Welcome to another review with another book.
Publisher: W & N Fiction
Publication date: December 5th, 1991
Genre(s): Philosophical novel
The international bestseller about life, the universe, and everything is 20 years old! This striking new edition includes a brand new foreword by the author, Jostein Gaarder.
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When 14-year-old Sophie encounters a mysterious mentor who introduces her to philosophy, mysteries deepen in her own life. Why does she keep getting postcards addressed to another girl? Who is the other girl? And who, for that matter, is Sophie herself? To solve the riddle, she uses her new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined.
An addictive blend of mystery, philosophy, and fantasy, Sophie’s World is an international phenomenon which has been translated into 60 languages and sold more than 40 million copies.
About the author :
Jostein Gaarder is a Norwegian intellectual and author of several novels, short stories, and children’s books. Gaarder often writes from the perspective of children, exploring their sense of wonder about the world. He often uses metafiction in his works, writing stories within stories.
Gaarder was born into a pedagogical family. His best-known work is the novel Sophie’s World, subtitled A Novel about the History of Philosophy. This popular work has been translated into fifty-three languages; there are over thirty million copies in print, with three million copies sold in Germany alone
My review :
You might think that the book is as fun as it’s cover! But it’s honestly the opposite of fun. It’s super boring and exactly like a curriculum and I barely finish it. In the middle of the book, I just figured out that I hate philosophizing about Physics and Science. it’s just a waste of time. All that I want is to get to the point. But in general, the book is awesome. the cover and how they introduce the idea and make it like a story! And the information is pretty useful by the way. However, don’t overthink and always have a deep down faith in your religion. The book is so deep especially in the beginning and in the end, but you might feel bored in the middle exactly like me.
My rating on Goodreads :
“You can’t experience being alive without realizing that you have to die”
“She decided that philosophy was not something you can learn; but perhaps you can learn to think philosophically”