Title -THE ALCHEMIST
Year published – 1988
Author – Paulo Coelho
“His journey led him to his destiny “ – is what the novel Alchemist all about . It’s a lovely book about a shepherd boy whose name is Santiago Dusk.
Santiago hails from the Spanish province of Andalusia who dreams of travelling the world in search of a treasure as desirable as ever found. From his home his journey to the exotic markets of North Africa and then into the Egyptian desert where a fateful encounter with an alchemist awaits him.
Throughout his journey, Santiago meets a lot of new people and encounters many problems, which ultimately help him to learn and grow. The whole story is very captivating and entertaining. It is all about finding meaningful treasures in life .
It’s a fable about following your dreams…
The advice that was given to Santiago that when you really want something to happen, the whole universe will conspire so that your wish comes true is the core of the novel’s philosophy.
Around 65 million copies have been sold all over the world .
My favourite character in the book is the Alchemist
My favorite part of the book is when the boy finally meets the Alchemist
The book emphasizes the values of faith, hope and love.
I would give it a rating of 5/5 stars.
This book can be a great recommendation for people of all ages who are trying to find the true meaning of life.