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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, a wonderful classic for an offline evening on the couch. The book is simply best described as 'a beautiful story about what really matters in life'. The first edition appeared almost 30 years ago, so the book has already gone through several publications. I have a beautiful luxury version with gold and linen. But whichever version you have, in this case it is the content that really counts and if it appeals to you, you will take it with you for the rest of your life.

The Alchemist is a book by Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian writer, which is read all over the world. In 1988 De Alchemist was released in Brazil under the name O Alquimista and in 1993 the English version was released. In 74 countries the book reached the number 1 position of the best-selling books. In total, more than 35 million copies were sold worldwide.

From an early age, the Andalusian sheepherder Santiago has had only one wish: to travel, explore all corners of the world and finally find out how it works. His dreams of a hidden treasure prompt him on a quest. After many wanderings, he meets the alchemist in Egypt. Not only does he possess great spiritual wisdom, he also knows the depths of the heart where the last truths about ourselves are hidden. As nomads, we seem lost through an endless desert to finally reach the place where our hearts are. The quest for a destiny can be read as a development novel but also as a wonderful and above all symbolic key to our time. A magical fable with the deep wisdom of a classic fairy tale.

It reads well, gives food for thought and is a journey (at home on the couch) full of discoveries. Order here .

source: Bol.com and Wikipedia

Don't feel like reading, but do you want to know what the book is about?

Big, fat spoiler alert. DO NOT watch if you want to read the book. But if you really don't want to read the book and still want to be able to talk about it, it's a classic after all: go for it. But, again, you better order it here .

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