The Alchemist

By: Paulo Coelho

My Review

I really liked this book, it was slow at first. Then i the middle of the book it started to get interesting. You really have to make it throught the begining of the book, the rest of the book goes by really fast.

Chartacter Poem

Sheopard boySmelly, ragged, wornoutThis person is a very hard workerWandering, meeting, discoveringThese things happen in the feilds where he takes his sheepThis person puts up with a lot and then still stays calm no matter what

Favorite Passage

“I’m alive”, he said to the boy, as they ate a bunch of dates one night, with no fires and no moon.  “When I’m eating, that’s all I think about.  If I’m on the march, I just concentrate on marching.  If I have to fight, it will be just a good day to die as any other.  “Because I don’t live in either my past or my future.  I’m only interested in the present.  If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man.  You’ll see that there is life in the desert, that there are stars in the heavens, and that tribesmen fight because they are part of the human race.  Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living right now.”  P.89 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho