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C instances throughout the book and i ve found myself writing down some uotes which i found solemnly beautiful the ending was nice albeit rather predictable and it ave me a sensation of fulfillment just not as strong and reverberating as previous jostein aarder books maybe my expectations were too high i needed this book to surpass my love for the solitaire mystery or sophy s world but it didn t uite et therebut i ve found for the solitaire mystery or sophy s world but it didn t uite et therebut i ve found uite like the name maya now for all it s implications and meanings I had high hopes with this one After all Gaarder was the man who penned one of the modern classics that is Sophie s World And he didn t disappoint me Maya is definitely a worthy successor to the likes of Sophie s World and Vita Brevis Staying true to his calling he takes us in a tour de force of hard philosophical uestions that were difficult to imagine let alone deliberate by anyone alone This I think is where his reatest influence is supposed to be in his provocations where one is forced to take a long hard look at oneself and ponder why is he living at all Such incitements are necessary because by default man always strive to fulfil but not uestion his needsFocusing to the uestion of evolution and biology Maya nevertheless feel a little bit constrained by the love story plot This did not become obvious however until the last 40 pages or so A savoring reader thus will not have any problems in immersing into Gaarder s typical mental discourses happening all over this bookWhat interesting is his try to take on mystery thriller The Cottage At Bantry Bay genre however slight Granted in the end the mystery was only used as a device to build the momentum towards climax but it s still intriguing for me that he adopt such an adventurous plan Not that it didn t work On the contrary the execution was of such excellence that I was fooled into thinking that this is truly an enigmatic book in the same league as Eco Now that I had time to think about the issue maybe it shouldn t be surprising at all I mean a man who can construct a very exciting verbal scene full of anguish between his human character and aecko will surely be able to keep us in his rip in one or two alternate methodsThe epilogue then explains all Only then it became apparent that this is a first and foremost a love story A very beautiful and profound love story for that matter Yet I can not help but think that this is also this book s weak point Had Gaarder been flexible maybe letting o to the momentum and taking on the metaphysical thriller theme to the end will pay It almost feels like a hangover for me riding so high in the buildup but then take a sharp although admittedly sweet drop in the end It then dictates a necessary evaluation of the uestion Should a literary work s end justify The Means Finally This Book means Finally this book exhibits Gaarder s ability as a storyteller Bearing that small complain in mind I d still ladly recommend this one If you don t read this book with a critic s spectacle then it s truly enjoyable to let yourself o even swept by some of the finest dialogues I ve ever read in modern fictio. To the past unfolding further stories within the stories the novel reveals an astonishing richness and complexity As bold and imaginative in its sweep as Sophie's World it shows again that Jostein Gaarder's uniue and special ift is to make us wonder at the awe inspiring mystery of the univers. This is the second novel I ve read by Gaarder As an admirer of philosophy it s not as informative as Sophie s World of philosophy it s not as informative as Sophie s World they both manifest Gaarder as a wi An incredibly poetic interpretation of what it means for us as a species to be alive in this very moment a very complex sometimes surreal tale summarizing what evolution has iven us with and how we have arrived at this point in the history of the planet while at the same time showing us the circles that complete our lives as human beings This is really the first philosophy book I ve read and I m not sure what to make of it honestly The initial part of this book in which the background hints that there is a bit of a mystery are Fat Labels 1 given to me had a little bit of aothic mystery feel Everything seems normal on top but underneath there s something just not uite right It had me intrigued and was enough of an intrigue to allow me to read through this book in the better part of a day and a half despite some very deep intellectual and spiritual content I really did enjoy that content which surprised me as I am not drawn to philosophy in Robert Herrick Eman Poet Lib 12 general so maybe my choice of the word despite above is wrong But that s how it feels I read uickly for the mystery but not so uickly that I couldn trasp and ponder the deeper stuff that the mystery was a part of I recognized a lot of my own thought processes and neuroses in this book much to my surprise Concepts like whether we re really here at all or if we re just part of a dream that we re not enlightened enough to wake from in order to recognize it for what it is Concepts like death and not so much what becomes of the deceased after death but
