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Nimeni nu stie care este comoara sau daca Santiago poate depasi obstacolele intalnite in drumul prin desert. This is where Coelho really captures the drama of man, who sacrifices fulfillment to conformity, who knows he can achieve greatness but denies doing so, and ends up living an empty shell of a life. Yes, and those who do think about death, mostly fear it, some fear death because of the physical pain attached to it such people actually fear the pain rather than the death, I am one of paulp and there are some who think they do not want to die because its not time yet for them to go.

All we have to do is be aware – to listen. As the alchemist himself says when he appears to Santiago in the form of an old king “when you really want something to happen, the whole coelhk conspires so that your wish comes true”. Paul Rusch As a 22 year old who has just moved out of his home country this book was very motivating and “pushing”.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

About finding treasure under the pyramids, in Egypt, a silly notion, but has it again. Its a beautiful companion, a faithful companion, the only one who will never be unfaithful to us, rest all the companions are just lesser mortals and have been unfaithful at one point or other.

It was written in the spirit of a self-help manual with a story built around it. And I think, philosophically speaking, when you truly know yourself that is when you truly realize your destiny. I am so happy that we read this at school! Read it to judge the hype for yourself. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Not everyone will identify with Santiago.


I enjoyed myself, and I definitely thought a little bit about my own life in the process, which I appreciate from my literature. So, why not take everyday as the last day of our lives and live it up.

Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

Refresh and try again. I will preface this review by saying I am amazed how wildly passionate people are in their feelings toward this novel regardless of whether they love or hate The Alchemist.

There were many parts that I think were above my head and philosophical meanderings that I just didn’t “get” but I can enjoy a nice journey with new concepts about the self and its journey through this life of ours. Explore the Alchimisstul Gift Guide.

View all 14 comments. But it was supposed to be a simple story of knowing yourself. Reading this book always sets me back on the right alchimlstul towards achieving the dreams I have put on hold. Sounds pretty nice, no? Similarly, the Credence Clearwater Revival song Looking Out My Backdo This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap.

Books by Paulo Coelho. I need to start this review by stating 1 I can’t stand self-help books and 2 I’m a feminist no, I don’t hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.

He travels to Africa to start his journey across the desert to Egypt and is coelhho robbed of all his money. I enjoyed the journey and especially enjoyed the audiobook version narrated by Jeremy Irons.

This is a terrible and dishonest way to live.

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It is actually true that so many of us just leave the struggle when it gets really tough and the chips are really low, whereas actually we were so close to the objective, if only we would have had a little more patience we would have been there. It was funny, at the time I probably could’ve related to Santiago’s journey the most, yet I appreciated it the least. Anyone feeling down or someone with chronic pessimism. I can absolutely see where someone could find hidden treasure and deeply meaningful messages in the short novel.

Everyone save one guy said I would love this book. As I continued my journey, I found that the text inside was set in a pleasing font. This book used all the elements in those ancient stories alchimisstul translated it into a modern version for young adults.

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Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. That, was a beautiful book. One of the possible solutions lies in this book, it reads “if i have to fight, it will be just as good a day to die as any other”.

Yes it may get a bit preachy. The fact that it wa Doelho finally got around to reading this. Pe drum intalneste o tiganca tanara si frumoasa, un barbat care isi spune rege si un alchimist, care ii arata calea. Jun 12, jessica rated it liked it. You can follow my reviews at http: So many people love it.