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 Post subject: Sophie's World Anyone?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:41 am 
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i just want to know what people think of this book (sophies world), and if possible would also like to discuss their views and oppinions on subjects raised in it. also anyone who has an interest in existential angst and it's philosophy feel free to reply and tell me your thoughts...i would especially like to know what people also think about philosophy in general and i hope i'm not being cliched in anyway by requesting all of this. thanx for anyone who has considered my requests

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:42 am 
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dont worry, cliche' is a regular here! i have not read it but i have heard good things... i will get around to it soon and let yu know what i think
with a twinkle in my eye i say 'have a great day or not... the choice is yours...."

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I started reading it a loong time ago but stopped somewhere in the middle cuz someone told me the ending is very dissapointing, maybe I'll get to reading it again!

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'have a great day or not... the choice is yours...."

did u come up with that? it's amazing u made my day!! thx! hehe

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i think it will be better if you begin to say your opinons about the book or its general theme firstly.


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did u come up with that? it's amazing u made my day!! thx! hehe


um, no. my middle school pincipal said it EVERYDAY!! i was just saying as my own little private joke, i know, im weird you dont need to tell me.

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hehe :wink:

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oh dear...lets see (i'm posting in my own topic thingy)...i thought sophies world was clever in the way the metanarrative involved the audience even to the extent of it's subtlety. but i think jostein gaarder just wanted to finoish the book beacuse he was sick of. it had the potential to have a better ending and it wasn't the best ending in the world....so if anyone else has read it please reply and tell us what you think

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I think what Jostein Gaarder wanted was to simply write a introductory book of philosophy for those who know little of the subject. The ending is only a way to make the book more entertaining.
On the whole, its a nicely written book and I think the plot is OKAY. But its no the best book by Jostein Gaarder.


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 Post subject: hmmm....
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:39 pm 
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yes it was a clever ending and the books purpose was to introduce philosophy to those who are familiar with it. he does point out that his book is subtitled 'a book on the history of philosophy'...or something along those lines. most people that i have talked to concerning the novel have not read or did not finish after getting most of the way through. which is fair enough since half the intention or most is of it being a text book...anywyas i appreciate your comment...cheers


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i found tht the book was more of a history of philosophy than anything else ......... its other meaning was overshadowed by tht ......... so i was disappointed in the end ......... i'd say it was a total wste of my time ........ but then again i may have missed it ........ maybe cuz it was my first truly phil book ........... some say its their best book .........


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(out of topic) It would be best if you could save the nice black dots .
But the book DID state in its cover that its a brief history into philosophy, if you didnt like philosophy/history of it in the first place, why did you buy it?


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It is an OK book but mainly it is brilliant as an introduction to philosphical thought. The ending happens when it does becuase he a) Wanted to ask some philosophical questions and b) He had finished the history of philosphy so the book had to end.

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I read that, but it was vaguely disapointing because i'd read 'the solitare mystery' before. Now theres a fantastic book... i ended up sat thinking for at least an hour after I'd finished it. Give it a try, I'd recommend it. plus its not quite as heavy on the philosophy
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The Solitare mystery is far better in my opinion. That is becuase he spends more time posing philosophical questions rather than telling us about the history of philosophy

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Yes thats exactly what i meant!
i felt like i had opened a whole new chapter of myself and life to explore after reading that.
recommend it.
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