The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel

The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel

Paulo Coelho Derek Ruiz Daniel Sampere / Feb 29, 2020

The Alchemist A Graphic Novel The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever With than two million copies sold around the world The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic univers

  • Title: The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel
  • Author: Paulo Coelho Derek Ruiz Daniel Sampere
  • ISBN: 9780062024329
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever With than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired.Paulo Coelho s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagaThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever With than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired.Paulo Coelho s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life s path, and, above all, following our dreams.Acclaimed illustrator Daniel Sampere brings Paulo Coelho s classic to new life in this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel adaptation.

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        The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist In 1986, PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage In the following year, COELHO published The Alchemist Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time Other titles include Brida 1990 , The Valkyries 1992 , By the river Piedra I sat Down and Wept 1994 , the collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S o Paulo entitle Maktub 1994 , the compilation of texts Phrases 1995 , The Fifth Mountain 1996 , Manual of a Warrior of Light 1997 , Veronika decides to die 1998 , The Devil and Miss Prym 2000 , the compilation of traditional tales in Stories for parents, children and grandchildren 2001 , Eleven Minutes 2003 , The Zahir 2005 , The Witch of Portobello 2006 and Winner Stands Alone to be released in 2009 During the months of March, April, May and June 2006, Paulo Coelho traveled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella in 1986 He also held surprise book signings announced one day in advance in some cities along the way, to have a chance to meet his readers In ninety days of pilgrimage the author traveled around the globe and took the famous Transiberrian train that took him to Vladivostok During this experience Paulo Coelho launched his blog Walking the Path The Pilgrimage in order to share with his readers his impressions Since this first blog Paulo Coelho has expanded his presence in the internet with his daily blogs in Wordpress, Myspace Facebook He is equally present in media sharing sites such as Youtube and Flickr, offering on a regular basis not only texts but also videos and pictures to his readers From this intensive interest and use of the Internet sprang his bold new project The Experimental Witch where he invites his readers to adapt to the screen his book The Witch of Portobello Indeed Paulo Coelho is a firm believer of Internet as a new media and is the first Best selling author to actively support online free distribution of his work.


    1. Obviously, the Alchemist is about Alchemy. This is talking about spiritual alchemy. We each have a personal legend. How do we go about making that happen. Alchemy is taking a solid object, melting it into something else and it transforms so when it becomes a solid, it is something new. So, how do we take our life and change it. The book gives a story of what that might look like. Like any good spiritual story will relate, usually we go on a journey and end up back where we started. That is the w [...]

    2. The Alchemist was on my to read list for a long time. Then I learned there was this adaptation. Since I love a good graphic novel, I decided to read this first. I'm glad I did. It seems to be a very good adaptation and the graphics were exceptionally good. But the story Don't get me started. It was absolute nonsense. Ridiculous. But I'm glad I read this adaptation, because I've always been intrigued by the novel and now I'm pretty sure it's overhyped and I won't ever read it. My two star rating [...]

    3. After reading “The Alchemist: The Graphic Novel”, I still felt the same way as I did at the end of the regular “The Alchemist”. Both made me twirl my invisible beard and go “hmmmm”. But even after reading both books, I’m still not sure how to uncover the magic of “The Alchemist” that has made it an enduring classic since the late 80’s when the original was released. I blame my parable overload on Sunday school.And parable this puppy is. Loaded up with allegory and “lesson [...]

    4. I decided to read the graphic novel before reading the novel for various reasons. The main one being, I wasn't too sure if I would make it through the book in it's entirity. I am glad I chose to do this. I don't believe that this story should have been turned into a graphic novel. It had very little action and was very theological. These two things make for uninteresting cells. I did like the art (even if the the genders where very similarily drawn), and the story was a good one. I found that th [...]

    5. I read "The Alchemist" book about a year ago and then my daughter picked up the graphic novel from the library and read it in an hour and told me I should read it, she had also read the novel previously.So I read the graphic novel and I feel about it the same way I felt about the novelI like it, but I do not love it. It is loaded with parables and bible references and nothing is really new and exciting, just a retelling of familiar Sunday school stories. Maybe I have had too much Sunday school f [...]

    6. Sometimes I cheat. Sometimes there's a book that I don't believe I'll enjoy but feel a great deal of cultural pressure to read anyway. I dodge and weave and smile and nod when people tell me that it is THE BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN OH MY GOD HOW HAVE YOU NOT READ IT? And then voila, they adapt it into a graphic novel. This gives me all of the major ideas, flavors, and overall scope in just under an hour, which is far preferable to taking thrice that to discover that my gut feeling was right. It's k [...]

    7. At times the dialogue reads like a didactic religious tract; at other moments, small revelations of wisdom. Unfortunately, the former dominates and I'm not sure I'll get to the full text version as a result.

    8. I can't really speak to the original book, but this had some incredibly uneven pacing. Plot-wise, it was sort of a meandering morality tale, sort of Forrest-Gump-ish, but the events were just incredibly uneven. The art, too, appeared to change even in the middle of a section, from solid to uninteresting and back and forth. The story has a solid ending, but so much important (for instance, the love story part) is glossed over.

    9. I have hated The Alchemist ever since I found it. But people do seem to like this book. I thought I might find what is to like in the graphic version. No. It is still a lot of nonsense. There is not a single concrete statement in the entire book. I am glad to say I still hate this book. This author annoys me to no end. Can I please give negative stars as my rating? The illustrations are nice though.

