Portuguese: O Alquimista
Spanish: El Alquimista
Author: Paulo Coelho
Genre: Fiction, Classics, Fantasy, Philosophy, Inspirational
Hello, dearies! 📚 🙂 I trust this new January is going superb for you or that February will bring in new things.
This one is not a review perse. It’s more of an I’ve-read-it-before, and I cannot talk about specifics or how a certain line was my absolute favourite, and the reason is that The Alchemist is one of those books that I read years ago, like ages, aeons ago.
I think I was still in high school when this one was put in my hands by a friend. I read it and loved it, was in awe of this book that seemed to talk about life in such a way that I didn’t know.
It wasn’t until years later that I learned that it was originally in Portuguese by a Brazilian author, I had no clue (I read it in Spanish). If some of the context was lost in translation, I wouldn’t know. And for this post, I read the description of The Alchemist to refresh some aspects of the book and was like, did I read this? I remember bits and pieces but not the way it’s portrayed in the description. I guess it’s because the book is a bit metaphorical and self-help to an extent and everyone would get out of it what they (personally) perceive.
An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago, who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids.
From this, you wouldn’t know what I just said, but it’s in the details in the story and the character’s journey, what and how he learns.
Now, the question is, have you ever read it? I think it is a good read, you can immerse in it.
That’s it for now, dearies. Thanks for sticking to the end and reading my thoughts on The Alchemist. 📙
“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”Paulo Coelho
Happy Reading! 💛