Saturday, December 17, 2005

The Alchemist



I finally started reading this last night. Paulo Coelho is so digestable. Maybe it is because it has been translated, but the writing isn't pretentious, it doesn't use unnecessarily complicated language. It's simple, yet it conveys a lively picture in your mind of what you are reading. The Alchemist is about a young man who has become a shepherd because he wants to travel. A series of omens leads him on a path to discover his "Personal Legend". Another book of his, Veronica Decides to Die, is one of my favorite. Anyone that I have recommended it to who has read it, agress that it is a wonderful book. His website: http://www.paulocoelho.com.br/engl/

5 comments:

Sherpa said...

I've been meaning to read this book for the past 5 years.

elisabeth said...

it'll be worth when you do

elisabeth said...

worth IT i mean

Dagga said...

absoulutly it is wonderful one of my favorite books it is simple yet lyrical in Icelandic. Strangely I don´´t remember alot of the plot excepte from the bottom line. It is the tone that captures you when you read it.

elisabeth said...

yeah that's so true...it kind of pulls you along and it's so easy to keep reading