This is AllMyPosts, from Another Author. I do fiction review, for bluebell books once every two weeks. So here is my review for this week:
The Alchemist is an allegorical novel (i.e. figures are used to convey meaning, not words) by Paulo Coelho, published way back in 1988. Alchemist is the biggest success of the Brazilian author & Novelist and is of-course, translated into more than 70 languages!!
The core philosophy of the book is "When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it". The book, once again asks the reader to believe in his dreams, in the beginners luck and of-course in the power of determination and working for the dreams.
When, Santiago, a Andalusian shepherd, repeatedly dreams about a treasure somewhere below the pyramids of Egypt, he embarks upon a journey under impression that recurring dreams are prophetic in nature. Though the journey, isn't very fruitful from the very beginning, Santiago learns a lot about life, its virtue, about legends, how people became legends, how dreams are to be fulfilled, how dreams can be lost and misguiding, how omens have to be read, ....
He encounters various people, of whom an old king named Melchizedek, Fatima an Arabian women and his love & a lone Alchemist influence him a lot. He learns what love is, faces many a danger all the way, travelling in desert daring many a odds in a tribal war.
All the while, from the time Alchemist comes into play, the life of Santiago changes differently. The alchemist is all knowing great man, who helps Santiago develop his inner self, learn a lot from everything around and throw Santiago into deeper and graver troubles.
Once, Santiago reaches his destination, he is brutally kicked by bandits for gold and *Spolier Alert* Santiago has to go back to the temple (where he saw the dream of treasure of Egypt) and dig there for gold!! All is well, that ends well!!
The plot of the book, is cool and slow going. All the way, making you walk beside Santiago and making you nod to the various phrases and sayings of the wise men in the book!!!
Have you read this book? Liked the book? I would recommend it for anyone who wants to know a little about life, for anyone who got some time to read!!
Want to read a few extracts from the book?. Here you go:
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