I absolutely don't understand wyh this book is on 1001 books list. I'd rather put it on a 1001-books-you-definitely-don't-have-to-read list.
I really don't understand why Coelho is so popular. I read two of his books (the other one is The Alchemist) which were both highly praised. I really didn't see anything in both of them that would make me call Coelho an extraordinairy author.
After The Alchemist I hadn't expected much of this book but I thought that it would be a little better as it is part of the 1001-list whereas The Alchemist isn't. But the contrary was true. After having read The Alchemist I thought, ok nice little story but really nothing special. Veronica decides to die left me thinking, ok what the hell is this? I guess that says it all!