Veronika Decides to Die
Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning Veronika decides to die. She takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does... show more
Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning Veronika decides to die. She takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does -- at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live.This poignant international bestseller by the author of The Alchemist takes readers on a quest to find meaning in a culture overshadowed by angst, soulless routine, and pervasive conformity. Based on events in Coelho's own life, Veronika Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Bold and illuminating, it is a dazzling portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and liberation, and a poetic, exuberant appreciation of each day as a renewed opportunity.
Publish date: May 8th 2001
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 210
Edition language: English
This book makes you think about what insanity is. The book explores the experience of a young woman who, having survived a suicide attempt, finds herself in a mental asylum, where she is told irreversible damage has been done to her heart and she will be dead within a week.
It is sad that some peopl...
“An Awareness of Death Encourages Us to Live More Intensely’ When I first read ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho I was not impressed, even though its considered one of his best work. Also I had no intention of reading any of his books either. That is to say I never planned to read - Veronika Decides...
Przeczytane w gimnazjum; pamiętam, że była to pierwsza książka autora, jaką przeczytałam i wówczas zachwyciłam się nią. Zachęcona, sięgnęłam po kolejne i z każdą następną proza pana Coelho coraz mniej mi się podobała. Moje zachwyty nad "Weroniką..." wynikały zapewne z wieku - przemyślenia zawarte w ...
I read Veronika decides to die yesterday. I don’t know what was expecting but it wasn’t what I found when I read it. I watched the movie some time ago and I liked it, it wasn’t good but it wasn’t a terrible movie either, so I just thought that maybe the book was better and I would like it. Truth is ...
I just don't... get it.This is one of those book that many of my friends seemed to love but I didn't. I liked it, sure. It dragged in the first half and became boring but then it picked up pace in the second one. I kind of enjoyed it. And there are many things that annoyed me.Veronika's reasons to s...