Well, long time not having introduced any novels to my readers. So, let’s give this one a try. I encounter another masterpiece while searching a free-eBook-sharing site titled www.intexblogger.com. And the book title is none other than “The Alchemist”, originally published in Portuguese in 1986. It was translated in English in 1993 (quite a long time, huh?). The author is a Brazilian native named Paulo Coelho, who was born the 24th of August in 1947. It’s in the genres of Quest, Adventure, Drama and Fantasy. Any of them being one of your favorite genres?
The plot talks about a Spanish shepherd named Santiago who had a recurring dream about him finding a treasure at the Pyramids. Was this his destiny? To find the answer, he embarked on a quest no other shepherds had ever imagined of and, along the way, met several people of interesting qualities and all of which can be his teachers, including the King, the merchant, the Englishman, the Alchemist and so on. Will he able to complete his quest of finding his treasure? Is it just a dream? Or is it real? Only one thing is certain, leaving his role as a shepherd and becoming an adventurer, Santiago was going to take his lifestyle to another level beyond his imagination.
Maktub. (It’s all written) – from The Alchemist
I’ve put this book among the list of the best books I’ve ever read. Every page of this novel teaches me a new inspiring life lesson. The only thing I regret is that I haven’t found this book earlier. Fortunately, the book is not of date. I’m looking forward to reading more books of his, but now I’m rather busy, so later!
I don’t know if this book is on sale in Phnom Penh, but I’ve already finished the eBook, so I guess I don’t need to buy the book. If anyone wants to take an adventure with Santiago, click here!More information about the book: Wikipedia
More information about the author: Wikipedia
By the way, are there any novels you love? Please comment!