The Alchemist

In the introduction, the author Paulo Coelho declares that The Alchemist has sold more than twenty million copies worldwide. Even Bill Clinton read it and Julia Roberts adored it, yet he honestly doesn’t know “What’s the secret behind such a huge success?” After fallen for the hype and read the entire book, I really don’t know either. The story is about a shepherd boy who sets out to search for his “Personal Legend” and along the way he falls in love with any women that would talk to him or look at him. What the book tries to point out is to trust your own heart. It sounds more like a self motivation than a novel.