The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Book Review: Nowadays, there can be seen number of people busy in their works and it is basically relating to their survival in the competition offered from this world. Thus, all such people cannot always give time their own refreshments, even though they are possessing the hobbies of reading, music listening, playing, and many others. However, the another biggest fact of life is also coming on the top of the various truths in this world, and it is that with all such necessary works, and survival in the competition, people need to gather at least some sort of time for their entertainment and relaxation too, so that they can easily recover their lost energies and will prepare themselves for further works. Thus, in various amazing sources of the entertainment and relaxation of the human beings, many of them are preferring to read the books and the amazing stories. Thus, there are number of amazing books with amazing genres are offered in the market place. In all such categories, one can also see the books containing adventurous and exciting stories. Thus, there can be seen number of lovers of such stories and as such the present books is also offering such amazing story theme for its readers.

This book is actually brought from the top writer, Paulo Coelho who took birth in Brazil and has started his career as a lyricist and theatre director and also later he left it and as such finally he become an author. He has written and published nearly over 30 books and also he is an avid blogger. Also notably, this author is active on numerous other social media platform and he was named as Messenger of Peace of the United Nations, in the year 2007 and as such he has bagged numerous prestigious awards like the Crystal award by the World Economic Forum, The Honourable Award of the President of Republic by the President of Bulgaria and many others. And as such, his written this amazing creation is also loved by number of populations, from around the world.

This book, The Alchemist, is actually a novel written by this popular writer which was firstly published in the year 1988 and it was originally written in Portuguese language. However, later it has been translated into at least 67 languages as of October, 2009. It is also an allegorical novel, where a young Andalusian shepherd named Santiago is followed in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there. It is also notably, a bestseller internationally and as per AFP, this book has sold more than 65 million copies in 56 different languages and as such, this book has become one of the best- selling books in the history and as such it is setting the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author.

In the book a story of a protagonist of The Alchemist who is a young Andalusian shepherd and lives in Spain. He was shown to have begin his journey to Egypt when he is chased by his frequent dreams of a mysterious child who coaxes him to look for treasure buried at the base of the Egyptian pyramids. He further comes across Melchizedek, the King of Salem during his journey to Egypt. Santiago is enlightened by him to the concept of a ‘personal legend’ or a quest that would help him realize the core and depth of the desires buries in his heart. Then he meets an aspiring alchemist and a beautiful young woman en route. He also meets an alchemist who accompanies him in his expedition to enlighten him with his profound wisdom and knowledge. Through his journey he discovers the truths regarding why the treasure evades him each time. The Alchemist is a journey of wisdom, self- discovery and philosophy and finding your own ‘Personal Legend’ against the comparatively invaluable material possessions.

Thus, the story is really very attractive of mind and also, the readers will surely be learning many things out of it. This book was as said above published in the year 1988, firstly, however, its edition was particularly published from the publisher Harper Collins in the year 2005 and is now available in paperback.

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