Book Reviews of The Alchemist

The Alchemist
ISBN-13: 9780007155668
ISBN-10: 0007155662
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Beautiful, inspiring story of a boy seeking treasure and following dreams and how we all have the potential inside of us to realize our dreams even when the situation looks impossible and to look for the best in whatever we are faced with.
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Helpful Score: 1
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come. 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.
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Helpful Score: 1
I could not put this book down. It is my favorite!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Book, Spiritual and easy to read!
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An amazing book! A wonderful story of a boy growing up and discovering himself and his purpose in the world. A beautiful tale of self-discovery.
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This book was interesting. It read like a fable to me and was very short so I did not feel like I really got to know the boy. In some ways, I felt that he understood his treasure all along but he was misled by others, telling him that he would regret not searching for the treasure. It took his search though, for him to see what his treasure was. I felt that as the reader, I knew all along.