The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho with Alan R. Clarke (Translator)

167 pages first pub 1988 (editions)

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Description

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert ...

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Moods

reflective 74%
inspiring 72%
adventurous 66%
hopeful 48%
lighthearted 17%
mysterious 17%
emotional 15%
relaxing 13%
challenging 10%
informative 7%
funny 1%
tense 1%

Pace

medium 44%
fast 30%
slow 24%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 48% | A mix: 34% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 59% | No: 19% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 58% | No: 24% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 39% | No: 31% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.57

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