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Aug 03, 2010
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"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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Mar 21, 2011 02:35PM
I loved that book. Makes you want to rush out and drink lots of red wine and eat leeks too!
Mar 29, 2011 08:25PM
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...
Apr 04, 2011 06:46PM
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...
Apr 13, 2011 11:40PM
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...
Apr 14, 2011 01:19AM
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.
Apr 14, 2011 04:45AM
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... :-)
Apr 15, 2011 02:53PM
*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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