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The Castle in the Pyrenees[Read] ➻ The Castle in the Pyrenees ➸ Jostein Gaarder – Varanus.us The author of the massively successful Sophie s World returns with a love story and a novel of ideas, exploring the place of human consciousness in the universe Through five intense years in the s, St The author of the in the PDF Æ massively successful Sophie s World returns with a love story and a novel of ideas, exploring the place of human consciousness in the universe Through five intense years in the s, Steinn and Solrunn had a happy life together, then they suddenly parted ways, for reasons that are unclear to both In the summer ofthey meet again on a balcony of an old wooden hotel by a fjord in western Norway It is a place they both have fond memories from, and their meeting turns out to be fateful But The Castle ePUB ¹ is it purely coincidental that they meet at that particular spot at that particular time Over a couple of weeks that summer they write emails to each other, and it becomes clear that they have been living with very different interpretations of their shared past This intimate love story of rediscovery explores the question can science explain everything, or does some invisible force influence our lives.

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    Have Kindle books Norway It is a place they both have fond memories from, and their meeting turns out to be fateful But The Castle ePUB ¹ is it purely coincidental that they meet at that particular spot at that particular time Over a couple of weeks that summer they write emails to each other, and it becomes clear that they have been living with very different interpretations of their shared past This intimate love story of rediscovery explores the question can science explain everything, or does some invisible force influence our lives."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 250 pages
  • The Castle in the Pyrenees
  • Jostein Gaarder
  • English
  • 11 October 2019
  • 0297859447

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    Have Kindle books Norway It is a place they both have fond memories from, and their meeting turns out to be fateful But The Castle ePUB ¹ is it purely coincidental that they meet at that particular spot at that particular time Over a couple of weeks that summer they write emails to each other, and it becomes clear that they have been living with very different interpretations of their shared past This intimate love story of rediscovery explores the question can science explain everything, or does some invisible force influence our lives."/>
  1. says:

    Slottet i Pyreneene Roman The Castle in the Pyrenees, Jostein GaarderThe Castle in the Pyrenees written by Jostein Gaarder first published 2008 Through five intense years in the 1970s, Steinn and Solrunn had a happy life together Then they suddenly parted ways, for reasons that are unclear to both In the summer of 2007 they meet again on a balcony of an old wooden hotel by a fjord in western Norway It is a place they both have fond memories from, and their meeting turns out to be fateful Slottet i Pyreneene Roman The Castle in the Pyrenees, Jostein GaarderThe Castle in the Pyrenees written by Jostein Gaarder first published 2008 Through five intense years in the 1970s, Steinn and Solrunn had a happy life together Then they suddenly parted ways, for reasons that are unclear to both In the summer of 2007 they meet again on a balcony of an old wooden hotel by a fjord in western Norway It is a place they both have fond memories from, and their meeting turns out to be fateful But is it purely coincidental that they meet at that particular spot at that particular time Over a couple of weeks that summer they write emails to each other, and it becomes clear that they have been living with very different interpretations of their shared past The Castle in the Pyrenees is both a love story and a novel of ideas, exploring the place of human consciousness in the universe Its main theme is of great current interest can science explain everything, or does some invisible force influence our lives 2013 1392 210 9789643636500 21


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    Great idea, but only a solid execution From the first until the last page, I expected something exciting and I have never got it Maybe I sound a bit cynical, but the way the book is written, I don t see how I could care about Sulrun and Steinn s relationship Their bond seems platonic, so I ve got no reason to be invested in it An unexpected encounter triggers a series of e mails between former lovers They reminiscence about their past relationship and debate about fundamental philosophical Great idea, but only a solid execution From the first until the last page, I expected something exciting and I have never got it Maybe I sound a bit cynical, but the way the book is written, I don t see how I could care about Sulrun and Steinn s relationship Their bond seems platonic, so I ve got no reason to be invested in it An unexpected encounter triggers a series of e mails between former lovers They reminiscence about their past relationship and debate about fundamental philosophical questions and differences between them They discuss God, the existence of a soul, paranormal experiences, while at the same time remembering their last trip which had broken them apart Throughout the e mail conversations, they tenderly circle around the very reason for their break up, but never quite openly talk about it Steinn and Sulrun stand for two completely different worldviews, and in the end, neither the philosophical nor the narrative mystery is solved, and both are left hanging Of course, the end isn t even nearly satisfying It s always a bit problematic to talk about the everlasting discussion between people who believe in science and religious people I can t decide whether Gaarder went too harsh on his characters or if he didn t dig into the analysis enough Sulrun and Steinn kept on coming back and forth from totally ignoring each other s opinions to ruthless attempts of persuasion without considering feelings of one another I can t say I grew to like either of the characters, but Steinn was definitely worse among the two of them It may seem a bit weird since I agree with most of his monologues, but in spite of it, I was so irritated by his indifference of other people s beliefs If he expects other people to respect his viewpoint, it has to go both ways At times, it looks like he has double standards Unlike most of the books I read, in this one I like female protagonist better I can t say I support even the smaller part of her monologues, but I understand her point of view and how she only wanted for Steinn to ACCEPT it instead of only tolerate it She s a fragile and emotional dreamer, full of warmth I thought their e mail exchange would be a bitintimate Their debates over religion were the most boring part of the plot I felt like most of the text was only a filler, supposed to delay the bits I was the most interested in They happen to be so absorbed in their past they forget to pay attention to their present and they even lie to their families They have completely conflicting world views and it gets frustrating at times Steinn is a scientific realist and Sulrun is a spiritual religious woman who believes in paranormal This all makes a good base for an interesting debate that surounds issues of their relationship, but in the end we know very little about their past relationship


