Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | Gxbooks


 GXBook Review:  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

When we were a child, we all had dreams; traveling the world, become a doctor, pilot, businessmen, and other things. Think about your goals, are you working for your thoughts? Or have you buried them under your self-doubts? Or if you are trying to live your dream and you have many unsolved questions, then "The Alchemist" may help you as a guide and unleash your true potential.

"The Alchemist" is written by Paulo Coelho. The Alchemist book has three editions or variant, the first variant is written text only, the second is written text with some pictures, and the third variant is the graphic novel. But all have the same story and sold over 62 million copies.

Changes the lives of its perusers for forever. A lovely story about figuring out how to tune in to your heart, read the signs scattered along life's way and, most importantly, follow your fantasies. 

Plot:

A common dream inconveniences Santiago, a youthful and bold Andalusian shepherd. He has the fantasy each time he dozes under a sycamore tree that becomes out of the remains of a congregation. During the imagination, a kid advises him to look for treasure at the foot of the Egyptian pyramids. Santiago counsels a tramp lady to decipher the invention, and incredibly she instructs him to go to Egypt. An unusual, otherworldly elderly person named Melchizedek, who professes to be the Ruler of Salem, echoes the rover's recommendation and reveals to Santiago that it is his Own Legend to travel to the pyramids. Melchizedek persuades Santiago to auction his rush and set to Tangier. At the point when Santiago shows up in Tangier, a hoodlum ransacks him, driving him to look for some kind of employment with a nearby precious stone shipper. The moderate and sympathetic shipper shows Santiago a few exercises, and Santiago urges the trader to face challenges with his business. The risks pay off, and Santiago turns into a rich man in only a year. 

Santiago chooses to trade out his profit and keep seeking after his Own Legend: to discover a treasure at the pyramids. He joins a procession crossing the Sahara desert toward Egypt and meets a British chap who is concentrating on turning into a chemist. He takes in a great deal from the British chap during the excursion. For one, he discovers that the mystery of speculative chemistry is composed of a stone called the Emerald Tablet. A definitive production of speculative chemistry is the Ace Work, which comprises of a strong called the Savants Stone that can go lead to gold, and a fluid considered the Remedy of Life that can fix all ills. Santiago learns the British chap is heading out with the parade to the Saharan desert spring of Al-Fayoum, where a ground-breaking, 200-year-old chemist dwells. The British bloke intends to solicit the chemist the mystery from his exchange. 

Notably, the troop must make a complete stop in Al-Fayoum to stay away from progressively brutal innate wars occurring in the desert. There, Santiago experiences passionate feelings for Fatima, who lives in the desert spring. During a stroll in the desert, Santiago observes a sign that forecasts an assault on the truly nonpartisan desert garden. He cautions the old chieftains of the crime, and accordingly, Al-Fayoum effectively safeguards itself against the attack. The chemist gets an expression of Santiago's vision and welcomes Santiago out traveling into the desert, during which he shows Santiago the significance of tuning in to his heart and seeking after his Own Legend. He persuades Santiago to leave Fatima and the train for an opportunity to complete his excursion to the pyramids, and he offers to go with Santiago on the next leg of his outing. 

While the chemist and Santiago proceed through the desert, the chemist shares quite a bit of his knowledge about the Spirit of the World. They are unimportant days from the pyramids when a clan of Middle Easterner fighters catches them. In return for his life and the life of Santiago, the chemist hands over to the group the entirety of Santiago's cash and tells the fighters that Santiago is an incredible chemist who will transform into wind inside three days. Santiago feels frightened because he has no clue how to turn into the breeze, and throughout the following three days, he mulls over the desert. On the third day, he speaks with the breeze and the sun and urges them to assist him with making a colossal dust storm. He goes to the Hand That Composed All, and at the stature of the tempest, he vanishes. He returns on the opposite side of the camp, and the tribesmen, awed by the intensity of the storm and by Santiago's capacity, let him and the chemist go free. 


