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Shvoong Home>Books>Novels & Novellas>The Alchemist Review

The Alchemist

Book Review   by:Daffy47     Original Authors: Paul Coelho; translated by Alan. R. Clarke
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Paul Coelho-is the proud writer of - “The Alchemist” , translated in English by Alan. R. Clarke. The hero of the novel is a shepherd boy named Santiago. I can assure you that this book is a reader’s delight. The story starts with the hero taking shelter in an abandoned church with his sheep. During the night’s sleep boy had a dream and that was not the first time he had that dream. He dreamt about a treasure that was embedded somewhere in the pyramids of Egypt. In the course of his search for the treasure, he met many people and acquired lots of knowledge. Other significant characters in the novel were the boy’s father, a gypsy who could interpret dreams, the King of Salem- Melchizedek, a crystal- merchant in whose shop the boy worked for a long time, an Englishman who was avid about alchemy, Fatima- the boy’s love interest, and the alchemist who led the boy to his treasure. A reader can also find the fragrance of a sweet romance in the story but the concept of the story never shifts from the boy’s search for treasure. The writer attracts the reader’s attention all through the novel with some catchy statements about intuition being a sudden immersion of the soul into the current of life; death’s being as important or unimportant on any given day; the universe’s conspiracy to help a person achieve his dream when he really desires something; that any search begins with a ‘beginner’s luck’ but the person carrying out the search is severely tested before he finds any treasure; and that only the fear of failure can make a dream impossible to achieve. Would you not like to know more about this delightful story? Simple, go get your own copy from your nearest book retailer.
Published: October 18, 2005   
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