Do you enjoy mysticism? Do you enjoy the unknown? Do you enjoy adventuring into terrain no one would dare step foot into? If you answered “yes” to any of these, then do I have the book for you! Like yesterday, I read this book over my summer break in order to not only expand my personal library, but to expand my very mind! The Alchemist, written by Paulo Coelho, is the story of a young shepherd boy, Santiago, who leaves his home in Andalusia to find a hidden treasure within the Egyptian desert. During his travels, he runs into a slew of interesting characters and plot twists that would tantalize any reader adamantly standing opposed to this book.
Like old Arthurian stories, there are a few, minimal illustrations scattered throughout the book if only to lend some small amount of clarity to that moment in the story. One of my biggest joys of reading this book came from the rough, uneven pages that felt like they had been preserved through time. It added that extra layer that all books need to bring you further into the world of the story.
Per usual “review,” I don’t want to give away too much of the story, that’d be no fun for those of you truly interested in reading the book. But, I will say that this has by far been one of the most enjoyable reads that I’ve been able to sit back and find time for during the summer.
So, if you’re looking to join Santiago on his quest for treasure, mystery, and adventure, run to your local bookstore and pick up The Alchemist, today!
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Adventure awaits folks!