The chemist keeps on going with Santiago to the extent of a Coptic religious community a few hours from the pyramids. There, he shows Santiago his capacity to transform lead into gold utilizing the Rationalist's Stone. He gives Santiago gold and sends him off. Santiago starts burrowing for the fortune at the foot of the pyramids, yet two men confront him and beat him. At the point when Santiago addresses them about his fantasy vision, they conclude he should have no cash and allowed him to live. Before leaving, one of the men attempts to represent the uselessness of dreams by informing Santiago regarding his own fantasy. It concerns a fortune covered in a deserted church in Spain where a sycamore tree develops. The congregation is a similar one wherein Santiago had his unique dream, and he, at long last, comprehends where his fortune is. He comes back to Spain to discover a chest of gems and gold-covered under the tree and plans to go back with it to Al-Fayoum, where he will rejoin with Fatima, who anticipates him.


Santiago, a youthful shepherd, living in the slopes of Andalucia, feels that there is something else entirely to live than his humble home and his run.

One day he finds the boldness to follow his fantasies into far off grounds, each progression stirred by the information that he is following the correct way: his own. The individuals he meets en route, the things he sees, and the astuteness he learns are extraordinary.

With Paulo Coelho's ideal mix of otherworldliness, mystical authenticity, and old stories, The Alchemist is a story with the ability to move countries and completely change people. Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd kid, hopes to venture to the far corners of the planet in the mission to locate a collective fortune, in contrast to any others.

Santiago's mission takes him to the otherworldly desert of Egypt, where he meets the chemist. Is the chemist what Santiago was searching for, or would he say he is there to prevent Santiago from satisfying his mission? Indeed, you'll need to peruse The Alchemist to discover.

Every so often we never genuinely understand that we are so close to the dream, we don't have the foggiest thought what all it will take for us to reach there. Be that as it may, one thing we know is that we need it and we need to go the additional mile to cause it to go. A part of the time just to perceive how close we are, what we are justified in itself, is an astonishing accomplishment to appear at the prize of your fantasy.


Paulo Coelho's captivating novel in the mixed "enchanted authenticity" class is impressive from numerous points of view. The style peruses just yet contains incredible feelings, intriguing and profound characters, plots turns, and rousing intelligence.

An Andalusian shepherd kid named Santiago goes from his country in Spain to the Egyptian desert, looking for a fortune covered in the Pyramids. He is both a straightforward sheepherder and an aspiring pilgrim. He follows his fantasies, actually, a well as "signs" from his condition. Our primary character is astute past his years yet, also, a youngster subject to being susceptible. Each character focuses Santiago on his journey.

Nobody realizes what the fortune is, or if Santiago will have the option to surmount the obstructions en route. He hits impasses, somebody takes his cash, he trusts mistakenly, he gets caught in the desert, and so fort yet beautiful things occur also, and the plot consistently pushes ahead. Tides change. He changes his fate with his activities. However, what begins as an excursion to discover natural products transforms into a disclosure of the fortune found inside the scarce difference among the real world.

He moves from miserable to confident and back again all through the story. He even meets Fatima, all-consuming, instant adoration, in an enormous desert garden. His journey, combined with the otherworldly authenticity kind, may leave the peruser with questions.

Did Santiago genuinely bring the dust storm that prompted his break in the desert, or was it an incident? Did he genuinely feel Fatima's kiss on his cheek toward the end, or was it only a sense or aching to satisfy his guarantee to come back to her? Rich, suggestive, and loaded with magnificent statements about being, the tale of Santiago is a genuine (and marginally otherworldly) portrayal of the changing influence we had always wanted, regardless of whether real or envisioned, individuals in our lives and the significance of tuning in to our souls.


 My thought 

The Alchemist is an incredible book, and the narrating is beautiful. The separation of words is faultless, with knowledge and theory. I completely loved it. The story is exceptionally captivating and overflows with positive thinking, which I believe is significant in our lives. The book demonstrates that the excursion to your predetermination is as substantial as the fate itself. I love the fantastic way the book accentuates the significance of faith, hope, and otherworldliness through the tale of a normal boy. I think this book offers to everybody since we as a whole have dreams and here and there we simply need somebody to disclose to us that they may come true. Overall, "The Alchemist" is an extremely energizing fiction novel, and it merits a space at everybody's bookshelf.





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