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I actually really enjoyed this one! Because the philosophy is so dense, a lot of it went over my head and it was hard to engage with the first half of the book, but once the story kicked in, I really enjoyed it. I did find the fact that it was the Major manipulating things, and Knox teaching Sophie everything a bit annoying and condescending ... though I suppose that could be as much a reaction to the book's didactic intent as to it being overly gendered. However, Hilde being able to take matters into her own hands somewhat, and the Major appearing at the end as himself balanced that out somewhat. I'd like to give it 3.5 stars.
This is my favorite of the Peter Wimsy books I've read lately, and not just because of the romance! I enjoyed getting Harriet's POV because she's a writer, and as a former academic it was very enjoyable to read her observations about returning to Oxford after years away. Sayers captured the essence of the ambivalence of such moments!
The Intro to Philosophy course I took too many years ago didn’t really stick. The prof was as dry as they come, the progression from one ism to the next seemed more a matter of names than ideas, and I took it pass-fail (disincentive enough in those days). So Sophie’s World was a much-needed education for me. It’s structured as an extracurricular course in the history of philosophy given under mysterious circumstances to a 14-year-old Scandinavian schoolgirl. I may flatter myself to say it, but the course was pitched just about right for me. It was a few months ago that I read this, and I probably forgot many of the names, schools, and settings associated with the concepts it covered, but I remember being into it at the time. So as a primer, it worked reasonably well. Certain sections did make you think. What worked less well, I thought, was the story of Sophie and her private teacher that later became a meta-story involving a Norwegian girl Sophie’s age and her absent pedagogue of a dad. Even the characters meant to be real didn’t seem real. Maybe the mystery of who transcends the imagination passes as whimsy for a Norwegian philosophy teacher like Gaarder. It might have been a clever device, but there were too many reminders that the guy is not a true novelist. As an aside, now that I think of it, I did have one other exposure to philosophy before reading this book. It was that song by the Pythons. If you’ve forgotten the one I mean, here’s one of the verses. John Stuart Mill, of his own free will, after half a pint of shandy was particularly ill. Plato, they say, could stick it away, 'alf a crate of whiskey every day! Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle, and Hobbes was fond of his Dram. And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: "I drink, therefore I am." With such a fine example to follow, and with a newfound interest in philosophy spurred in part by this book, I offer a few lines of my own. It’s said Bertrand Russell would put up a tussle Whenever the barman called time. And old Monsieur Rousseau was crazy for cointreau He drank it with squeezes of lime. For wine by the cart, you couldn’t beat Sartre Unless you were Thomas Aquinas. But Spumante bubbles caused no end of troubles For Senhor Spinoza’s poor sinus. Drinking and thinking -- a prime Pythonesque pairing. Skoal!
I think this is a bigger story than just McCandless. It's about those he left behind. It's about the things we do to work out who we are. It's about the early nineties. It's about society and about how we demonise those who choose to live outside of it. I enjoyed it. You should read it. It won't take you long.
It's hard to review this book when Fly By Night is still so vivid in my mind, but I'll try. It's an entertaining story about 3 friends, who after stealing coins from a wishing well for bus fare, are cursed by the witch (a long since forgotten wish granting god) that lives in the well. They are forced to do her bidding and grant wishes to people. It may not seem all that bad, except each of them receive a power that will help them along the way and these powers are not of the awesome X-Men variety. Anyway, it's an enjoyable middle reader fantasy , but after Fly By Night it's very much of a let down. Hardinge should reenter the world of bygone english language because she does do that better than most.
Người dùng coi những cuốn sách này là thú vị nhất trong năm 2017-2018, ban biên tập của cổng thông tin "Thư viện Sách hướng dẫn" khuyến cáo rằng tất cả các độc giả sẽ làm quen với văn học này.