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The Solitaire Mystery
Abi Rhodes's review
Apr 14, 2011
One of the best books I have ever read. It has as it's basis the concept of 'God is Dead', first coined by Nietzsche, which is coupled with Plato's World of Ideas and delivered via Creationism. Central to the book is a magical island created from the consciousness of one being, which can be interpreted as the Earth, where the inhabitants are blind to the creator. One inhabitant, the Joker of the pack (literally), sees the reality of their island life and seeks to remove the blinkers worn by those who surround him. Once these are removed, however, disaster strikes and the created turn on their creator. Gaarder entwines the magical island narrative with the parallel story of a little boy's search for a complete family. This is a book that reminds you to live your life everyday and not to take the world surrounding you in for granted - because when one stops to look at the world with fresh eyes one can see just how beautiful a place it really is.
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