Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Veronika Decides to Die...

just finished reading Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho. Nice Book. Its the story about a young girl, Veronika, who seems to have everything in life... she is pretty, has a lot of handsome and nice boyfriends, a cool job and loving parents. Yet she was not happy and the thought of something lacking in her life led her to take the decision to die. She does a suicide attempt but woke up in a local hospital. A failed suicide attempt. But she was told in the hospital that although it was a narrow escape from the jaws of death, but her heart was damaged already and she has only a few days to live... The story is all about her experiences through these vivid days in the hospital, a journey between living and dying. A tale of her friendship with three other persons in the hospital: a patient of severe depression, a patient of Panic-Attack and another one suffering from Schizophrenia. The books also throws light to lot of medical facts w.r.t psychiatry, mental problems, chemicals in the brain ["chemical locha as termed by Munnabhai"] etc etc. As one of my friend quoted to me, one needs a special mood to read the book. The story has an ultimate climax. A climax which was expressed in just 3-4 sentences in a book of about 200 pages, and it changes the whole depressive feeling about the book and its title.
The most important lesson to be learnt from the book is that every moment in our lives is special and precious and hence we should sing the song of life with full zeal and ebullience.
Starting with "The Fifth Mountain" again my Paulo Coelho. Lemme see what this book has to tell. :-)

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