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Alchemist

  • Date Submitted: 12/11/2013 11:03 PM
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The book “The Alchemist” of the author Paulo Coelho is an interesting book about a fiction ancient story but it still attracts the reader   because of its meaning to the modern life.
  The book is a enchanted novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspring wisdom, is about an Andulusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman who want one-tenth of his treasure if he finds it, a man who calls himself king who gives him two stones “yes” or “no”, and an alchemist, all of whom help him in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to endure the obstacles along the long journey. The story seems unreal, ancient and it does not relate anything to the modern time but the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts. It delivers meaningful messages to our lifes.
  Although the novel is imagined about the story in the ancient time, but the novel is easy to read for every ages. The structure follows the time order so the readers can easily follow. Sometimes, the author writes some parts of memoirs and the memories of the past during the story line to help the plot to flow smoothly. When we read the novel, the story just comes up so naturally with light tone of voice. The author guides the readers to the flow of the story through the writing of the author like the author is talking to us and telling us about the story of Santiago. The structure in the book is simple, it is not complicated and just like the order of the story . The author makes the reader surprised when he chooses the very simple, short, and easy to understand. Contrary to the plot about ancient time, the word choices are not hard, long and academic or the words which do not...

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