Thursday, September 24, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

What’s is the saddest book you've read recently?
I guess it would have to be Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho. Although I didn't much care for the book. It is about a 24 year old woman who has everything in life, but doesn't appreciate it, so she decides to attempt suicide. She fails, and ends up in a mental hospital.
Wikipedia says The gist of the message is that "collective madness is called sanity", which is a nice message, although I didn't get that when reading it.
However, this was a very sad book. The things that Veronika went through broke my heart. Coelho created a character one could have sympathy for.

8 comments:

Bluestocking said...

This does sound sad. Here is mine

Diane said...

Veronica Decides to Die was a sad one, I agree. Here is mine:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/09/booking-through-thursday-saddest-reads.html

gautami tripathy said...

I am not a Coelho fan.

Booking through Sad Ones

Lisa said...

I'm not a huge fan of Coelho either. But this does sound very sad indeed.

Nise' said...

This one sounds like a difficult read.

reviewsbylola said...

That is a great book. And like you said, very sad.

Susan B. Evans said...

Oh my goodness, that does sound sad! I think I'll steer clear...

savidgereads said...

The title of this book alone makes me think it could easily be an incredibly sad read!