Of all the books I recommend to others, top of the list are Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, which I wrote about here in the Unthinkable series I wrote on Linked In), and next on the list is The Alchemist.
I tend to pick up this book at least once a year and read it again, and every time I read it I find new learnings and meaning.
“when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
Yes, this sounds like an inspirational quote theme, and perhaps so, yet within the context of Coelho’s poetic writing, this and many other thoughts create much meaning for the reader.
The plot ? Almost irrelevant.
Trust me, pick up this short novel and dive in. Everyone takes multiple meanings and lessons from it.