The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist Author by Paulo Coelho was first published in 1988 as O Alquimista in Portuguese. In 1993 it got published in English as The Alchemist.
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What is Bored at home book reviews?

Bored at home book reviews is a series that I felt compelled to release, keeping in mind the current market situation that has badly hit businesses and jobs across the globe. While you search for the next best opportunity, one way to keep yourself productively occupied is by indulging in reading good books. Hence, I decided to share reviews of a few books from my personal library.

Who knows how one good book recommendation could change your life in testing times, right?

As a part of this series, I have decided to limit the reviews to only the books that I like. I am not here to be a book critic, on the contrary, I am here to be that one person you would look up to for suggesting your next read!

  • Book name, author and release date:
    Book name – The Alchemist
    Author: Paulo Coelho
    Release date: First published in 1988 as O Alquimista in Portuguese. In 1993 published in English as The Alchemist.
  • What is this book about?
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is a fable about following your dream. The story is centred around a boy named Santiago who sets out on a journey to find a hidden treasure only to discover that the treasure he is in search of is to be found by looking within. The book introduces us to the concept of ‘personal legend’ and further stimulates thoughts about unearthing it. One can also get insights on ways to interpret omens that surface time and again in our journey of life.
  • Who is it for?
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is an ideal read for someone who is in search of finding a purpose in life. The one thing that makes you feel fulfilled. It sets into motion a metaphorical journey that has the potential to lead towards self-discovery.
    If you are a person who has a clear answer to what you are meant to do in your life, this book may not be intriguing for you. For example, you are a great athlete who runs well and sure that what you are meant to do is excel in your professional running career.
  • My favourite quote:
    Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

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