Paulo Coelho is a contemporary Brazilian writer, who has been and has a great successful anywhere in the world. Their works have been translated to almost all the languages and was best to seller in all the continents. This speech of its great capacity to understand the human essence, so that it can arrive at all the men and all the cultures. [BR]Obra the Alchemist treats about the search of a personal way and own, the personage goes in search of his destiny, of his personal history, crossing different towns and meeting different who accompanies it and they advise it in that mystical trip in which he tries to find its destiny. The feelings cross all the story, the love, the solitude, the happiness, the sadness, the deception, the illusion, the hope… the permanent search…. [BR]This history is surrounding and entertainment, really leaves thinking us about our mission about the life, about our dreams. It is worth the trouble to cross this way next to the protagonist. [BR]Paulo Coelho has written numerous works, and the Alchemist was the one that sent it fame to the world-wide. The rest of its works, between which it could mention To borders of the River Stone I seated and I cried; The fifth mountain; The way of the Travelling one; and Ace Valquirias (a work that still is in Portuguese and has been translated, who is a little more autobiographical, speech of pacts conseres of others dimensionesy other mystical experiences).
These works generally (excepting Ace Valquirias) retake same the thematic one of the Alchemist. For that reason always I say that who already read the alchemist she knows almost all the work Coelho. [BR]To the author has been labeled it to write by pure commerce and profit, and not by an artistic vocation. Particularly I believe that the alchemist is a good work, but that the rest of following books is so equal that is as to reread the same history with some small changes. [BR]In any case, the reading always is valid and constructive. I recommend the Alchemist as a form to think about the own life and the own dreams. It is a way to the interior.