Good morning and welcome!
I hope that Veronika Decides to Die was not a difficult book for anyone to get into. I thought it wasn't difficult to read. The length helped a lot, too.
Well, okay, let's get started. First let's talk about first impressions.
"The 'insane' always believe in first impressions."
What did you guys think?
The plot? The characters?
What were your first impressions? Did these change?
The first impresssion that I got was that it was going to be an interesting read because of the location of the story. Ljubljana, Slovenia is not a common or everyday setting for the books that I read. I thought this would be a nicely different perspective.
One of the things that I did dislike at first impression was the section where the author, Paulo Coelho, is mentioned along with his friend Veronika.
It didn't make sense why that section would be in there. It was a total dislike.
But after reading it a second time around, I realized how it's important, mostly to the author, I guess. There he mentiones how he got around to talking about the subject (the period his spent in the asylum) without breaking his two promises. Okay, so there you go, kudos for creativity.
Okay guys, I know this is short and weak, but I've really got a long day ahead of me at the Univ. I'll leave some questions for discussion and check on later tonight.
How about the characters? Veronika, Zedka, Mari, Eduard, and Doctor Igor.
How did you feel about the sections and lines in italics?
Villete had a terrible reputation, but was it really that terrible?
How do you think that the verse at the very beginning fits in?
"Behold I give you power to read on serpents...and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
See you all later.