning Haven t we all desired things that have turned out to not be in our best interest, or to be harmful to others Andrew Jackson was a man known to have a lot of integrity He was always true to himself and followed his heart Andrew Jackson is the man who initiated the Trail of Tears Moving Native Americans from their homes and into reservations Ne...

  2. Bill Kerwin says:

    A good parable like The Prodigal Son should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite.Coelho s message and, boy, is this a book with a message is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, and that if we recognize that legend and pursue it sincerely, everything in the Universe which is after all made up wind, stone, trees of the same stuff we are will conspire to help us achieve it Corollaries 1 peop A good parable like The Prodigal Son should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite.Coelho s message and, boy, is this a book with a message is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, and that if we recognize that legend and pursue it sincerely, everything in the Universe which is after all made up wind, stone, trees of the same stuff we are will conspire to help us achieve it Corollaries 1 people who don t recognize their legends are never happy, 2 people who fail to realize their legends are afraid, and 3 people who refuse to pursue their legends, even when they know what they are, are both unhappy and afraid I admit I ve left out a nuance or two here and there, but not many There aren tthan three or four nuances in the book I fear that the result of taking such a message seriously will be to make the successful evenself satisfied, the na...

  3. Sarah says:

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style At all I felt like it was totally affected and contrived He was going for this fable parable style, but it seemed to fail miserably The parable like quality was totally contrived, and I thought the moral was pretty stupid Moral everything you want and need is close to home Take chances Follow your personal legacy T I feel like everyone...

  4. Marte Patel says:

    Utter drivel The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious.The book harps on about tapping into the Soul of the World, the Language of the World, about your one true path and other nonsense The basic idea is that if you really want something and listen to your heart , the whole universe will Utter drivel The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious.The book harps on about tapping into the Soul of the World, the Language of the World, about your one true p...

  5. Warwick says:

    The problem with this book is not just that it s bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it s totally changed their lives In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble minded they must be to get any kind of philosophical nourishment out of this inexhaustible stream of clich s The profound lessons you ll learn from this book amount to nothingthan several variations on the theme of only The problem with this book is not just that it s bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people o...

  6. Clint says:

    I hate this book so much I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be Writing in the style of a fable does not conv...

  7. Sithara says:

    I need to start this review by stating 1 I can t stand self help books and 2 I m a feminist no, I don t hate men some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world Short summary mild spoilers A boy named Santiago follows his Personal Legend in traveling from Spain to the Pyramids in Egypt searching for treasure Along the way, he learns the Language of the World the Soul of the World and discovers that the Soul of God is his own soul If the I need to start ...

  8. Lamski Kikita says:

    when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe.Santiago s journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the dreams he has, the omens he encounters, and the nature he speaks to, are all things that we can relate to..things that we ve either forgotten about or simply dismissed as childhood fantasies It is all about finding your Pewhen you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe.Santiago s journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the dreams he has, the omens he encounters, and the nature he speaks to, are all things that we can relate to..things that we ve either forgotten about or simply dismissed as childhood fantasies It is all about finding your P...

  9. Jennifer (aka EM) says:

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me to continue Surely it had something to teach me The book had...

  10. Amanda says:

    spoilers and bitterness ahead be forewarned I m not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I ll give it a shot I read this book about three years ago and just had to re read it for book club It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what , it s a steaming pile of crap now The main reason I hate this book it s trite inspirational literature dressed up as an adventure quest You go into it thinking that it s going to be about a boy s quest for treasure spoilers and bitterness ahead be forewarned I m not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I ll give it a shot I read this book about three years ago and just had to re read it for book club It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what , it s a steaming pile of crap now The main reason I hate this book it s trite inspirational literature dressed up as an adventure quest You go into it thinking that it s going to be about a boy s quest for treasure If you read the back, there are words like Pyramids, Gypsy, alchemist Turns out, this is just The Purpose Driven Life dressed up with a little fable It s Hallmark Hall of Fame territory set in an exotic locale Which pisses me off to no end as I normally try to dodge that sort of thing, but here it is masquerading as the type of book I ...

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