Breathe To Read

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Monday, May 9, 2016

2016 Challenge - Book 42, The Alchemist

Today's book review is for

The Alchemist

This was under the category:  A Book Considered A Modern Classic

This is the story of a Shepherd named Santiago.  He desires to travel and seek worldly treasure.  He has a repetitive dream that tells him he will find his treasure at the pyramids.  He starts his journey and meets a man who calls himself a King.  Before Santiago even tells him why he is on his journey, the King knows.  As Santiago continues his journey to his treasure he meets thieves, people he can trust, the love of his life, and ultimately reaches what he seeks.  Along the way he learns to listen to his heart and follow his dreams even when he is tested.

I liked this book.  It was simple and short, and an easy enough read.  The shepherd boy ran into many obstacles as he tried to reach his treasure in the dessert, but in his quest, he comes across the Alchemist - a man who has the Philosphers Stone which contains the Elixir of Life, and he was 200 years old.  (cue Harry Potter)  He is wise and he taught the shepherd boy how to listen to his heart and follow his dreams and reach his destiny.  Telling him that if he doesn't, he will always regret it.

I say give this book a try.  It is a nice story, and a nice message, and worth the read.

Stars:  4

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