The Alchemist

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho A very good friend of mine from Overseas or completely other part of the world introduced this novel to me as one of those novels that completely change and transform human lives from worse to and for the better, and to be perfectly honest with you, I was also intrigued by it and very happy and ready to read it, because I've read the same author's novel titled Winner Stands Alone which so perfectly and so masterfully unveiled the other side of celebrity and the other side of fame. Well, since I've read a large number of novels that were also credited by some of their avid readers as life-changing, I sort of thought that I knew what to expect from this novel, but needless to say I was very much surprised and eventually also pretty much amazed by it, by the journey or spiritual mission or spiritual path that's within it, and I've got to say that if you haven't read a life-changing novel yet, this is definitely one of them. It's not the best one out there that you can read and learn from, for I give a very large credit to that to "Zoo at the Edge of the World" and "Girl in Translation", but it's definitely inspirational, and you definitely shall learn something from it, and who knows, maybe what you shall learn from it, shall be powerful enough to influence your life in a truly and in a very positive way.