Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho

Veronika Decides to Die - Margaret Jull Costa, Paulo Coelho

“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 to Die it happened just like that, out of blue. And now I am impresses with this author. I really like this book it has so many things to say to us. Veronika a perfectly well educated fine young lady one day decides to die. Why? Because she is fed up of living her monotonous life wherein nothing seems to change or may be she can’t change anything. As planned she takes her sleeping pill and next thing she finds herself admitted to a hospital in Villette, where usually insane people get admitted. She has got just a weeks time to live because her heart is weak enough to fail any instant but this one week not only changed her approach towards life but also changed few others as well who lived there and were reluctant enough leave that place. This book made me restless enough while reading but in the end I was satisfied with it.