The Alchemist

  • Type: Books
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Christine M.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780062315007
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A beautiful journey of self discovery

I had heard such good things about this book, but hadn't gotten around to reading it for years. Once I did, I saw why it is amazing. The journey that the protagonist takes is both a physical and emotional revelation for him.  The prose is lush and immersive, which is stunning when you consider that this is a translation from Portuguese (kudos to the translators). I really feel like I took the journey with the protagonist, and came out all the better for it.