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Title: Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Daniella_Isilren on January 20, 2004, 08:41:39 am

Did you read it? It's a REAL mindopener! It's about philosophy but it's a novel, so the writer teaches you about famous philosoper's but he tells you a weird story as well. the plot is really odd and unexpected. There's a movie about it as well! But I haven't seen much of that... ::)

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: gizzie on January 20, 2004, 10:45:38 am

I got that book when I had my b-day, I have read a few pages, but I guess It's pretty good

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: WackoJacko20000 on January 20, 2004, 06:20:07 pm

I tried to read this when I was about 11. I struggled through, got bored, picked it up again, struggled some more and eventually forgot about it.

But it is a very interesting book, and now that I'm actually studying philosophy I'm going to have to pick it up again and give it a read ;)

There was a sequel too, and some more philosophically minded books by Jostein Gaarder. If you enjoyed 'Sophie's World' you should have a look for them - good reads ;)

~*Jackie*~

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Isilmewende on January 20, 2004, 06:45:54 pm

hmmm. i think i started a thread on this book a while back but anywhere. i've read sophie's world but i think 'the solitaire mystery' is a bit lighter and more interesting.

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: elijahsflower on January 20, 2004, 07:11:51 pm

Absolutely hated it. we had to read it over the summer for AP euro...
ARERRRG! it was so above my level of thinking part of my brain melted away.

i understand why people like it -mind opening yes- but OMG! the end was blasphemying!!!! i won't spoil it- but i mean! hey! that'd be my worst nightmare!!!!lol

i won't read it again until im 40 thank you very much!

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Daniella_Isilren on January 21, 2004, 07:57:34 am

I liked the end... actually. Think of what you could do when it was you...

whoa!

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Miriel on January 21, 2004, 06:02:32 pm

I loved it, but I read it for the last time when I was 9, so I don't remember too much. I recommend it to every kid who wants to know more about philosophy. It's great! ;)

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Araknid on January 22, 2004, 06:18:33 pm

I'm in the process of reading it (our teachers are making us read it a bit at a time to last the year)

Its pretty good though- I think it lags in places but its still a good book

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Daniella_Isilren on January 26, 2004, 09:39:11 am

i liked the plot, i was somewhere in the end where the plot was getting closer skipping loadsa philosophers....but who cares right? :D i know i didn't ::)

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Jen-Jen_Hobbit on February 20, 2004, 02:04:01 pm

It's in my room somewhere.... I don't know were. I guess I really should read it.

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Cristiel on February 20, 2004, 02:52:07 pm

I read it and I liked it a lot though there were parts where I really had to force myself to keep reading. But I'm happy that I finished it, it's absolutely worthwhile.

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Raiwen on February 20, 2004, 03:14:23 pm

I started reading the first few pages before I was kicked out of the library for first years but I thought it was really good.

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Hatice on February 23, 2004, 01:28:31 pm

I think its a good read, i enjoyed it :)

Title: 'Sophies World'
Post by: LegolasBuzzgirl on February 22, 2005, 08:00:21 am

My theology techer recommended this to us.

Basically a 14 year old girl gets a letter from a philosopher one day, and she starts coresponding with him and doing a course. It's got philosophy written into it as you go along. I'm only part way through it, but already I'd like to recomend it to y'all or see if anyone else has read it- 'specially if you populate the religion topic on misc.

Title: Re:'Sophies World'
Post by: Cristiel on February 22, 2005, 08:04:35 am

I've read it a few years ago, liked it a lot.

I just don't understand what philosophy has to do with religion :-\ I would recommend it to everyone, religious or not.

Title: Re:'Sophies World'
Post by: Xenake on February 23, 2005, 09:50:04 am

I've been meaning to read it, but I can't get my hands on it grr :)

Title: Re:'Sophies World'
Post by: LegolasBuzzgirl on February 23, 2005, 01:20:38 pm


Quote:
I just don't understand what philosophy has to do with religion


It hasn't anything to do with religion, but I mention it a bit on the religion topic.

Title: Re:'Sophies World'
Post by: Sweetie on February 23, 2005, 06:07:25 pm

I haven't read this book,although maybe I should as the author is Norwegian,but it's so big.I just lose my interest when it's so big.but I have heard everyone who reads it recommends it.So it has to be something about it.

