This rare combination of phoniness and cartoonishness gelled and gave birth to this masterpiece A masterpiece of nothingness, like a gigantic void proud of its vast emptiness Paolo Coelho is like a god, not only to those who worship him, for he has created something out of nothing using the time tested way of hoodwinking morons who read books like this sprinkling lots of amphibologies and gobbledygooks to a plotless tale of nonsense Gripping their highlighters, these morons would then make passages like this shine in neon, marvel at how deep they are, and then give the book a 5 star rating at goodreads.
com We all live in our own world But if you look up at the starry sky, you ll see that all the different worlds up there combine to form constellations, solar systems, galaxies p.
He could have added If you feel all alone in this big, wide world as if you carry the weight of all the sadness there is, then look up at the starry, starry sky during a starry, starry night and realize that there are aliens living in all those other planets who, in their solitude, likewise pine for the worlds they cannot see.
Damn, I sure do sound better than Coelho
Fantastic read Awesome I could not put the book down Veronika Decides to Die just read the title again.
decides to die How many times have you said to yourself, at least I have, Ahh I don t care, I don t really want to live any , without even thinking about the meaning of it.
So Veronika said the same thing and decided to do something about it Why Nothing bad had happened to Veronika, she was beautiful, had a regular life very ordinary though but normalShe decided that it was not exciting enough, and decided to die But her suicide attempt didn t succeed and she ended up in the mental hospital The pills ruined her heart and she had oneweek to live before she dies or so she was told An awareness of death encourages us to liveintensely Having only week to live, Veronika re discovers herself sexually and emotionally, falls in love, and starts having this eagerness to live.
In addition, her suicide touched lives of other people in the mental hospital, who started cherish every day of their lives Basically everything that happens in our life is our fault, and our fault alone So when the next time you say to yourself, Ahh I don t care, I don t really want to live any think twice.
2014 Update I re read this book this year for my book club 6 years since I read it first I agree with all points after my first read but want to add some additional points on issues that Coelho discusses Conformity, society norms and its danger Madness insanity and what they really mean within the chains of society norms how society norms varies from culture to culture, and how personal individuality can be affected by these norms Death and life and how knowing that death is imminent changes your perception of life you start appreciating every moment and allow yourself to express yourself The book discusses other characters, Mari, Zedka, and Eduard They were hiding inside the walls of Vilette because they were trying to escape the real world due to similar reasons related to to not being understood by their families and society Vilette s environment created a shield from the real world, society , and allowed these insane people to express themselves and behave the way they want without criticism At the end Veronika s suicide affects them profoundly awakening in them a desire to live outside of Vilette s walls and also making them to realize that Vilette is just another form of controlled society with its own rules and acceptance And that at the end the true happiness lies in our own desire and believe, in our own acceptance and willingness to remove any boundaries and allow ourselves to live to the fullest, and be happy 90 Veronika decide morrer Veronika Decides To Die On the Seventh Day 2 , Paulo CoelhoVeronika Decides to Die Portuguese Veronika decide morrer is a novel by Paulo Coelho It tells the story of 24 year old Slovenian Veronika, who appears to have everything in life going for her, but who decides to kill herself 2000 1378 236 1378 1379 1380 1381 1386 1388 20