My Heart Is Afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky."Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it ...
it goes in search of its dreams."
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.
The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.
The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, 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.
Nonostante mi sia stato caldamente consigliato e l'ampio gradimento che riceve, sono rimasto piuttosto deluso. Non si tratta di un romanzo ma una sorta di metafora di viaggio di formazione che manca di una struttura. Al di la' di questa
..." caratteristica che non e' necessariamente un difetto, il libro e' infarcito di perle di saggezza che sono al primo impatto molto efficaci: catturano l'attenzione del lettore e danno l'impressione di concetti di grande profondita'. A una piu' attenta riflessione tali concetti si rivelano invece molto superficiali e, a mio avviso, in molti casi anche privi di senso. Peraltro il libro si legge piuttosto bene, non e' troppo lungo, e' scorrevole e devo ammettere che si genera anche una certa suspense che porta sempre il lettore a voler sapere cosa succede dopo. Alla fine grattando la superficie ci si rende pero' conto che si tratta di una bellissima scatola decorata ma vuota.Continua...Nascondi
I read it when it'd just come out in English and I really enjoyed it. I must admit, though, that I was a teenager then, about to go to university and enter "life". I think the only reason I liked the story is because of when I read it. I made the
..." mistake, years later to read other books by the same author and they're all the same. An abundance of sentimentalism, easily gripping phrases, clichés, these are the ingredients of Coelho's recipe for success. Good for him. As for me, I'm done wasting my time (which I'm sure Mr Coelho would agree with me that it is precious) reading any more of his books.Continua...Nascondi
"Don't think about what you've left behind," "everything is written in the Soul of the World, and there it will stay forever."
"If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. And one can always come back. If what you had found was
... found was only a moment of light, like the explosion of a star, you would find nothing on your return."Continua...Nascondi