Paulo Coelho's alchemist keeps changing the lives of his readers for ever. With more than two million copies sold worldwide, The Alchemist has established itself as a universally admired, modern classic.
The masterpiece of Paulo Coelho tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd ... boy who longs to travel in search of a worldly treasure that is as extravagant as any ever found.
As only a few stories can teach us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along the path of life, and above all following our dreams, the story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way.
Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one 'dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.
First of all, I must say that this is one of the books which grips your whole attention and, even more, makes you think about your life in a philosophical manner...I believe it is a great book to read and I thoroughly advise every single person to read it, especially those who are interested in philosophy.