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    interesting debate between science and religion It is done by two ex lovers who share emails after a strange encounter many years after breaking up They have completely conflicting world views one has a science naturalistic metaphyisic,the other a spiritual religious This all make for a good debate that surounds issues and events of thier relationship and the interpretation of those events It all makes for a strange twist at the end.This is worth a read if you are interested in philosophy, interesting debate between science and religion It is done by two ex lovers who share emails after a strange encounter many years after breaking up They have completely conflicting world views one has a science naturalistic metaphyisic,the other a spiritual religious This all make for a good debate that surounds issues and events of thier relationship and the interpretation of those events It all makes for a strange twist at the end.This is worth a read if you are interested in philosophy, religion and science debate If not do not bother reading this book, it will probably bore you the frist half of this book focuses on those concepts only second half makesof the story Great ending though


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    Perhaps it was Steinn who was right It gives me goose bumps


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    The Castle in the Pyrenees talks about a Norwegian couple who had a love affair years ago and then split up after a tragic incident Years later they meet again and decide to exchange emails to talk about their beliefs and about what happened all those years ago To anticipate the following review, I ve given this novel two stars based on the fact that I ve read it completely, and, if not much , it gave me an opportunity to think about what I believe in and create a stronger position for m The Castle in the Pyrenees talks about a Norwegian couple who had a love affair years ago and then split up after a tragic incident Years later they meet again and decide to exchange emails to talk about their beliefs and about what happened all those years ago To anticipate the following review, I ve given this novel two stars based on the fact that I ve read it completely, and, if not much , it gave me an opportunity to think about what I believe in and create a stronger position for myself.I liked the idea of including Magritte s painting The Castle in the Pyrenees into the background story of the two characters their different reaction to it was certainly interesting, and I do see the general connection to the story But the fact that I had a completely different reaction than either of them to the painting when I looked at it should have told me that there would not be too much for me within this book.To me, there are three key points which bug me First are the characters themselves While the man seems believable, if a litte boring, and is openly admiring his lost love and open to a debate the woman certainly is not She is completely contradictory in her actions, all the while mentioning her blissful family and husband even when she s openly flirting I remember thinking I hope I don t act like that that would be horrible With him being a bit boring and her being inconsistent, a change within their relationship is hardly noticeable over the course of the email exchange, and when it happens, it was completely unbelievable for me The following part is marked as a spoiler because I comment on their discussions No quotes, nor anything about their story, just general comments, but I wanted to make sure no one reads anything they don t want to view spoiler Now to my second point.While I might generally applaud the idea of a mystery in the past that is only revealed throughout the course of the book, here it was a total hindrance to my connection with this story Apparently the couple had some sort of a supernatural paranormal experience while they were younger Both had a different interpretation of it, which is why they started this discussion in the first place I ve always had a problem with philosophers generalizing their arguments and moving away from the point in question But when it s done like it s done here, and I don t even KNOW the point they re discussing, and they then go on to include everything from apparitions to fairies to questioning the existence of God, I get rather angry Apart from this not truly being a debate since the woman has adapted a missionary style instead of offering up own arguments, keep on reviewing the story in question and then say But what do you really believe as often as you need to get the answer that you wanted , and the unbelievably rushed ending, such generalizations shouldn t happen, and also lead to jumping around from one thing to another which makes the book loose what little bit of structure it previously had.Coming to my third point, I d like to say that this book isn t the only one where I ve seen it In fact, I ve recently seen an interview with George Steiner, and that might just have been the only discussion where it came up I m talking about gratitude While both characters were amazed with the world around them and, in their young years, had a lot of lust for life, there was only one single occasion where the words Thank you had a place Sadly, even then it happened only with an emotional connection, and, evensadly, during that odd ending I would have loved for both characters to pause for a single moment, to cease explaining and just be grateful But it never happened, even their meeting again was only examined for paranormal circumstances Which leaves me a bit sad hide spoiler I m particularly sad because I ve read Gaarder s other books This held no enchanting moments for me at all Maybe the one that I m grateful I ve read his other books first Otherwise I may never have read them, and that would have been a shame


