The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Published September 26, 2011
- Author Paulo Coelho
I really enjoyed this simple story of hope and faith and following your heart. It manages to be deep without being mind-boggling, and offers up plenty of quotable lines that could stand you in good stead for the rest of your life.
The story itself felt like reading one of the Arabian Nights, following an winding tale as the main character went from one adventure to the next. Good descriptions, good dialogue, and lots of pause for thought along the way.
It was quite short, which was probably the best way - it meant I could read through it quickly, and I’m not sure that style of writing would be sustained over a massive novel.
All in all, really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.