Book of the Week - The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho

Written by Dragana Ivanovska


Posted on August 06 2018

Hello everyone!

Are you excited for this week's book recommendation that we have in store for you? This week we have a world known novel for you - "The Alchemist" by Paolo Coelho. It truly is a masterpiece like no other, written in only two weeks. When asked, Mister Coelho said that it was easy to write it in such a short time, because the story itself was written in his soul. Since "The Alchemist" was published, millions of people read it, and the little shepherd helped them in their journey of self-discovery. And now, this book has found itself in front of you, waiting to change your life.

The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho

The story in "The Alchemist" is simple to follow. It all starts with a little shepherd boy that has a dream about a treasure. As the little shepherd starts it's journey, to discover the treasure he soon learns that the world is a cruel place. Robbed of all of his belonging he continues walking towards his dream. As each sentence progresses, Paolo drops wisdom unlike any other. It is no wonder that the quotes from "The Alchemist" are one of the most well-known in the world. You follow the story of a little shepherd boy relentlessly and suddenly you are so stunned by the wisdom that is front of you that you have to step back a bit and think about it.

That is the true masterpiece of Coelho's writing. Keeping you on the edge, needing to know more of the story, but at the same time hitting you so hard with a random sentence, so beautiful, so well-spoken and most importantly - so true and wise that you have to take a break. 

I could write more about the plotline, but I am afraid that we would be giving away too much to you guys. But we definitely recommend it wholeheartedly to you! Read and be amazed at the wisdom that Paolo Coelho provides. Learn how a little shepherd boy can go through so much - much like yourself. And most importantly learn. Let the wisdom sink into you and learn from the wisdom of the true master of writing - Paolo Coelho. 

“We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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