Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (55) #ClassicLiterature

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.
Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemisthas become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.
Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne; 25 Anv edition (April 15, 2014)
  • ISBN: 9780062315007

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Brazilian author, PAULO COELHO, is considered one of the most influential authors of our times. His books have sold more than 165 million copies worldwide, have been released in 170 countries and been translated into 80 languages. 

He has received numerous prestigious international awards. He is member of the Academy of Letters of Brazil since 2002 and Messenger of Peace by the United Nations since 2007. In 2009 he received the Guinness World Record for the most translated author for the same book (The Alchemist).

The man behind the author likes to write and practices Kyudo - a meditative archery. He loves reading, walking, football and computers. In that sense, he has always maintained a close contact with his readers but now, and thanks to the new media, he has established an incredible feedback with them. Paulo was the second most influential celebrity on Twitter in 2010 according to Forbes and he is the writer with the highest number of followers in the social media.

Follow his blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

REVIEW:
Brilliant!
I understand now why this book is a classic, a favorite to so many, and he is the most translated author of all time. This is literally one of the best piece of literature to graze my fingertips that I have to ask myself incessantly, why the hell did it take me so long to read it?!
But I bought the book so I can read it again and again, and I feel like each time I read it I will take away something else.
I had so many emotions with this book, though none bad. The teachings in it were awe-inspiring. Quotes like, 'Where your treasure is, there will also be your heart' are going to resonate through me for the rest of my life, I bet. 
Look, I'm not going to tell you about the book. I will tell you that if you haven't read it, you really should. It's frigging amazeballs on so many levels.
I can't wait to read more from this author!

5/5


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3 comments:

  1. I read this book years ago and kept the copy, so I may read it again one day.

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  2. It is a classic! What a beautiful new cover.

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  3. Great review! I have never read it, so I need to add it to my to-read list.

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