13 June 2010 | By: Writing Buddha


            219th BLOG -->>

        Again, I am going to talk about a book. This time , not from an Indian author but a book from a Brazilian writer. Its none other than the author of 14 different books - PAULO COELHO !!! Paulo Coelho is one on the biggest author known worldwide for his spiritual books. He had already published 14 books. Lets name them. Lets see do I remember the name of all his 14 books or not. The books are as follows - The Pilgrimage , The Valkyries , By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept , The Fifth Mountain, Veronika Decides to Die, The Devil and Miss Prym, Manual of the Warrior of Light, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Alchemist, Like the Flowing River, The Witch of Porobello, Brida and The Winner Stands Alone. Huffff!!! Finally, I remember all the name. Lets talk about the author first as this is my style of reviewing a book. This man Paulo Coelho is mostly famous for the 2 books- The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes. His book is sold more than 100 millions worldwide and is translated into 66 different languages. He is known for his spirituality and making people understand about their life and its importance. He can be said as Guruji !!!

               Now coming to the book- THE ALCHEMIST !!! This is the book about a boy named Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the exotic markets of Tangiers and then into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him. This story just depics the journey of a boy to search the treasure. And it focuses on all the spiritual and motivating messages he receives on his path from the elder people. This way he keeps proceeding towards his treasure. And at the end he comes to know what is the real treasure of our life and how it is achieved. The book is very spiritual. It is said about THE ALCHEMIST that there's a book in 1 decade which changes the life of many people and THE ALCHEMIST is one of them. This book is sold more than 30 Millions copies. 

             But, I didn't like this book. I would rate this book as 2 out of 5 and nothing more. After reading this book, I have decided not to read PAULO COELHO again. His book is very different which has not effected my life even by a bit of improvement. Neither it has pushed me to do something in life. I would suggest everyone to read Robin Sharma's THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI, WHO WILL CRY WHEN YOU DIE or 2 parts of THE GREATNESS GUIDE. They are much motivating books and will really improve you as they have done to me. I think PAULO COELHO is great but I didn;t like him because of the vast difference in our culture. He is Brazilian and I am an Indian. This can be the biggest factor why I didn;t liked his way of writing. But whatever, PAULO COELHO - Bye Bye !!!!



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