The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

image1About the Book:

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is such a book. With over 27 million copies sold worldwide, The Alchemist has already achieved the status of a modern classic.

This is the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the exotic markets of Tangiers and then into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him.

The Alchemist is a tranforming novel about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path and above all following our dreams.

 

Reader’s Opinion:

Some people might find the contents of the book quite subjective. As for me, I do believe the possibilities. The book is a form of reminder to me about the things I used to hear and acknowledge. The stongest intuition that mold us to decide or implement is when we start to listen carefully to our hearts.

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – There was once I went for a course that teaches me about the planetery system and the universe, and what the message it has delivered synchronize with the content that was stated in The Alchemist. When I read this book, I was reminded by how much many of us had not been making a closer observation with the objects that rotate around us everyday – how much we have dismissed little particles that had grown before and together with us – how we are able to communicate with the things we thought was lifeless – and most importantly, how much we should appreciate the root that makes all of these possible.

It might be a little difficult to understand unless you read this book. It is definitely inspirational; definitely a book to be remembered.

 

Where to find the book?

Location: Z
Call No. : COE

Written By:
Faiza

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