Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Official tissue! Just finished reading this a couple days ago...

Stillwater Free Library notes:
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.


  1. Must be an enjoyable read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.

  2. It is a magical story full of encouragement to follow our dreams with passion. It arouses thoughtful questions to be answered about your own life. The story has been told many times one way or another, except this time author, Paulo Coelho takes us through a journey.