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Veronika Decide Morir (On the Seventh Day #2)

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In his latest international bestseller, the celebrated author of The Alchemist addresses the fundamental questions asked by millions: What am I doing here today? and Why do I go on living?

Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything she could wish for: youth and beauty, pleny of attractive boyfriends, a fulfilling job, and a loving family. Yet something is lackin

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Published (first published January 1998)
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Ananya off course it's an eye opener.every one who thinks his life is not worth living should give it a try and the doctors should read it in order to know…moreoff course it's an eye opener.every one who thinks his life is not worth living should give it a try and the doctors should read it in order to know the mind-set of patients. (less)
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Omar Raafat فلسفة كتير
خيال كتير
تأمل كتير
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Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly
Pretty, single, 24-year-old Veronika decides to die for two reasons, both of them phony: one, because she realizes she will one day be old; and two, because a lot of things are wrong in this world. She then takes a lot of sleeping pills. While waiting to die, as if she's waiting for her cat to finish drinking its milk, Veronika decides to read a magazine and then write to the editor of that magazine. Which made the scene cartoonish.

This rare combination of phoniness and cartoonishness gelled and
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Irina
Dec 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 anymore”, 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 normal
She decided that it was not
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Gloria Mundi
Veronika is a 24 year old Slovenian woman who one day decides to kill herself, apparently because (1) "everything in her life was the same and, once her youth was gone, it would be downhill all the way" and (2) everything is wrong with the world and she feels powerless to make things right. After she takes an overdose of sleeping pills, Veronika wakes up in a mental asylum and the remainder of the book is, basically, a series of interactions between Veronika and a number of the inhabitants of th ...more
noelle
Feb 25, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: do-not-own, ebooks
this shitty, whiny book in a nutshell, which is all it deserves: a simple, trite, self-indulgent allegory that poorly contemplates the similarities between genius and insanity

i think this is the worst passage i've read so far:
Vitriol was a toxic substance whose symptoms he had identified in his conversations with the men and women he had met. Now he was writing a thesis on the subject, which he would submit to the Slovenian Academy of Sciences for its scrutiny. It was the most important step in
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Ahmad Sharabiani
90. Veronika decide morrer = Veronika Decides To Die (On the Seventh Day #2), Paulo Coelho
ورونیکا تصمیم میگیرد بمیرد - پائولو کوئیلو (کاروان) ادبیات
عنوان: ورونیکا تصمیم میگیرد بمیرد؛ نویسنده: پائولو کوئلیو؛ مترجم: آرش حجازی؛ تهران، کاروان، 1378؛ در 236 ص؛ مصور، عکس؛ چاپ پنجم 1378؛ ششم تا هشتم 1379؛ نهم تا یازدهم 1380؛ دوازده و سیزدهم 1381؛ نوزدهم 1386؛ بیست و دوم 1388؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان برزیلی - قرن 20 م
ورونیکا، دختر جوانی که به دلیل آزادی مطلق و فراموشی ابدی به دنبال مرگ رفته، زندگی را
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Misha
Apr 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, novel, loved-it
At about 50 pages in, it's a little frightening how much I've identified with Veronika thus far, how much I understand her rationale for wanting to die. She can only see one path unfolding for herself, and it's one she can't stomach. I get that. But unlike Veronika I haven't given up hope that my path may yet fork off in unexpected and exciting directions.

I also read and think there must be a certain kind of comfort in going truly insane. Not this garden-variety neurosis I experience, but really
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مصطفي سليمان
واحدة من اقرب الروايات الي قلبي

مع انها مغرقة في الحزن بشدة

من اول البداية واختيار فيرونيكا
للانتحار وناجتها
والمعاملة
الجافة في المستشفي
والنظرات اللي بتشوفها في الناس
من نوعية
يا عيني يا حبيبتي
و عملتي في نفسك ليه

علاقتها بالبيانو
وباقي المرض

معرفش الفيلم اللي اتعمل ايه موقفه من الرواية

بس الرواية من الافضل للرائع باولو

تقراء في كوب شراب دافئ
في الشتاء
هيفرق

:)
Fatima
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
اگر همین حالا به ما بگویند فقط یک هفته زنده ای چه میکنیم ؟ آیا زانوی غم بغل کرده و سرعت فرسایش درونی حتی از خود مرگ هم قوی تر و سریع تر روحمان را از جسم جدا میکند ؟ یا که سعی میکنم از لحظه لحظه ی آن ۷ روز نهایت استفاده را کنیم و جدا تمام حسرت هارا حالا شاید اندکی شان را تجربه کنیم و با لبخند به آغوش روز هفتم و مرگ برویم ؟ ما هیچ از زندگی نمیدانیم . ما بلد نیستیم زندگی کنیم . ما ربات های خواب آلودی هستیم که یا در گذشته به سر میبریم یا در آینده و نگران آن لحظاتی هستیم که هرگز فرا نرسیده درست مثل و ...more
بثينة العيسى

هذه قصة التحول من الرغبة بالانتحار إلى الرغبة بتجرع الحياة حتى أقصاها. أعتقد بأننا - كلنا - نحتاج أن نستعيد هذه الرغبة!
Sundos Halawani
Jun 01, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sundos by: Majed Linjawi
رواية غير اعتيادية أبدًا! نصحني بها أحد الأصدقاء
أول صفحات الرواية تبدأ بمشهد فتاة جميلة، لاينقصها من الحياة شيء.. تنتحر!
لتصحو فجأة وتجد نفسها في مستشفى للأمراض العقلية!!
رواية تتحدث عن الجنون بمعناه الغير اعتيادي.. رواية من الممكن أن أقول بعدها أننا جميعًا أو أغلبنا مجانين بطريقة أو أخرى!
يوجد بها بعض التجاوزات الجنسية، بمعنى أنني لن أسمح لأختي الصغيرة بقرائتها! :\
أبدع باولو كويلهو صراحة، أعجبتني بشدة أكثر من رواية الخيميائي التي تبدو اعتيادية جدًا من نظري..
أقتبس لكم منها قليلًلا:
"المجانين دائمًا
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The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. In 1986, PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage. In the following year, COELHO published The Alchemist. Slow in ...more
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