Alchemist

The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd in his journey to the pyramids of Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding a treasure there.

Coelho wrote The Alchemist in only two weeks in 1987. He explained that he was able to write at this pace because the story was “already written in his soul.ā€

The book’s main theme is supposed to be about finding one’s destiny, although according to The New York Times, The Alchemist is “more self-help than literature” & I kind of agree it has really helped me in some bad times,so if you are in a bit low phase , New Years starts are kind of overwhelming for me too..

The advice given to Santiago is basically “when you really want something to happen, the whole universe will conspire so that your wish comes true” is the core of the novel’s philosophy and a motif that plays throughout it.

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