Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

This is a fable, a short tale that has a lesson the reader can gleen by following a young boy named Santiago on his quest to find his hidden treasure. Along the way he encounters strangers that teach him things to help him on his way like how to understand the “Language of the World” or how to become the wind. He follows omens a plenty because this is a story about destiny. I really enjoyed this book. It is about 177 pages long.

Sometimes the narration was choppy because you jumped from one characters thoughts to another but overall it was a great adventure with fables within the fable. My favorite is the tale about the boy who seeks the wisest king and learns how to experience the world yet keep the oil from spilling from his spoon or keep focused on the task or goal at hand.

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