The Alchemist

A Fable About Following Your Dream
Rating : * * * * * (5 bintang ayam)
Pengarang : Paulo Coelho
Pesan dari fabel apik ini adalah “following your dream/heart..”. Selain pesan-pesan di dalamnya, gaya bercerita dan penokohan (terutama settingnya) menarik, bocah penggembala dari andalusia bertualang mencari harta yang hadir di dalam mimpinya, melintasi padang pasir menuju piramid, berinteraksi dengan masyarakat muslim, bertemu seorang inggris, raja, ahli kimia dll. dan semua itu diceritakan dengan simple. Kutipan yang menarik di bagian ketika Santiago berbincang-bincang di malam padang pasir bersama si ahli kimia:
“My Heart Is Afraid that it will have to suffer,” the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.”

Selain itu kutipan favorit gue soal “sukses.. tapi bukan dengan jalan/mimpi lo? ga afdol!” :
“I have already found my treasure. I have a camel. I have my money from the crystal shop, and I have fifty gold pieces. In my own country. I would be a rich man.” “But none of that is from the Pyramids”, said the alchemist. “I also have Fatima. She is a treasure greater than anything else I have won.” “She wasn’t found at the Pyramids, either.”
Ada lagi soal keberadaan seseorang di dunia:
The alchemist said, “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”
Di pembukaan buku juga ada sub-cerita yang dibaca oleh si ahli kimia, soal legenda Narcisius.. tapi dari sudut pandang lain yang tidak disangka:
The lake was silent for some time. Finally, it said: “I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty reflected.”

One thought on “The Alchemist

  1. novel ini yg disebut-sebut dalam Endorsment salah satu pembaca Novel Ayat-Ayat cinta…
    jadi pengen mengkoleksinya
    —————-
    salam kenal, koment blog sy jug ya

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