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Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. What starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

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The Alchemist
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4.2 / 5
Worth the quick read
January 2nd, 2016
A great little book about the decision of a shepherd boy to follow his dream despite the (completely practical and reasonable) advice of those around him who were too afraid, too busy, or... sadly, too late, to follow their own.
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Awesome book
December 5th, 2015
Everyone should read it atleast once. You will surely gain powerful knowledge to live the life and hear the inner voice. The storyline is just out of the world amazing...
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1 review
Great book
November 25th, 2015
I enjoyed this book a lot! I think it made a positive impact on myself and the way I look at life! Would like to read it again
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Undecided on this one
November 25th, 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed this beautifully written tale but found it difficult to look past the religious messages to see the underlying values and thoughts expressed by Coelho. I enjoyed the story itself and thought it provoked some excellent ideas about following your dreams however I was not profoundly moved by the story as I had hoped to be. Still worth a read and I hope you get more from it than I did ;)
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3 of 3 people found this helpful
Beautiful modern parable
October 21st, 2015
I first read the alchemist 15 years ago and I could not understand what all the fuss was about. Many life experiences later this story is a gift written in a lanuage that i have come to understand. I am so glad I picked it up again.
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The alchemist
August 11th, 2015
Amazing knowledge of the soul. I have wondered of my soul and it purpose and feeling anxious not knowing what I should be doing in my life. After reading this amazing journey. I'm look at my own journey through life with more understanding and excitement for what is to come. Can't wait to read another of Paulo's magical stories.
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4 of 4 people found this helpful
The Alchemist
July 28th, 2015
This book was assigned to me for a school literature project due on the first day of school. When I first started reading the book I thought it was boring, but as I continued to read I got more and more interested in this novel. It's an amazing book that is really good for teens, teaching about destiny, and the love of life.
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SUPERFECTNESS TO BE READ
June 25th, 2015
the best yet I ain't find any better. Sharp thoughts revealed so in sharply wise manner. Mild as the good weather creating my perfect environment during the reading. Fun as lovely journey I'm with "the boy". Luv best as precious diamond.
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2 of 2 people found this helpful
The Best Book That I Have Ever Read
June 6th, 2015
Great storyline, stellar writing, amazing plot development. A definite must read! This is a book that book lovers and people who don't like reading will both enjoy.
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