Thank you for visiting Jagged Edge Reviews. We have a lot of exciting reviews, guest posts, cover reveals and book blitz coming up! I apologize we are going through a bit of a change as we have been away for a short time but we are getting back into the swing of things! Just getting a bit organized again, please be patient.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Title: The Alchemist
Author: Paulo Coelho
Publication date: 1993
Stars: 4
Publisher: Harper collins

Origin: The Portuguese original edition was published in Brazil by Editora Rocco LTD in 1988 by Paulo Coelho
Where to buy: Amazon,

Summary: 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. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But 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.

Review: This book. There are a few things I could say. When I started this book I honestly did not like it. But maybe I was just stopping myself from liking it. I have personally been through a lot in the last few years which had assisted in my lack of reading. Some of these things should have pushed me back into books. But I wasn't able to find a book that I could read. Books that would make me feel again and want to be back in the normal world. I fought this book a little bit. But the book won out. I really liked the ending. To see his journey, to see him not give up when he was robbed and beaten. This just shows me that no matter what you need to stand up and fight. You need to be who you are, you need to chase after your goals. Don't let fear over come you. Honestly if you need a lift up or your just in a rough spot right now I would recommend reading this book. Like his journey you may have a rough beginning but in the end you will reap the reward. This book is worth a look.

No comments:

Popular Posts