Sophie's World Author:Jostein Gaarder International Praise for Sophie's World — "Sophie's World is sheer delight. Jostein Gaarder must be a marvelous teacher as well as an extraordinary writer. Who would have thought that I, the reader, could hang on an academic discussion of the world's philosophers from the pre-Platonics all the way up to the twentith century with as much excitemen... more »t as though I were reading a mystery."
"A literary surprise success such as has not been seen since Umberto Eco's learned cloister-thriller, The Name of The Rose."
"An extraordinary piece of popularization...The book will serve as a first-rate introduction to anyone who never took an introductory philosophy course, and as a pleasant refresher for those who have and forgotten most of it."
-Scott Sullivan, Newsweek (International Edition)
"Gaarder has written a novel about the history of philosophy that can be compared to nothing before it. He shows us that philosophy need not be something out-of-touch academics write about in ivory towers."