The novel is about the journey of a young shepherd boy who has a recurring dream about finding treasure at the foot of a pyramid. As the story continues, the author introduces various concepts like one’s true destiny, the power of love and the true meaning of following one’s dream. Though written as prose and considered to be one of the best books in literature, the book has more of a spiritual and self help theme. Another one of his brilliant yet understated book is The Zahir, the literal translation of which means ‘the conspicuous’ in Arabic. The book is written in first person narrative and follows the narrator, a bestselling author in search of his wife. The book explores themes of marriage, love and self discovery.