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
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is a fable – a story of the young shepherd Santiago who learns the valuable lesson of pursuing one's dream in the face of obstacles; and the even more valuable lesson of being present in every moment of the process it
..." takes to get there. It is a simply told story with a lot of absorb. It spoke to my heart. Worth reading and re-reading.
Read my complete review at: http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2014/06/the-alchemist-25th-anniversary-edition.html
"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