[ Read Online Appelsinpiken ê underground-railway PDF ] by Jostein Gaarder ↠´ This book helped me be calm and still in a very difficult time in my life I borrowed it from a friend, Shehneela, when I chanced upon it in her hostel room I did not have any great reasons to pick this book up when she offered me to select something from her bookshelf, but now I am glad I picked this one up.
I cannot explain in simple words how this book has helped untie a knot in my heart and mind, but it has, and for that reason, I wanted to do away with Shehneela s copy altogether I was unsuccessful But the great thing about this book was that it helped me let go And I did.
A year later, I spotted a copy in the bookshop Staples beside my new office Ovex Tech I did not have the money to buy it at that time, so each day I went to the shop in my lunch break to check if the copy was still there As soon as I got my first pay cheque cashed, I went in and bought the book.
It was a small victory, but a great feeling at the same time I do not know why anyone would be so attached to a slim book by a not so well known author but I suppose the circumstances hold the secret.
All I can say about this book is that it is straightforward, well written and Gaarder does not repeat himself in this tale, as he has most commonly done in many of his other books The narrative is crisp, with quick, realistic transitions in the tale, a resolution and well, it s just a good story well told Something I won t mind reading again and again.
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But the dream of something unlikely has its own special name We call it hopeJostein Gaarder, The Orange GirlThe Orange Girl was my introduction to the work of Jostein Gaarder Thanks to my friend, ST for suggesting Gaarder to me The Orange Girl was the perfect book to read after finishing Ulysses Gaarder is a true romantic and The Orange Girl is as fine a feel good book as there is While reading The Orange Girl, you will experience a wide range of emotions you will laugh, cry, be frustrated, and think WTF Jan Olav This beautiful story will definitely affect you in ways you don t quite expect.
The Orange Girl is short, and beautifully written At a slim 151 pages, Gaarder will take you on a journey thru love, death, family, and quantum mechanics while making you question everything you thought you believed in, but in wonderful, heartfelt ways At the heart of all this, is a question our hero, Georg, must answer for his father It maybe the most important question Georg is ever asked While on this journey of self discovery with his father, Georg learns about his parents courtship, his roots, synchronicty, and the power of love in all her forms It is an eye opening journey that should make all of Gaarder s readers question who they are, where they come from and most importantly, to ask thoughtful, probing questions about what they perceive as their reality My only real gripe with The Orange Girl is its poor English translation There were times the translation left me scratching my head wondering why wasn t this proofed better Ultimately, I loved The Orange Girl It is beautifully written, and well worth you time.
, My father died eleven years ago I was only four then I never thought I d hear from him again, but now we re writing a book togetherSometimes, there s a disarming beauty in simplicity Sometimes, describing ordinary feelings and doubts is enough for writing extraordinary books This is the case I m so happy that this is my first Gaarder s book I love how he evokes emotions in the reader s mind without even trying to manipulate them The plot isn t quite about philosophy, but it also isn t about the romance It s about whether or not life is worth living without any regrets and if it is, how to be happy with the people you care about It s also about growing up and fighting for what we want Gaarder had done a beautiful job in not making this a self help book You may think this is some supernatural novel or that Georg is insane, but it s none of the above Georg is a curious 15 year old kid whose biggest problem is how to talk to a girl he likes Then he finds a letter from his father A letter, his dad wrote to him a few weeks before he died In that envelope was everything he s father ever wanted to talk to him about but he couldn t because Georg was too young Mainly, Jan Olav writes about the Orange girlI ve nothing against eye make up and lipstick But the fact is that we re actually living on a planet in space For me that s an extraordinary thought It s mind boggling just to think about the existence of space at all But there are girls who can t see the universe for eye liner The story is about Jan Ulav and his perspective on life The reader also has an insight into Georg s head and they both entwine They re so much alike Georg is mature for his age, but still is just a teenager, and there are some funny moments where it s clearly shown Like, when he didn t want to go jogging with his stepfather because he said the running will help him get rid of acne and Georg didn t want to let him know that acne bothers himThe reason I cried wasn t just because I knew I might soon be leaving you I cried because you were so young I cried because the two of us couldn t have a proper talk It s merely a start of the book and I found myself in tears Jan Olav wasn t only sad because he s dying, he was sad because he ll never truly know his son He spent only three years with him and couldn t get enough of him and suddenly, his happiness is cruelly taken away The reason for it is not war, divorce nor natural catastrophe, it s actually a disease I was able to feel Jan Olav s pain like it was mine I just don t know if it was right for Georg to read the letter his father left for himThe truth is that I feel totally helpless, or totally inconsolable, to be honest I m not trying to hide it, but it s something you re not to worry about One of the worst feelings in the world is when you re helpless And yet, Jan Olav had to live day after day with that feeling and tried to be happy in front of his son, because he was too young to comprehend what was going on He tried to cherish the time they had left, but he couldn t help the sorrow Honestly, Gaarder does a painfully good job at describing all those emotionsI noticed nothing that Sunday except that the Orange Girl was missing I only had eyes for what wasn t there At first, I thought Jan Olav s search for the Orange girl was obsessive and unhealthy He let his hunt get in a way of him living his life He wanted her to be a part of his world and he was so persistent, nothing could change his mind about it But then again, he simply KNEW she was the one and he didn t want to let her get awayI can wait until my heart bleeds with sorrow Usually, I would find this quote pathetic or sappy, but in this case, I find it rather poetic This is simply a part of Jan Olav s charm In his viewpoint, he met his soul mate and he doesn t want to wait Said on a right occasion and by a right man, this could melt any girl s heart Most of us just don t want to admit itI m not just some butterfly for you to catchThe Orange girl is no cookie She s independent, unafraid of exploring her affinities Without a doubt, she isn t reluctant to getting what she wants, but she also doesn t let her inconsistent desires get in a way She wants Jan Olav the same way he wants her and honestly their love story is one of the most beautiful romances I ve ever read aboutWe can t own each other s past The question is whether we have a future togetherIt should be simple like that There are no big twists in the story You can guess at the beginning who the Orange girl is and it isn t a bad thing The book would be pointless if she was anyone else I just wish I could find out about the Orange Girl s reaction after reading the letter We see only glimpsesIf I d chosen never to the foot inside the great fairytale, I d never have known what I ve lost Do you see what I m getting at Sometimes it s worse for us human beings to lose something dear to us than never to have had it at allIt s not about where you are or what you re doing, it s about people you re with It s about having a circle of your closest ones and always be with them But what happens when you have to leave them against your will Is it really better to have nothing I don t think so I just love how Gaarder raises existential questions out of tough life choicesI ask again what would you have chosen if you d had the chance Would you have elected to live a short span on earth only to be wrenched away from it all, never ever to return Or would you have said no, thank you You have only these two choices Those are the rules In choosing to live, you also choose to die Georg made a beautiful comparison over what Jan Olav said If there was a choice for him to try the best flavor of his favorite ice cream, but only a milligram, he d refuse But, he d still choose life despite how short it is For a teenager, George is incredibly insightful and mature, while still managing not to become an adult too early.
Overall, it was a poignant read There were some parts so cute that I was actually hugging the book and other parts so depressing I cried This is the best kind of book It s not about the genre, it s about the emotions the book evokes Occasionally, the book doesn t need to have an astonishing plot to be good, sometimes it s all about the characters like Jan Olav and Georg Check out my blog