The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

Last night, I finished reading “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. Ok, I know you can’t believe I only read it now, everyone already said that to me, and looked at me in that weird way as if I was living on Mars for the last few years. But well, I only got to read it now, and I totally loved it.

A friend of mine told me a few days ago when I started reading “The Alchemist” that it was the kind of book that would either change your life or change your conception of things. Well, he was right, it did both to me.

This is a really light yet important read, which is very well written and extremely inspirational. As I read in a review somewhere, this book is deceptively simple, yet its ideas are deep ones.

This book came to me in a crossroad in my life, and revived my will to pursue my dreams and bring them to reality. The book talks about our dreams, how the universe gives us omens all the time about how we should follow our dreams and conspires to help us realize them; this book was such an omen for me.

I realize now why everyone who reads this book falls in love with Paulo Coelho’s style and starts reading all his other books. His writing style is beautiful and smooth, and his ideas are clear and powerful.
I think I’ll be doing the same thing too.

My rating for this book would be: 9.5/10.

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