The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
A fable about following your dream.
The Alchemist is an inspirational account of a voyage of a boy to find a hidden treasure, eventually finding his destiny.
This book always finds its place in the lists of best leadership books to read in a lifetime. Written by the celebrated Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist follows the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. It is an inspirational account of a voyage of Santiago to find a hidden treasure, eventually finding his destiny. The novel was originally written in Portuguese, but has been translated in 70+ languages since then selling over 65 million copies. ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho motivates the reader to follow their dream no matter what the situation is.
The plot of ‘The Alchemist’ has inspired many adaptations internationally by several artist groups. The book has also inspired readers to develop a positive approach towards life. Of the book, the story is captivating, language is easy and the style is interesting. This international bestseller can be counted in the books one should read in their lifetime.
About the author of ‘The Alchemist’:
Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist and best known for his book The Alchemist. Coelho escaped three times from mental institution before being released at the age of 20. Coelho was born into a Catholic family. At his parents’ wishes, the author enrolled in law school and abandoned his dream of becoming a writer. After one year he dropped out and lived life as a hippie, traveling through different countries. Coelho also worked as a songwriter and composed many lyrics.
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