Author: Jostein Gaarder
Status: Stil reading
Ok, so Im breaking my own rule of posting a review after reading. Since this is a book which can be read part by part, I'm allowing myself to share interesting anecdotes that i found while reading.
Sophie's world was a random choice when I was browsing for book in local bookstore. I wanted a change so I took the plunge into what i though a serious affair of reading philosophy. I'm loving it. Who knew it could be so fun. Jostein Gaarder is popular Norwegian author who wrote books which inspire people to think. Sophie's world is one of his most popular work.
So he introduces to us a teenage girl, Sophie who is 15 and receives an anonymous letter with two questions, 'who are you' and 'where does the world come from'. There is a story within a story here. Let me not spoil the fun for you. Since I haven't finished the book yet, here are some anecdotes which might tempt you to read it.
- The only thing we require to be good philosophers is the faculty of wonder. Pg 14
- We who live here are microscopic insects existing deep down in the rabbit's fur. But philosophers are always trying to climb up the fine hairs of the fur in order to stare right into the magician's eyes. Pg 13
- A philosopher is one who love wisdom~Plato Pg 77
- Sophie decided that lego really could be the most ingenious toy in the world. Pg 37
- Nature is really built up of different atoms that join and separate again. A hydrogen atom in a cell at the end of my nose was once part of an elephant's trunk. A carbon atom in my cardiac muscle was once in the tail of a dinosaur. Pg 39
- We do not live in our own time alone;we carry our history within us. Pg 163