Nomadic boy’s adventure

The Alchemist is a well-liked fantasy book by the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho. This book has been a huge success all over the world and has been translated into 56 languages.

The protagonist of the alchemist is an Andalucian young nomadic boy named Santiago, who dreams of finding treasure near the Pyramids in Egypt. He meets some people at plaza who know about the treasure and he gets some advice from them. Santiago heads to North Africa and then to Egypt after saving money.

The structure and story of the book is done very creatively, and is very well-made. The early phase of the story is a little bit dull, but when it andvanced it becomes more engrossing. The Alchemist shows that it’s worth reading this sort of fiction. It makes me feel as if I were in a story. That’s real.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Johannes Björk
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 10:49:59

    The title is very common for a review of an adventure book but it’s still good. The review on it self is very clear and the words aren’t so challenging. It could be a little bit more longer so the reader could get along with the story.
    About the writer of the book… I would like to know more about him. Not just that he’s from Brazil.

    After all it’s good book review, you tell almost everything necessary, but it left a bit cold… I like the last chapter because you describe more details about the book in this section.

    Next time, make it little more longer than this. Then it would be really good! 🙂 cheeeers


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