Book Review: Veronika Decides To Die by Paulo Coelho

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Veronika is twenty-four. She has excellence, a great occupation, a beau, a family… however there is something missing. The void inside her develops until she settles on a definitive choice a few of us have furtively whispered to ourselves then rejected out of sheer fear. Veronika chooses to kick the bucket. She settles down with her container of pills and focuses on appreciating the delectable minutes between plan and activity as she swallows one pill at once. At that point comes the dimness, each so gradually, then… nothing.

Veronika does choose to kick the bucket, yet it doesn’t mean she succeeds. By one means or another she gets up to end up inside a mental establishment and the information that she has harmed her heart so gravely that she just has a couple of days left to live. Veronika is currently confronted with the possibility of “holding up” for death; a much diverse methodology to the entire thing, yet all things considered regardless she gets her starting wish. Notwithstanding, as the days abbreviate and her determination wans, Veronika begins seeing life in an alternate light. Presence starts to trouble her, the excellence of nature beams through the ash Ljubljana mornings, when all of a sudden one day Veronika gets up and acknowledges with ghastliness that things are changing inside her…  that despite death, her survival natures have started to take hold.

This was the first Coelho book (Veronika Decides To Die) I ever perused, and like all his books it is easy to peruse. Coelho doesn’t overcloud or adorn his words unnecessarily. Rather, the center of the book is solidly upon Veronika and her emotions, which hence, are really very intricate. To start a story with a suicide endeavor is a certain flame method for picking up your followers consideration, as Coelho well knows. Anyway it is Veronika’s advancement as a lost junior lady attempting to discover her specialty on the planet that drew my consideration. Coelho’s exertions to record these mental moves are praiseworthy. I frequently ended up imagining that in the event that I were in her place, that is precisely how I might feel or think or act.


Veronika Decides To Die is not such a long book. It weighs in at about 200 pages, yet it does make one feel appreciative to be invigorated. This is a book I might propose to any individual who has ever considered suicide. I accept it has the ability to draw numerous individuals far from that dull thought. Presence is a blessing. Whether one supposes it is blessed or not is totally up to them, however life truly is a gift, a supernatural occurrence, an inestimable marvel. Coelho calls attention to in his novel that a change in viewpoint, regardless of how slight or sensational, can regularly tie a falling individual tighter to the string of life.

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Dibyendu Paul is the Developer and owner of Rhododendron.in, he is working with Nokia Networks. Besides his hectic schedule he likes writing about Cinema, Photography, Travel and art; mostly finer aspects of life.

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