    10. Meh. This was a disappointment. Since it was a graphic novel I somehow forced myself to complete it, but after a few pages I knew I didn't like it. It felt forced, disjointed and preachy. The art is mesmerising and I could look through it over and over, but the story was terrible.

    11. I didn't read the original novel, but I didn't find this an enjoyable graphic novel. The art is attractive but the dialogue is stiff and preachy.

    12. What would you do to accomplish your dreams, especially if you knew they were attainable? This is exactly the delima facing a young shepherd boy named Santiago. His life started out as well taken care of member of a small family with good parents who wanted only the best for him. Even after his decision to become a lowly sheepherder over a more lucrative career is announced, his father still supports him completely. After an early morning dream one day leaves him questioning his choice he's led [...]

    13. Originally posted on Just a Lil' LostThe bestselling book gets a graphic novel treatment with Ruiz & Sampere's take on Coelho's tale about an Andalusian shepherd boy who sells his sheep to travel to Egypt in search of a treasure buried by the Pyramids.Yes, I've heard so much about how life changing The Alchemist is, and I am sad to admit that I have not been able to get through the novel version. So I was interested to see if the graphic novel would be different. And different, it certainly [...]

    14. I had read The Alchemist before, in Spanish, a few years back, and I have to say I read at a good time in my life when, much as the book describes, I was in pursuit of my personal legend. So, when I saw there was a graphic novel adaptation of the book, I was very interested. I think the adaption by Derek Ruiz does a good job of bringing the novel to life for readers. The art by Daniel Sampere is well suited to the tale. The art is colorful, and it brings the setting of the tale to life. The grap [...]

    15. I've never read the original, so was unsure what to expect. I didn't really think the story lent itself to the graphic medium, or at least the way that it was recounted here which I did not really connect with. It seemed a bit lightweight, as if the author wanted to say something profound, but ended up not really being able to get very deep, relying instead on a hodgepodge of well-worn religious and philosophical ideas, with an unhealthy dose of New Age gibberish. The book was not particularly i [...]

    16. The artwork in this was amazing, I almost wanted to give it a higher rating. The story was well-written I, personally, just didn't love it.

    17. You can really tell a guy used to illustrating superheros drew this comic, but it does give a musing fable some oomph

    18. الخيمائيرواية رائعة حقاً تصف لك الشخص عندما يحاول بجد و بصدق الوصول الى (اسطتورته الشخصية )

    19. I haven't quite finished the regular book yet, but I wanted to see what the graphic novel is like. This is a passable version - nothing special, I don't think. Good story, for the most part.

    20. The art work is the best part of the book. I think the some plots and philosophies were added in this version and they somehow feel disjointed. Also, either the editing is bad or I am just not used to reading Graphic Novels. It felt a bit jumpy at times. Its worth a read for (a) its an easy read and (b) for the art work was always a story that would have looked good in graphic form.

    21. El escritor brasileño, Paulo Coelho, narra la historia de un pastor andaluz que sueña con las pirámides egipcias, tras multiples señales que repiten que debe visitarlas (su leyenda personal) embarca en el viaje más grande de su vida hacia Egipto.El pastor vende sus ovejas, primera decisión difícil, después de haber charlado con un rey. Al llegar a Marruecos es estafado por un muchacho, por lo que decide trabajar en una cristalería para recuperar el suficiente dinero para volver a casa y [...]

    22. It has been a long time since I read the original book, The Alchemist. I remember loving that story and treasuring the few last images that remained in my brain from that experience. This version did not mesh with those prior experiences, so I was left disappointed. I am no expert in graphic novels. I have read many but I still consider myself a novice in analyzing the pieces so that I am getting the most out of them. This time I had difficulty differentiating the characters. Some of them looked [...]

    23. I've read the novel and absolutely loved it, gave it 5 stars. However, with the graphic novel, and despite the beautiful graphics, it failed to deliver the story and it's meaning properly. The story was quite confusing and all over the place even for someone who read the novel beforehand. I'd highly recommend reading the actual novel before reading this.

    24. This is an adventure tale that aspires to be more. Unfortunately it's such a mishmash of all the major world religions and feel-good philosophies, that it ends up being quite ridiculous. I really have no idea why so many people like this book in whatever form they read it. I did enjoy the graphic form of the book more than I thought I would. I enjoyed the illustrations and I thought that Derek Ruiz's interpretation of the book was sound. I had read the book years ago and this retelling was much [...]

    25. Great book. Wonderful remake of the novel in graphic novel form. Very quick read and easy to help students get into classic literature by using this as a bridge to hook them. Some graphics of the women were titillating, so may need to preview for more conservative demographics. We didn't use the whole novel, but I found appropriate sections and used those whole/small group as scaffolds for the lesson. Less conservative demographics could easily allow students to read the whole novel on their own [...]

    26. 2.5I think if this wasn't a graphic novel I wouldn't have finished it.This book was really heavy handed. It would have been more tolerable if I agreed with the message, but even if I had this book feels like the author wrote his philosophy then tried to craft a story around it. There was no subtly. There was nothing to analyze. The book just told you what it was about.The art wasn't so good. The artist doesn't have a talent for drawing men which is most of the story. Many of the pages/panels see [...]

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