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    To put it simply I would describe this as a wonderful love story peppered with philosophical discussions on spirituality and maybe religion and science.When I first started reading this, I was rather put off by it, as it was seemingly a really random thread of emails between two people However, as I went on, I feltandexcited about it, and almost felt as if I were intruding on an intimate conversation.The book deals with two people whose views on the world are on opposite poles To put it simply I would describe this as a wonderful love story peppered with philosophical discussions on spirituality and maybe religion and science.When I first started reading this, I was rather put off by it, as it was seemingly a really random thread of emails between two people However, as I went on, I feltandexcited about it, and almost felt as if I were intruding on an intimate conversation.The book deals with two people whose views on the world are on opposite poles One believeson spirituality, while the other on scientific facts It also breathes to life a story of ex lovers, especially on their differences and what drove them apart from one another.I was really really saddened by the ending One can almost guess it, but I felt really saddened by it, nevertheless


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    The castle in the Pyrenees is classical Gaarder The old recipe popularized with Sophie s world is revived here However, the format is different here we ve got epistolary novel, composed carefully through the correspondence of the protagonists, Solrun and Steinn As you might expect, the novel consists of multiple layers which are merged together to form a single story A sudden encounter in the present triggers a series of emails between former lovers They spend their time reminiscing a The castle in the Pyrenees is classical Gaarder The old recipe popularized with Sophie s world is revived here However, the format is different here we ve got epistolary novel, composed carefully through the correspondence of the protagonists, Solrun and Steinn As you might expect, the novel consists of multiple layers which are merged together to form a single story A sudden encounter in the present triggers a series of emails between former lovers They spend their time reminiscing about their past together, but also debating about fundamental philosophical questions They discuss a variety of topics God, the existence of soul, paranormal phenomena while in the same time tenderly remembering the time they spent together, and then balancingor less successfully their life in the present.The premise of the novel is interesting and the blurb promises very much I enjoyed reading about Solrun s and Steinn s past relationship It s quite obvious that they still have a thing for each other, even though they both have spouses and families of their own I m also glad that Gaarder was tasteful with the romantic thread of the story, and had not let it to take over the steering wheel of the novel, so to speak Many authors would have been tempted to play up the love affair aspect, but keeping it subtle earned my nod of respect Somehow, Gaarder managed to compose the book is such a skillful way that only in the last third we begin to learn the cause of the schism between a couple whose love seemed unbreakable Because of my inflamed curiosity, I couldn t stop reading the book It s a real pageturner Now, these were reedeming qualities of the book, but they haven t completely managed to erase some things that haven t worked out for me I found Steinn s and Solrun s discussions on evolution, and explaining their spiritual scientific points of view cloying at times Their debates were the most boring subplot of the novel Don t get me wrong, I love philosophy in books, but done in moderation I felt like most of that text was a filler, supposed to delay the bits I was most interested in The strong point of the novel the slow unraveling of the mystery behind the break up was also a weak point, given the format of the novel I love epistolary novels, but it takes lots of consideration and skill to make them believable to the reader Here, it s just not passable that one person remembers so little that the other person has to describe in great detail some events that they had experienced together Even though it s painful for the protagonists to recall the events tied to the mysterious Lingonberry woman, it s still rather phony that they beat around the bush so much I mean, they both experienced those events together, and one would expect that, after all those years, Steinn and Solrun would be able to discuss things openly Moreover, they don t talk about their present life very much, especially not Steinn They happen to be so immersed in their past an each other that they neglect their duties and even lie to their families For me, that s not convincing There should be odd bits and pieces in their letters that describe some of their present interests that don t involve science or religion , a larger mention of their children something other than their involvment with each other I m afraid that, for the purpose of this story, another format would have beensuitable.In my opinion, the idea for this novel is great, but it s not executed as well as some other Gaarder novels Thus the three stars


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    Both a love story and a philosophy, the exact kind that I enjoy Kinda reminds me of the ever great Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a movie written by Charlie Kaufman Ok, back to the book The main premise is two old time lovers bumped into each other after years of separation And that encounter triggered an intense email conversation between what now both married with kids grown ups.Throughout the email conversations they slowly brought the story to the very reason of their breaking up Both a love story and a philosophy, the exact kind that I enjoy Kinda reminds me of the ever great Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a movie written by Charlie Kaufman Ok, back to the book The main premise is two old time lovers bumped into each other after years of separation And that encounter triggered an intense email conversation between what now both married with kids grown ups.Throughout the email conversations they slowly brought the story to the very reason of their breaking up years ago They brought us with a perfect speed along with their tens of email conversations discussing faith, spirituality and skepticism The discussion was enlightening, eye opening and at the same time touching It definitely made me think and at the same time sympathizing When it ended, I figured out that the whole book had been a dualism love story philosophy believer skepticism happy ending sad ending And I consider myself lucky enough to be able to treasure each side of the whole thing


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    It was a fantastic blend of a love story with philosophy and facts I enjoyed how it went through 13.7 billion years of the universe without boring you to death and exploring such amazing questions.I was expecting to get a bit clearer answers out of it, but that doesn t mean it wasn t a great book to read


  10. says:

    Nice book about a love story that broke apart because of differences in belief Nice discussion of atheism science worldview vs religious worldview.End is good, as always with Gaarder books However not as unpredictable or surprising as I hoped Maybe I read too many of his books

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