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Book 21 (2014)

  1. Berger, John — Ways of Seeing (149 pages)
  2. Vonnegut, Kurt — God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian (72 pages)
  3. Roth, Joseph — The Legend of the Holy Drinker (100 pages)
  4. Hrabal, Bohumil — Closely Observed Trains (87 pages)
  5. Bloomfield, Barbara & Chris Radley — Couple Therapy: Dramas of Love and Sex (171 pages)
  6. Feist, Raymond E. — Magician (689 pages)
  7. Feist, Raymond E. — Silverthorn (424 pages)
  8. Faber, Michael — Under the Skin (296 pages)
  9. Gourevitch, Philip — We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda (351 pages)
  10. Feist, Raymond E. — A Darkness at Sethanon (518 pages)
  11. Remarque, Erich Maria — All Quiet on the Western Front (215 pages)
  12. Jones, Gwyneth — White Queen (318 pages)
  13. Strunk, William, Jr., and E. B. White — The Elements of Style (104 pages)
  14. Keating, Karl — Catholicism and Fundamentalism: The Attack on "Romanism" by "Bible Christians" (337 pages)
  15. Ettlinger, Steve — Twinkie, Deconstructed (274 pages)
  16. Dick, Philip K. — The Penultimate Truth (191 pages)
  17. Clason, George S. — The Richest Man in Babylon (198 pages)
  18. McCoy, Horace — They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (119 pages)
  19. Krug, Steve — Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (197 pages)
  20. Faulks, Sebastian — Birdsong (407 pages)
  21. Gaarder, Jostein — Sophie's World (425 pages)
Page count
5642
book cover: Sophie's World.

Almost two years removed, there isn't too much I can say about Sophie's World anymore. I had a lot to say, just never much time to put those thoughts into a post. So, this review will be short.

I enjoyed reading Sophie's World. I thought the approach to teaching philosophy was very effective (and entertaining). Gaarder, especially in the first half of the book, is very successful at explaining what each of the philosophers and schools is all about; later in the book, though, the thread becomes more difficult to follow as the story itself takes a few surrealist turns. Overall, though, a great philosophy primer!

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