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The Discovery of Heaven - Harry Mulisch

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      18.07.2002 22:20
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      At last! Its here on dooyoo, my favourite book...ever! It wasn?t chance that brought this book to me, but rather synchronicity. I was looking around my local town when I noticed a small book shop that I had never really seen before. I knew it was there, but I had never dared to enter it, even if I had the time to do so. Anyway, I felt compelled to enter and inside I saw a multitude of different second hand books from science, geography and fiction. In the centre of the tiny room was a table, on on it this book-which bagged me to own. I suppose it was the appearance of this book that pleased me so, a black and brown drawing of some religious and grandiose looking building. I didn?t know what building it was, infact I didn?t know much before reading this book. The above rambling's are true, and you might wonder are they necessary? I think they are when you consider that this massive book is based on a very profound take on the laws of cause and effect. The story describes a serious of events that were more than chance, infact they are controlled by the heavens. This book is so informative, but in a pleasant way, so as to be interesting that it will enrich your mind with knowledge. The very first few pages describe the intricate uniqueness of the human form and make you realise just how specially you are. Is there a God? Who or what is it? Many such questions are answered in a such a convincing and humorous manor, that you almost believe this impossible story. The characters are very well constructed, and seem real. They are not perfect, even though, unknown to them they are very special indeed. As on the dooyoo blurb, I don?t want to spoil this truly great book by telling you too much, so I won?t. Not because I don?t want to, as I really do want to shout to the world that this is one of the most thought provoking books on the planet. The film has been released in Holland (where the book was written) and I think Ame
      rica. It stars Stephen Fry, who is an ideal candidate for one of the main characters. This book takes you all around the world, teaches you elements of psychology, philosophy, geography, war time history, and is such fun to read...I couldn?t put it down until I had read it (Well I had to to eat and sleep, its 730 pages long!) If you see this book, and don?t have any money, steal it if you have to.

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      On a cold night in Holland, Max Delius picks up Onno Quist, a chaotic philologist who cannot bear the banalities of everyday life. They are like fire and water. But when they learn that they were conceived on the same day, it is clear that something extraordinary is about to happen