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Overview: Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die is a novel from Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho, who has written a number of best selling books. Brida, Eleven Minutes, and Aleph are some of the other popular books penned by Coelho, but The Alchemist is undoubtedly his most famous work, being translated into 67 languages. Apart from receiving the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum, Paulo Coelho has received other international awards as well, and his novels have sold 150 million copies across the globe. In Veronika Decides to Die, Paulo Coelho presents a dramatic story of friendship, life, love and death and makes readers realise how every second of a person's existence is a choice between life and death. The book was published by Harper Collins India, in January, 2012.

Veronika Decides to Die narrates the story of Veronika, a 24-year old woman from Slovenia. Although it seems she has everything in her life � from a loving family to a satisfactory job and plenty of boyfriends, she feels that something is missing in her life. One morning, she tries to kill herself by swallowing a handful of sleeping pills. However, she fails in her mission and wakes up in a mental hospital, where she comes to know that she has only few more days to live! Being inspired by the events of his own life, Coelho questions the very concept of madness in this novel and celebrates the individuality of those, who don't follow the conventional social norms.

Like the other books by Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die not only became popular among his fans, but also enjoyed positive critical response. The Times said about Coelho, that �His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people�, and Daily Express was of the opinion that the author's writing is �beautifully poetic� but pointed out that ultimately �his message is what counts�. Review on Barnes and Noble remarked that the book is a "thought-provoking and gripping" work by Coelho. It is a 240 page book. Its ISBN 10 number is 8172235437 and the ISBN 13 number is 9788172235437.

Features: Veronika Decides to Die

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Product Details
Language English
Publication Date October 17, 2005
Publisher Harper
Contributor(s) Paulo Coelho
Binding Paperback
Edition New edition
Page Count 208
ISBN 10 8172235437
ISBN 13 9788172235437
Dimensions and Weight
Product Dimensions 10 cm x 10 cm x 5 cm
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  1. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     What an easy yet deep meaning read! 6 November, 2013 On
    I read this book quite some time back, but still when I hear Paulo Coelho's name I immediately think of this particular book. Actually this is one of my two favorite books written by Paulo Coelho. The story itself is very simple, the language used is very clear and easy to follow, and yet the picture painted by Paulo Coelho and thoughts expressed through the main characters are extraordinary! As the title suggests, the book is indeed about Veronika, a young woman, who decides to die one day...I would definitely recommend this book to anybody who is interested in reading and exploring the thoughts and actions of a young woman who discovers the gift of life.
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  2.  Intellectual stimuli with simple rendition. 25 June, 2014 On
    What is life and what is death, what does it mean dying gradually, dying in bits and pieces and how does it feel like being a corpse though your breathes have not surrendered, stoical though you have not succumbed to the emotions, alienated though you have aligned yourself to the expedient way to live a somewhat vacuously-fraught life (which you think is vacuous , might be true, might be false , no deliberations ,as mind is not intelligent enough to demarcate between the two feelings, one of death and the one to live) . How would it look like when you decide to die , perhaps you realize that you are living for no reason, or you can see through the reticulated mesh of life , it’s pain, it’s pleasure, it’s robustness, it fragility, nevertheless you are conceived of the fact that it is fraudulent enough to escape from it altering the very nature of your birth which entitled you to live for some reason , hollow may be, abstruse may be but definitely not advocates self-immolation for some make belief world of your own understanding and few chronic misconceptions about life which have fulminated in terms of your decision of self-annihilation, self-destruction and in a less venomous diction a naked, cruel, irrational suicide

    The idea of suicide is not cognizable under rational ground but is rationality the only way to think to live or to thrive is it only the elixir sufficing human intellectuals need and betraying its basic instinct for the least cause. But when you come out from the curvature of time and space you would discover the truth about being something other than sane and intelligent. The world of inane, insane, self-sufficient (on the contrary as they need not to be told what they have to do) people who are mad by their choice not by compulsion, because they find the world of madness more sanctified, more transparent, more cogent than that of the world built upon some virtual reality, ornate outside, and hollow inside, the world fraught with charlatans, imposters, and self-righteous braggadocios who genuflect before the reason, the greys, the knowledgeable. Have you discovered the madness about yourself? The madness that come down from your core and bedraggle you from inside pout with the panacea of insanity and you find yourself flying high in the sky touching the zenith of space and encompassing all the happiness un to your wings, hindered by none, bolstered by your vision of paradise and guided by you conscience, floating on the ice bergs, wandering in the sprawled green fields , and all these hues are natural and soothing to your eyes , you feel as you have taken new birth shedding your old itching skin. When you commit suicide out of madness and you wake up knowing that ironically you embraced the madness itself, through this gesture, you remain awestruck and an alien delight is savored by your senses, the delight that can be experienced by you only, and the delight that is known to you only.

    Deceived by your own modus-operandi you enter in to the realm of madness and discover that being there is much better than the world of people of substance as they call it. The protagonist commits suicide in the quest of her vision of paradise and by virtue of depravity she is saved and find place in an asylum where she explores the in finite possibilities of life smeared in madness and encapsulated in insanity. There she meets people from gamut of professions being happy as if they were untouched by gloom since their birth. Another person suffering from schizophrenia, who has gone mad just because of the fact he has not able to pursue his dream, he had to run away from his very nature which eventually haunted him and he goes insane. One fine morning when he wakes up he find himself debilitated, not being able to behave as normal people do. He is a great painter , he forgets everything when he paints , he paints his vision of paradise, his dream filled with passion and at that moment he enters in to the fourth dimension belying the hands of the clock. He finds resort in a mental asylum where he is intrigued by protagonist Veronica , a green eyed, brown hair, 24 years old, crippled by her prime, exhausted by her trauma, who committed suicide and was saved, who didn’t have wish to live but forced to ramble in this eternal quest of pleasure, perhaps this was her destiny.

    Another lady who used to be a great advocate choose to be in asylum because she finds the world of mad people much better than that of the normal and sane. A man is victim of his own choices, truly. The young schizophrenic guy Edward, oblivious of the love of Veronica apparently, is fond of music and finds himself in trance when he hears piano played by veronica though deep inside he loves her, can not accept on the face of it, can not express that because mad don’t have any opinion. Love is in its sublime form, devoid of any carnal pleasure, not seeking any reciprocation, independent of any attachment and dependent on just devotion respect and self-love. Love is an untamed animal. If you try to control it destroys you, if you try to imprison it enslaves and if you try to understand it it leaves you confused and lost. That is the very nature of love if you don’t think it‘s is nothing and if you do, it is a fulmination of the ad –infinitum possibilities. This time again Paulo Cohelo enchant the reader with his awesome writing style with impeccable blend of philosophy and sense of humor.
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  3.  Life Awarenes Novel!!! 7 November, 2012 On
    A very contemplative story on Life!!! Veronica, a young beautiful women who had almost every necessary amenities of life decides to end her life. Fortunately, it happens to be a failed sucide and resuscitate in a mental hospital. It is here that Dr Igor experiments his thesis on her and ends up with a fruitful result...
    This book is a must read book of Coelho's collection...
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