The Solitaire Mystery

by Jostein Gaarder

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Written in English
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ISBN 100374529434
ISBN 109780374529437

Please post any TECH ISSUES for Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons here. 0: 16 PM by bfgIlinalta. Post any Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons Technical Issues here 4, 15 PM by bfgBellerophon. Reviews for Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons 4, 14 AM.   Two unlikely subjects, philosophy and playing cards, collide in Gaarder’s thought-provoking novel The Solitaire Mystery as Gaarder creates an elaborate story about a father and son, Hans Thomas, and their journey through reason for the epic road trip is to find “Mommy,” Hans’ mother who left them to “find herself” in the fashion world eight years earlier. On the way, Hans Thomas receives a mysterious miniature book—the fantastic memoir of a sailor shipwrecked in on a strange island where a deck of cards come to life. Structured as a deck of cards—each chapter is one in the deck—"The Solitaire Mystery" weaves together fantasy and reality, fairy tales and family history. Download PDF The Solitaire Mystery book full free. The Solitaire Mystery available for download and read online in other formats.

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The Solitaire Mystery (Norwegian: Kabalmysteriet) is a fantasy novel by Jostein Gaarder, the Norwegian author of the best-selling Sophie's World. Its main target audience is young adults, but the themes of the book transcend any age group/5.

62 quotes from The Solitaire Mystery: ‘How terribly sad it was that people are made in such a way that they get used to something as extraordinary as liv Cited by: 2. It is a mystery to me as to why Sophie's World gets all the praise and ravings even in reviews that are supposed to be about The Solitaire Mystery.

I have read The Solitaire Mystery at least four times. I had to buy another copy because I am ready to read it again, but I lent my copy out/5(88).

Diamond Solitaire is the second book in the Peter Diamond series. Peter lost his detective job in the first book. Diamond Solitaire starts out with Peter being a security guard at Harrods on floor seven.

Floor seven is the furniture store and computer security goes off regarding movement on that floor/5(65).

This book is well written and fun to read, but it also raises interesting, serious questions for the reader to contemplate. After reading Sophie’s World and The Solitaire Mystery, one might be curious to know what else this philosopher-turned-novelist has to say.

Gaarder is adept at presenting serious philosophical questions in a fairy tale. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here.

Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. Discussion Questions The Solitaire Mystery. by Jostein Gaarder. The Solitaire Mystery the follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Sophie's World ingeniously incorporates fantasy and philosophy, fairy tale and family history.

It will leave the reader filled with wonder at our very existence, and dazzled by the Great Solitaire that is the story of humankind. Buy The Solitaire Mystery New Ed by Gaarder, Jostein (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(86). The Solitaire Mystery Jostein Gaarder, Author, Sarah a kindly old baker presents him with a correspondingly tiny book and swears him to secrecy. As Hans Thomas sneaks looks at the book. The Solitaire Mysterythe follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Sophie's World ingeniously incorporates fantasy and philosophy, fairy tale and family history.

It will leave the reader filled with wonder at our very existence, and dazzled by the Great Solitaire that is the story of humankind/5(15). The book the boy is given is the history of two men, marooned 50 years apart on a magical island. The first man, his imaginative powers mysteriously enhanced, brings a deck of playing cards to life.

The second man (the grandson of the first) sets in motion a series of events that lead to the island's destruction; he and the Joker escape. The Solitaire Mystery consecutively traces the journeys of Hans Thomas, as he travels to Athens in search of his mother, and of Baker Hans, whom Hans Thomas reads about in the Sticky Bun Book.

Wound into the story are the philosophical ponderings of Hans Thomas' father, who simply cannot believe how incredible it is to be alive.4/5(2).

Twelve-year-old Hans Thomas lives alone with his father, a man who likes to give his son lessons about life and has a penchant for philosophy. Hans Thomas' mother left when he was four (to 'find' herself) and the story begins when father and son set off on a trip to Greece, where she now lives, to try to persuade her to come home.

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Structured as a deck of cards -- each chapter is one card in the deck -- The Solitaire Mystery subtly weaves together fantasy and reality, fairy tales and family history.

Search Library. Read "The Solitaire Mystery A Novel About Family & Destiny" by Jostein Gaarder available from Rakuten Kobo. The story of a boy and his father on a car trip through Europe, searching for the boy's mother, who left many years ago /5.

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"The Solitaire Mystery" concentrates on the above-mentioned themes in a way that is fulfilling to any age of reader; the themes make the philosophical issues a support for a riveting plot.

I recommend this novel. It's fun and fantastic, but leaves you feeling pleasantly full of ideas and reactions, as well as appreciative of the life we get to /5().

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder; 7 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, Families, Family, Children: Grades Jostein Gaarder; Translated by Sarah Jane Hails.

Jostein Gaarder was born in Oslo, Norway, in He taught high-school philosophy for several years before publishing a collection of short stories in and, shortly thereafter, his first two novels, The Solitaire Mystery and Sophie's World, and several others since lives in Oslo with his by: 2.

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Structured as a deck of cards -- each chapter is one card in the deck -- The Solitaire Mystery subtly weaves together 4/5(14). The Solitaire Mystery: a novel about family and destiny by Jostein Gaarder and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Free download or read online The Solitaire Mystery: A Novel About Family and Destiny pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Jostein Gaarder. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format.

The main characters of this philosophy, fantasy story are Hans Thomas, Frode/5. Talk:The Solitaire Mystery Jump to The book encompasses several philosophical themes; the obvious ones which are covered in the overall plot, but also little snippets here and there. Hans Thomas's father is a smoker but doesn't like to smoke inside his car, and so on their long journey across Europe, they are forever stopping for cigarette.

The Solitaire Mystery Book Summary and Study Guide. Jostein Gaarder Booklist Jostein Gaarder Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Solitaire Mystery; Twelve Year old Hans Thomas travels across Europe with his father, in a quest to find his mother, who has been missing for eight years.

Along the way they discuss phillosophy, and. The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder. My rating: 3 of 5 stars The biggest mystery for me is why I continue to read this Norwegian author’s books. The Solitaire Mystery is the third book of his I’ve read though it seems I’ve read the books in reverse.

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