Review: The Alchemist

The Alchemist
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

34% of goodreads users gave The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 5 stars.  I’m not sure I listened to the same book as these people read.  Maybe there is some deep philosophical meaning that this book contained and my tiny mind just didn’t gasp it.  I have no idea.  To mean this book “read” like a children’s book.  It was not written poorly.  The story just didn’t appeal to me.  There was nothing that grabbed me.  There was no foreshadowing that I wanted to hang out for and see how it went.  Therefore, I fall solidly in the only 9% of goodreads users that gave this book a measly 2 stars.