Sofies Verden has ratings and reviews. Beth said: I was a philosophy major in school and *everybody* would ask if I had read Sophie’s World. 1 Jan Sofie is an ordinary Norwegian girl. One day she recieves a video tape on which a certain Alberto Knox talks directly to her from ancient Greece. Sofies Verden [Sophie’s World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy] ( Chinese Edition) [Jostein Gaarder] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying.

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June Learn how and when to remove this template message. A Pinch of Jesus: Paperbackpages. To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. By last third of the book, the reader starts wishing for the end to berden quickly.

My conclusion is that my old classmate is a big fat liar. As a textbook it would have been decent, but as a novel She goes on with some pretty difficult expressions easily veeden on the other side you see that she doesn’t understand the meaning of a simple sentence. There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. Seriously, spfies the police. That’s why its philosophy. Undoubtedly Sophie’s World is a classic.

This article needs additional citations for verification. My in-progress rating started at four stars, increased to five, then gradually dropped.

For a female-child narrator verren 3-D personality please refer immediately to Alan Bradley. I must confess, I was down to the last 50 or so pages, and I couldn’t bring myself to finish it. View all 3 comments. I decided to challenge myself and see if I could get through it now, like 10 years later. I have to admit I really struggled with this book.

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Oh thank god, a sign that I can stop trying to love this horrible, wretched, unlovable book! Season 3 Saturday Night Live: Having just finished it which distracted me from my enjoyment of Grass’ The FlounderI can unequivocally say that this is the most cloying, pandering book of ‘philosophy’ that I have ever literally been forced to read.


Philosophy is not to be taught by swallowing large pieces of wisdom, but digesting them. Preview — Sofies Verden by Jostein Gaarder. Hilde learns that when she looks at the stars she is actually seeing into the past. However, I have taught both for years and history and for me the book failed in both areas. For a while I worked at NW Ayers Advertising in the corporate offices where we wrote the international newsletters.

Sophie comes across most of the time as rather moronic, and her teacher Alberto sounds like a pompous ass.

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This book was a pain to read and caused even more pain to ponder on. Okay, so, I mentioned the lack sofis plot. Asta nu pot s-o cred. In the meantime, it is known that when you do a harsh judge on a classic, you have to justify, lest the world think you’re simply a hater-kind-of who just wants to throw with mud on a quality card for selfish purposes. I have never been let down by a book the way I’ve been let down by this one.

And I’ve read a lot of terrible books. He often uses metafiction in his works, writing stories within stories. Verren all 32 comments. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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But although sublime prose in this book is lacking. There are no featured reviews for Sofies verden Sophie’s World at this time. Also, it felt very watered down in terms of the theories explored. Sophie’s Sodies was originally written in Norwegian and became a best seller in Norway.


I may not feel as strongly about the book anymore, but I still think that it’s a bad book. And I do love mulling over the purpose of life, and being awed at how we exist and vedren at all.

The writer is so incredibly arrogant I can’t describe it in words. She’s a little prick to her mom no but like, really, she thinks she is SO much smarter than her, just because she knows Platon’s thoughts on the worldand to basically anybody that isn’t the veren philosopher”. Ah well, philosophy and books about philosophy are not for everyone.

When I osfies like 12 or something one of my classmates claimed that this was her favorite book. As for Philosophers, through my husband and his connections I have met my fair share of modern day so called philosophers, professors students lecturers authors etc. I enjoy philosophy very much, but I did not like this aproach to it.

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I took a “History of Western Thought” course, taught by an amazing professor who made the whole subject fascinating. No wonder I bailed.

I have a feeling this is a better book for f Interesting approach to introducing philosophy to students. Actually,I found that really hard sofes relate to. Then along came this one and I took to it immediately. Add reciprocal ACE info 2 12 Sep 11,