Veronika Decides to Die
Another of Coelho's spiritual journeys, this time by the 24-year-old protagonist who, after a failed suicide attempt, rediscovers in an insane asylum in Slovenia the preciousness and precariousness of life. Costa's translation is competent, but cannot save Coelho's novel from its by now familiar... show more
Another of Coelho's spiritual journeys, this time by the 24-year-old protagonist who, after a failed suicide attempt, rediscovers in an insane asylum in Slovenia the preciousness and precariousness of life. Costa's translation is competent, but cannot save Coelho's novel from its by now familiar and conventionally inspirational tone and message--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Publish date: June 1st 2006
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 240
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...