What Happens To The Rest Of Existence After The Death happens to the rest of existence after the death the deceased I myself find it hard to contemplate that the world existence as I know it will continue on in the same way as it always has when I m Global Brazil And U S Brazil Relations gone Logically this makes sense but even as a littleirl I ve wondered how things would change if I no longer existed as part of the world Not if I had never existed but if I was no longer there to see it Would m Maya has a vivid vocabulary and an intriguing plot but I found it kind of pretentious sometimes and confusing Jostein Gaarder prepares a cake called Maya by mixing Indian Advaita Philosophy with Darwin s theory of Evolution and baking it in an oven at a temperature of intellectual stimulation After Peregrinaje garnishing with a little bit of mystery he tops it with some romance The cake is served in a shape of a very very long letter Unfortunately the resultant is so unpalatable that even if you could enjoy the flavour you don t really like the overall treat Especially when the chef had earlieriven you Sophie s World one of the best dishes you had ever had Loved these lines the best We bear and are borne by a soul we do not know When the riddle raises itself on two legs without being solved it is our turn When the dream pinches its own arm without waking it is us For we are the riddle no one uesses We are the fairy tale trapped in its own image We are that moves on and on without arriving at understand. A chance meeting on the Fijian island of Taveuni is the trigger for a fascinating and mysterious novel that intertwines the stories of John Spooke an English author who is rieving for his dead wife; Frank Andersen a Norwegian evolutionary biologist estranged from his wife Vera; and an enigmati. ,
Greek Mythology Set got to my handsI just couldn tet through ten pages I never really ot to the end and my ex who is also a big fan didn t either I remember some frogs and a boring beginning Maya Jostein GaarderA chance meeting on the Fijian island of Taveuni is the trigger for a fascinating and mysterious novel that intertwines the stories of John Spooke an English author who is rieving for his dead wife Frank Andersen a Norwegian evolutionary biologist estranged from his wife Vera and an enigmatic Spanish couple Ana and Jose who are absorbed in their love for each other why does ana love for each other Why does Ana such a close resemblance to the model for Goya s famous Maja paintings What is the significance of the Joker as he steps out of his pack of cards As the action moves from Fiji to Spain from the present to the past unfolding further stories within the stories the novel reveals an astonishing richness and complexity As bold and imaginative in its sweep as Sophie s World it shows again that Jostein Gaarder s uniue and special Confluencias gift is to make us wonder at the awe inspiring mystery of the universe 2009 1387 406 9789643633431 20 Either I missed something deeply profound about this or it really is just a hollow and unsatisfying piece of hand waving navelazing drivel with something in it about a lizardI suspect the latter like every book by jostein Trade Unions In The Course Of European Integration gaarder one of my all time favorite authors maya was beautiful and nostalgic it lectures about life and death in a way that seems poetic enough to deal with and absorb positively but i found myself after having read so many josteinaarder books that this one did not flow with the ease one did not flow with the ease rhythmic passion the others have it felt rather long and droning i did not enjoy the endless conversations between frank and The Christian Faith gordon theecko nor the exchanges between frank and jos or frank and john in fact john the plotting matchmaking widower who features prominently only at the beginning and at the end of the book felt relatable to me than frank whom we follow through the entire book he was too defeated and i hated how defeated i felt myself when i read about him except maybe when he went into his interesting although extensive lectures about the big bang and the evolution of the species i think my favorite character was laura the avid reader of lonely planet because i don t know uite how to feel about her she s ambiguous to me whereas all the other characters either unnerved me or mildly interested methe part i enjoyed the most was when after hearing so many dispersed uotes from the manifesto that reminded me so much of another Fundamentals Of Retailing And Shopper Marketing gaarder book the connection was finally revealed with the solitaire mystery my absolute favorite book josteinaarder and that alignment of the two made me immensely happy although it wasn t a long lasting feeling but the manifesto itself felt too much like a copycat of the tiny book from the solitaire mystery which revealed to hans thomas things about the past present and future there were some very poeti. C Spanish couple Ana and Jose who are absorbed in their love for each other Why does Ana bear such a close resemblance to the model for Goya's famous Maja paintings What is the significance of the Joker as he steps out of his pack of cards As the action moves from Fiji to Spain from the present.