fiction readers who want to start reading philosophical books ...THE ALCHEMIST could be a good choice but for those only into philosophy /slight spirituality , might not be an extremly good book .... however you can give it a try ...you might like it :) :)
Alchemist was supposed to be this life changing book, but I failed to find any meaning or sense in it. The story does not make a strong impact on you. I could not relate to any of the characters. The book is a breeze to read, but that does not make it a great book as it us put out to be.