- Editie: Kindle-editie
- Bestandsgrootte: 1882 KB
- Printlengte: 178 pagina's
- Uitgever: HarperOne; Anniversary editie (24 februari 2015)
- Verkocht door: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Taal: Engels
- ASIN: B00U6SFUSS
- Tekst-naar-spraak: Ingeschakeld
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- Klantenrecensies: 3 klantbeoordelingen
- Plaats op Amazon-bestsellerlijst: #2.684 Betaald in Kindle Store (Top 100 betaald in Kindle Store bekijken)
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"[This] Brazilian wizard makes books disappear from stores."--New York Times
"A beautiful story with a pointed message for every reader."--Joseph Girzone, author of Joshua
"A magical little volume."--San Francisco Chronicle
"A most tender and gentle story. It is a rare gem of a book."--Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., co-author of Change Our Mind, Change Your Life
"A remarkable tale about the most magical of all journeys: the quest to fulfill one's destiny."--Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within
"A sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike."--Publishers Weekly
"A touching, inspiring fable."--Indianapolis Star
"A wise and inspiring fable about the pilgrimage that life should be."--M. Scott Peck
"An adventure story full of magic and wisdom."--Rudolfo Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima --Deze tekst verwijst naar de hardcover editie.
Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. What starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.--Deze tekst verwijst naar de paperback editie.
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“The 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.”
The author Paulo Coelho as we see, in today’s contemporary time, is a force of nature.
“The Alchemist was first published in the year 1988. Originally written in Portuguese by its Brazilian-born author, it has been translated into at least 56 languages as of September 2012. An allegorical novel, The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd named Santiago in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there.
The book is an international bestseller. According to AFP, it has sold more than 65 million copies in 56 different languages, becoming one of the best-selling books in history and setting the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author.”
-Those are the facts for most negative reviewers, if such a book was as horrible as they say, it never would have resonated with so many souls, making it one of the most influential and best-selling books of all time.-
Santiago’s story is ultimately relatable and it reaches out through Coelho’s pages to touches your heart in the most passionate and inspiring way. After receiving a recurring dream and waking from it both times before fully grasping what it means or obtaining key details before waking, Santiago becomes convinced it has a deeper underlying meaning and sets out to have it assessed.
He visit a spiritual woman who requests 1/10 of the “hidden treasure” when he finds it, not much information was obtained about the dream from her but he meets a stranger (an old king) after leaving who explained it for him, he then sets out on his journey as a adventurer in search of treasure after the old King, Melchizedek, tells him to sell his sheep and journey to Egypt where is treasure lies. The book is filled with many obstacles and trials, ups and downs and Santiago found himself at several instances wanting to give up but holds steadfast remembering the teachings of the old King: “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it” he had taught him.
Santiago later meets the Alchemist, who takes him as his pupil, and he taught him about life, love and following your dreams and your Personal Legend: your mission in life, the thing you always wanted to do, and is the main theme of the book. Santiago is accompanied by the Alchemist towards the last lap of his journey and they overcome the greatest obstacle together, and from this Santiago learned one of the greatest secrets of life. The book is a metaphor, and a simple life and self-help manual for all who have come to see it this way. Santiago accomplishing his greatest dream is symbolic of us today, accomplishing our goals and living a truly successful life. It also has many spiritual teachings and simple life lessons for everyday living. From a simple shepherd boy to a wealthy man in the end is a story that forever reverberates with us and one we hear quite often in many rags to riches success stories, and one principle is common in all, all wealth, all success and all happy living starts with one thing, ones thinking.
The books main theme is about finding ones destiny and serves as a spiritual guide for many people today in contemporary times.
I have read and listen to the audiobook over thirty–three times in the last twenty-four months and every single time the emotion remains the same; I am entranced, impressed, entertained and deeply moved and also compelled to follow my own heart towards its dreams.
This exceptionally powerful and remarkable book catapults high above the bar of great books in its genre and one I have recommended on numerous occasions, it’s a must read, simply put, it’s a must read for all ages, any country, any religion, you must read this book.
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Oh man, was that a mistake. It didn't do any of those things (and apparently kids these days don't actually read their summer reading, what a shame). Instead, I fell deeply in love with this book and have read it three times in the last two years. It's the kind of book that works on more than one level - you have your hero who goes on an adventure, learning from a wise mentor, hitting roadblocks, coming to know himself and the world around him before realizing that his true treasure was in himself all along, and if that's all you get out of the book, then that's fine, but there's more going on here.
The difficulty of the book is figuring out what that more is. The book constantly suggests and hints at lessons that seem at once a comment on ethics and metaphysics, history and anthropology, post-colonialist critique and folk fairy tale. Biblical allusions abound next to Islamic lessons on the nature of God while institutions and mysticism are equally likely to be evoked and revoked. There's always the sense as you read that there is something lingering under the surface, but the minute that you try to grab it (or write it in a review) it seems to disappear.
That seems to be the point of the book, that the message is clear if you read it without trying to grab it. Hold it loosely and it comes easily, try to describe it and it flits away. The book is allusive; it works on you without seeming to, and at the end you're left both satisfied as the adventure concludes and also wanting more, or perhaps wanting to do more. Perhaps that's why I like this book so much - it doesn't yield its secrets easily, or perhaps it yields it too easily, and you finish wondering where your heart and your treasure lie and what your personal legend might be. I imagine that this book might say more about its reader than its text: when you know your own heart and your own journey well enough, perhaps this will only remain a passing, although enjoyable fairy tale.
I'm not done reading it yet, but when I started. I read like the first 80 pages nonstop. Really soak in the message and lessons. I can't wait to finish this book.
So, I finally finished the book. And wow, never would have I thought, a book would have such an impact on me. It's a simple tale but filled with lessons if you are seeking it. I read it in like 3 sittings. I'm not much of a reader and just starting to appreciate it, and I am glad this was one of the books I read. Love it.