Hi, I am a Spanish girl and I think it's the best book I've ever read in my life. I have read it about 5 times and now I am reading it again. I remember that when I was at the school our literature teacher told us to read this book and I didn't do it because I didn't like philosophy books a lot. Many years after, I saw this book and I don't know why I started reading it and I find it really good. It's about the philosophy of the life, it's really a hard and maybe a depressive book containing a depressive story about a boy who studied many years in the University to become a doctor, and he worked in many jobs but he look his life and the other's awful, sad and boring, and nothing and noboby can make him happy. And what it has to be expected, it has a very sad final. If you apreciate good literature, you should read this book.