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Veronika Decides to Die

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A View Into The Dark Side of the Self

If you have ever felt so sad that life didn't seem worth living, this may be a book for you. Mr. Coelho pulls the reader back and forth through the character's life gradually offering answers to Veronika's mindset and behavior. I found myself pondering several of thes...
If you have ever felt so sad that life didn't seem worth living, this may be a book for you. Mr. Coelho pulls the reader back and forth through the character's life gradually offering answers to Veronika's mindset and behavior. I found myself pondering several of these ideas and seeing a sunnier side as an observer. We get so deeply entrenched into our own views, our own questioning, and society's expectations that we feel alone and overwhelmed in a way.
Not suggesting to read this if you have suicidal thoughts! Seek help immediately. But for many, many of us who have had the dark thoughts cross our minds or have wondered about others who have, this is a great work of fiction that helps draw out reality.

posted by hoonew on October 17, 2009

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9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

A big phony

I bought this book hoping for something like 'I Never Promised You a Rose Garden' or 'Girl, Interruputed,' but it wasn't anything like that. Of course, they were non-fiction, but this book 'Veronika...' acts like it's going to be about truth, instead it's a big phony. ...
I bought this book hoping for something like 'I Never Promised You a Rose Garden' or 'Girl, Interruputed,' but it wasn't anything like that. Of course, they were non-fiction, but this book 'Veronika...' acts like it's going to be about truth, instead it's a big phony. I can't believe that someone would have an awakening about life's meaning by masturbating. And I don't see anything redeeming about getting drunk. The writing isn't even good. Thumbs down.

posted by Anonymous on July 8, 2002

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Awful

    Total waste of time

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  • Posted July 17, 2009

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    GREAT IDEA HORRIBLE BOOK

    VERY BORING !

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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