This is a book about good and evil. A man shows up in a sleepy old town with bars of gold. The gold is payment for the town if they agree to sacrifice one person, proving to him that man is essentially evil. Of course, this evil man meets Miss Prym to whom he explains his plan. Miss Prym is a young beautiful woman who hates the small town she lives in and seduces tourists with hopes that one of them will take her away from her bleak boring life. When she hears about the 11 bars of gold she is tempted to steal them and escape. At least that way she will be guaranteed of a blissful future. The story follows her dilemma. Should she inform the townsmen or just run?
In essence, this should be a good book. For me, it was rather boring and dragged somewhat even though it was a pretty small book.
Honestly, I am scared to touch the Alchemist because I don’t want to be as disappointed as I was with this. So it sits pretty on a shelf as I make up my mind.
Seeing the numerous good reviews I am tempted to ask if it could be just a matter of the story being lost in translation?
This is just not the book for me in terms of pace.
Sorry Paulo Coehlo, I just did not enjoy this book.