Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die

Book - 1998
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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, 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.

Inspired by 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.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1998.
ISBN: 9780061124266
9780060196127
0060196122
Characteristics: 210 p. ;,22 cm.

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DouglasLinn
Aug 31, 2015

A wonderful book. It will definitely give one with an open mind and heart an interesting perspective on what we consider "crazy" in today's society. It's also quite a statement on how we view death, the fear of it, and one's will to live.

Catmamakim Apr 01, 2015

Touching and mildly disturbing, causing introspection and understanding of self. An enjoyable and entertaining read.

IMolina3 Dec 08, 2014

Great delicious book, about that veronica tries to suicide her self, but fell to die and that's a lesson to learn about life not even oneself have the right to end the life, only god does! believe!

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lilyofthevalley3
Mar 01, 2014

I loved The Alchemist so much that when I read some of the author's other books, I found it difficult to enjoy them as much as I did The Alchemist. Veronika Decides to Die was fairly good but sometimes it felt a bit strange and incomplete.

mmedina64 Aug 20, 2013

Awesome!

fanichu Aug 19, 2013

great book!

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jperez166
Dec 20, 2012

The alchemist and this book are my favorite of all paulo coelho's book's!!!

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Pisinga
Jan 02, 2012

I used to like his books. But now - there is no initial admiration.
He repeats himself in many ways, changing only names and places.
And his obsession with orgasms! The impression is that without them one cannot exist and feel satisfied.

hilarity_ensued Sep 28, 2011

My favorite of Coelho's books, by far. While the title would make you think otherwise, this is actually a very uplifting, inspiring story.
From the book cover: "Inspired by 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."

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kallithdragonna
Jun 02, 2011

This book really makes you think, but in a good way. It's about life's decisions and why we make the choices we do. and why we tend to always take an easier route than the truly grand schemes we all could live. Life takes courage, and often we don't credit ourselves with having the courage to do things, when we really do, we're just so used to people, ourselves included, getting the shaft, so we play it safe as if it''s a card game we're betting on rather than the great game of life.
Read it. it's worth it

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