Today I finished the latest book on my reading list, The Alchemist. As previously stated on my 2020 reading list The Alchemist was one of those books that I always wanted to read because I always heard so many people talking about it, and always saw it on the best-sellers tables at Barnes & Noble.
Today, I finally finished the book. I don’t have a lot to say about it if I’m speaking truthfully, because I didn’t have a deep connection with the story. I had a lot of people messaging me claiming that they thought the book was too biblical and to avoid it because it didn’t live up to its hype.
I figured I would read it anyway, because honestly if I followed what everyone said, then I wouldn’t have my own opinions or experience things for myself.
The book follows protagonist Santiago and his quest to the Egyptian Pyramids to fulfill his Personal Legend.
The book, while it is a fairly easy read, didn’t hold any substance for me. Which I know might offend some people given the religious premise of the book-but reviews (or opinion pieces) of any kind, won’t be catered to how it might make the reader feel.
I think I’m defending my opinion so much because I believe this is a controversial blog post over a book that is otherwise praised.
If you’re looking for an easy, thought provoking read, I would recommend this book for you.
Have you read this book before? Let me know down below!