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Sophie's Choice by William Styron
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03/27/2011 page 29
5.0%
04/18/2011 page 92
15.0% "going to have to up-stumps here I'm afraid - library loan already extended once and due back tmrw. Regretting my lack of focus; shall re-reserve as soon as possible."
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Chris Walker I loved that book. Makes you want to rush out and drink lots of red wine and eat leeks too!


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Melissa Westbrook How are you finding it so far? I enjoyed it (especially because of the Scandinavian component because I lived in Denmark for quite a time and enjoy the cultural aspects) but I found I ran out of puff three quarters of the way through. I may have actually gone cross eyed...


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Jim regretably I'm not that far in as yet - p.92 (I haven't been able to devote much time to it atm) - so we're still in Brooklyn...


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Melissa Westbrook Actually I just googled it, and the book I'm thinking of is called Sophie's Choice but is set in Norway! And it is a philosophy discussion going through Aristotle and the like. I remember it was translated from Norwegian. I can't for the life of me find any evidence of its existence on google though. "Sophie's choice" refers to the philosophical discussion of ethical dilemma... apparently...

Confusing!


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Jim Ah! I know the book you mean - it's Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder :-)
It's fabulous, just a wonderfully entertaining and educational read; I loved it.


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Melissa Westbrook Yes I finally worked that out! I was perplexed because Sophie's world is about the philosophy of existence and when I googled it THAT BOOK HAD CEASED TO EXIST!!!!!

True to the form of the book though the mystery was finally explained and resolved, albeit with an added hint of sheepishness on my part ;-)

Guess I'll have to give Sophie's choice a crack then... :-)


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Jim *grin* I can't now remember what prompted me to start reading Sophie's Choice (I actually wanted to read Styron's memoir abt his depression - Darkness Visible - but the library doesn't have a copy) and I've made heavy work of it so far; I really need to devote a chunk of time this wknd to knocking it over!
Wishing you a tops wknd too! Good chatting : )


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