The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho with Alan R. Clarke (Translator)

fiction literary philosophy reflective slow-paced

208 pages | first published 1988

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"To realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation."--from The AlchemistThe Alchemist tells the story of Santiago, the young Andalusian shepherd who dreams of buried treasure in Egypt and embarks upon a challenging journey to find it. With al...
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Moods

reflective 74%
inspiring 72%
adventurous 65%
hopeful 48%
emotional 16%
lighthearted 16%
mysterious 15%
relaxing 12%
challenging 9%
informative 5%
funny 1%
dark 0%
sad 0%
tense 0%

Pace

medium 41%
slow 30%
fast 27%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 43% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 19% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 10% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 56% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 55% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 41% | No: 29% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 6%

Average rating

3.54