Title: Re:'Sophies World'
Post by: hobbitgirl on March 31, 2005, 04:43:33 pm

i got to page 100 or something but stopped, coz i had to read another gook for english at school but im going to carry on with sophies world again when ive finished the book im just reading, coz it is really good. makes me feel intelligent now that i know stuff about philosophy!!! ;) :)

Title: Re:'Sophies World'
Post by: Caz on April 03, 2005, 11:29:52 pm

I read this book when I was about 11 or 12 I think and I remember I loved it so much! It made me feel really good inside. I'd definitely recommend this book! :)

Title: Re:'Sophies World'
Post by: Enara on April 04, 2005, 03:21:47 pm

I also read this book about five years ago and just love it. I think it is a great way to approach to Philosophy. I do recommend it to all of you who really appreciate good books.

Title: Re:'Sophies World'
Post by: liladriel on April 04, 2005, 03:58:57 pm

I was thinking about buying it, it's great that you all think it's good. I really want to read it now :)

Title: Re:'Sophies World'
Post by: jennilisanne on April 15, 2005, 01:54:38 pm

[quote author=hobbitgirl link=board=17;threadid=25836;start=0#msg849731 date=1112305413]
i got to page 100 or something but stopped, coz i had to read another gook for english at school but im going to carry on with sophies world again when ive finished the book im just reading
[/quote]

Ditto!!

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: tiram90 on September 26, 2006, 07:52:04 am

I love this book!

And I think it's so amazing that the man who wrote it is Norwegian!

I love all Jostein Gaarder's books! They're so different from other books!

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: jubeth on September 28, 2006, 02:03:48 pm

I did try reading it, but i am embarassed to admit I found it too difficult and heavy going. :-[

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Misz_Mii on September 28, 2006, 02:05:21 pm

I watched that movie!

I thought it was pretty boring, but it made me think sometimes...

It's not a bad movie but it certainly isn't a good one... therefor I didn't read the book... did anyone else see the movie?? is it simular to the book? Should I read the book?

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: tiram90 on October 08, 2006, 03:22:15 am

The film is a bit different from the book, and I do revommend the book to everyone! I admit it's a bit heavy sometimes, but still!

I've read several of his books, and I would say that Sophie's World is one of the easier ones!

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Nutella Sister on October 12, 2006, 07:22:04 am

I didn't understant even a WORD of that book :-[ ! What was it about? ??? she disapeard on her birthday? I can'r remember very well but it was a bout an old man and a girl named Sophie... ::) nomatter I did n;t inderstant a word of it ::)

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: tiram90 on October 12, 2006, 10:14:22 am

Hehe, I see that very many find this book difficult!
And I do understand them. But when you first manage to read some of Jostein Gaarder's books, you don't find them that difficult anymore :)

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Caz on October 18, 2006, 11:42:49 am

I still think about this book a lot, and more so recently; one of these days I want to read it again. :D

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: tiram90 on November 21, 2006, 08:13:25 am

[quote author=Carina link=board=17;threadid=25836;start=15#msg1045373 date=1161186169]
I still think about this book a lot, and more so recently; one of these days I want to read it again. :D
[/quote]
Just wondering, did you read it again?

I've noticed that you read a lot, so I wouldn't be surprised ;)

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Enara on November 26, 2006, 11:04:44 am

[quote author=Marit {DA} link=board=17;threadid=25836;start=30#msg1058036 date=1164114805]
[quote author=Carina link=board=17;threadid=25836;start=15#msg1045373 date=1161186169]
I still think about this book a lot, and more so recently; one of these days I want to read it again. :D
[/quote]
Just wondering, did you read it again?

I've noticed that you read a lot, so I wouldn't be surprised ;)
[/quote]

[color=Blue]Sorry I havenīt answered before but Iīve just read your post.
The answer is no... I havenīt read it again because Iīve been reading other books... at this moment Iīm reading "Solaris"; it is a science fiction book in which the movie was based on.

And you are right, I love reading... [/color] ;)

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: Zip on December 07, 2006, 03:33:53 am

I have read it several times. Jostein Gaarder is norwegian, like me, and his son actually went to the same school as me.

They did make a film of it, did you know that? It is norwegian, and they made it about 6-7 years ago, so it's nothing like it would be if it was made in Hollywood, I guess. But I liked it anyway.

I love philosophy.

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: tiram90 on December 07, 2006, 05:47:01 am

That's cool! :D

I saw that film :) I actually think that it's good, for a Norwegian film to be ;)

I love philosophy too!

Title: Re:Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Post by: princess08 on April 08, 2007, 09:49:58 am

I actually had to read "Sophie's World" for my sophmore year in my perspectives class. I really enjoyed it and I thought it made learning the basics of each philosophy clear. I remember learning about Plato in freshman year and I went home with a headache, I just didn't get it. After reading the book Plato's ideals were more clear as well as Marx and Freud.

Sorry if I got a little excited there.


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