The Alchemist is a novel that was originally written by Paulo Coelho in 1988. In 1993 it founds its way into the American and English book stores. After defeating the world of rejection and low book sales, The Alchemist soared through the skies to unlimited success, changing the lives of millions of readers. Today it is one of the top 5 most read books in the world, having sold more than 65 million copies. If you haven’t already read it, you must be wondering why it is so intriguing.
Well, it is the story of young shepherd boy named Santiago who is pulled through life by a dream of finding a treasure near the pyramids in Egypt. Sounds simple, right? Honestly, it is. But it is the kind of book that will need to find you in a specific space otherwise you will not understand nor care for its relevance. Santiago, in this enchanting novel, follows this dream of his and is confronted with challenge after challenge. He is stolen from, lonely, left with no money, loses out on love and ultimately, doubts himself. But in this story we are guided by a series of “omens” that keep pounding a fundamental preaching: follow your personal legend.
The story has been translated to over 90 languages and has been a New York Times Bestseller for nearly 311 weeks. If you are in search of personal fulfillment and confirmation to keep going, pick up this copy yesterday.