July 28, 2017

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

Like Mennonite The Alchemistthe alchemist is a book that’s been on my list for a while and that I recently picked up in a charity shop.

It’s subtitled as “A Fable about following your Dream”, and really does read like a fable, or a 1001 Arabian Nights story. Quite impressive the way it doesn’t feel like a modern novel at all – and that’s survived the translation.

I’ve heard many people rave about it, and whilst it’s a charming little book – I’m not ready to rave about it. But I think it has been a nice book to read over the new year – a reminder to focus on the future and not get stuck in the mire of the day to day.

In it we follow a shepherd as he travels from Spain, to Africa, and over the Desert to Egypt. Lots of little adventures along the way, and of course in the end he finds his dream.

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