In a world where everyone struggles to survive whatever the cost, how could one judge those people who decide to die?
No one can judge. Each person knows the extent of their own suffering, or the total absence of meaning in their lives. -pg13
Veronika, the girl who decides to die and swallows up number of sleeping pills. Why? Well, she is bored of her monotonous life and feels the need to leave this world.
But, she survives. Indeed she makes it to Vilette, the place where all the mad people are treated.
Who does she meet there?
Well, there is a depressed lady, an advocate who is cures and still prefers to live at the hospital. Marie.
Zedka, the girl who left her role as mistress and married someone who loved her more. But, did she love her? Well, no! And years later, she was devasted, and surely made her way to the hospital and never left.
Eduard, a schizophrenic. A wanna be painter, who falls in love with Veronika.
But, is Veronika here to survive?
No, she is going to die, as the doctor said.
“I would say that if someone only has a short time to live and decides to spend that time sitting beside a bed, watching a man sleeping, then that must be love.” -pg146.
What is it that waits for Veronika?
And Eduard? Will he survive?
The story of a girl and her recover post a suicide attempt. It takes a strong heart to follow what they really want, and this is what death teaches her, Marie, zedka and Eduard.
Paulo Coelho and his immense knowledge of visions inspire me to be what I am. Thank you for such amazing works.