Author: Paulo Coelho
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wonderful book, the alchemist is a book that talks about God and spirituality, it has brought its’ own new terminologies, and has also introduced many concepts, stories, proverbs and sayings from many different cultures and religions.
The story talks about a boy that has given away his everything in order to find his potential in life, along the way he finds wisdom and love. It talks about how important finding one’s potential is; and how necessary it is for someone to follow his/her heart.
I still think the novel is overly spiritual that it has become far from reality. I did also sometimes found the ideas that were presented by the author to be contradicting. But it’s still a good novel to read.
I’m really looking forward to read other Paulo Coelho’s books, 11 minutes and Veronica Decides to Die will probably be the first two.