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The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
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Jun 26, 2011

liked it

This story can be read as a fairytale about solitaire, a family story about a boy and his dad in search of a mother and a wife who got lost while trying to find herself.
On a more deeper level it tries to delve into destiny, and philosophy and how smaller things affect the bigger things and how we are all part of a great game of solitaire that is our destiny.

Quotes from the book:
The greatest thing of all is love. Time can't pale that as easily as it fades old memories.

The only thing I know is that I know nothing - Socrates.

There is still a joker roaming around the world. He will make sure that the world never rests. Whenever possible -and wherever possible - a little fool will jump out wearing long donkey ears and jingling bells. He will look deep into our eyes and ask, who are we? Where do we come from ?

I liked the book, but it was somewhat slow getting to the point and the levels of the story got quite complex and confusing.

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