Friday, August 24, 2007

The Alchemist

The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho

Santiago is a young shepherd who is led to follow a dream. His dream is interpreted by an old Gypsy woman to mean he will find treasure buried under the Great Pyramids of Egypt. So he sells his sheep and sets out on a journey of self-discovery.

This is a simple story full of complex ideas. It's a wonderfully written, thought provoking book about following your instincts. "If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man." Life is a journey...not a goal.

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

I really loved this book! It was short and simple. And yet, so complex!

Trish said...

I've heard great things about this book!