Sunday, November 18, 2007

Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho

Veronika is a young woman living an independent life in Slovenia. She rents a room at a convent and works in a library. She has built a safe, predictable world. She has also decided to commit suicide.

She spends six months trying to get sleeping pills. Two of her friends finally find them for her. But the pills weren't enough. She wakes up in a psychiatric hospital. But her heart has been damaged and she will die within a week.

But now Veronika is getting back the will to live.

I was hooked from the first page. This is another thought provoking book from Paulo Coelho. His books go into the soul of people and pull out little snippets of wisdom you would think we all knew.

3 comments:

aart hilal said...

hello!
I'm also a big Paulo Coelho's fan and I don't know if you heard about his blog
http://www.paulocoelhoblog.com
I've started as a fan and now I'm collaborating with him and thought that you would like to enter his universe.
Check the blog.
if you want, or subscribe to his newsletter
http://www.warriorofthelight.com/engl/index.html
You'll see a community of warriors of light sharing ideas, dreams and most importantly following their personal legend.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

The Warrior does not worry that, to others, his behavior might seem quite mad.
(Manual of the Warrior of Light)


See u there and have a great day!

Aart

Kimmie said...

I didn't know, so thanks. I added the blog to favorites.

Stephanie said...

I really need to read this book!! I feel in love with The Alchemist, and I've heard this on is great too.

I'm glad you liked it!