The Alchemist

If I was completely honest, I didn’t enjoy The Alchemist. However, I feel like that may be attributed to the translator. I found the writing to be dry, jarring, and rushed. The time felt off- months would pass by in just a couple of sentences.

I did enjoy the actual story however, which makes me inclined to think that the problem lies with the translation. There were times when I was a bit confused, and even now, I’m not exactly sure what was happening at points. On the bright side, The Alchemist¬†is short and interesting enough to easily reread in two-ish hours. I would, 100%, read this book again.

Overall,¬†The Alchemist¬†was a quick and light read, which I’d recommend people read when they’re busy.

3/5 stars

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