Editorial Reviews. Review. it displays a canny lightness of touch and a great deal of charm. Naïve Super – Kindle edition by Erlend Loe, Tor Ketil Solberg. Naïve. Super [Erlend Loe, Tor Ketil Solberg] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Troubled by an inability to find any meaning in his life, the. (Nelsbok) (Volume 1) (Norwegian Edition) [Erlend Loe] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Naiv. Super. is a story, naively yet poignantly.

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And, at least for me, it’s meaning is found precisely in its simplicity. A cacophony of voices inhabits Nicola Barker’s wickedly outrageous commentary on a particular slice of 21st-century ephemera – the American illusionist David Blaine’s day public fast, suspended in a perspex box near London’s Nxive Bridge in Super was a 1 best-seller in Erlend L The narrator of this funny and poignant novel is searching for meaning, going back to his childhood, onto the web and off to New York to find it.

Mogu samo da zamislim kako bi ‘ Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. You can read my entire review here. The worrying feeling that barely anything is happening in your life.

Naïve Super

Fun to hear the character’s unique way of perceiving life. I was quite bored and just wanted it to end.

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Naïve. Super by Erlend Loe

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Get to Know Us. He faxes his meteorologist friend. And this might seem too juvenile based on the literary and scientific interests of the narrator. In this sense, I would not recommend this for everybody. Perhaps the brother senses that brutally beating erlenv protagonist at croquet was what initially made the protagonist feel like there was no purpose to life.


His over-adjustment to this uncomfortable predicament is to simply throw a ball against a wall all night or repeatedly hammer wooden pegs into a board.

He worked at a psychiatric clinic, and was later a freelance journalist for Norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen. He’s looking for meaning. Read more Read less. Super because this is a novel filled with nice people.

And, so, he keeps on looking He does this through very simple meditative introspections – he writes lists to compare his haves and wants, to determine the best time-wasting past-time, he dwells on what other people in his life are doing – usually quite incorrectly, he reads a book on relativity and tries to relate it to his mundane existence by over-simplifying the concepts.

What used to excite me when I was little: Back in the city, underground insurrectionists brew a coup. This book was relaxing.

Return to Book Page. Malaysia at the time of the Japanese occupation of the s, and Johnny Lim is either abetting or attempting to subvert the imminent incursion. Tor Ketil Solberg Translator. The sentences are short. This is going to work out.

An utterly enchanting supdr on experience, Naive.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. At age 25, with a BA already in his pocket, he quits school. I like reading them. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. So far, so irritating. In the end, the narrator visits his brother in New York City and returns to Norway with a renewed sense of meaning in life. You have everything to gain and nothing to loose. Carl Sagan would walk around on a set that was meant to look like space, speaking in large numbers.


The Times A book overflowing with creative talent on just about every page. What a delightful book. Jun 07, Brendan Monroe rated it really liked it Shelves: Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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Because he’s confused, and wants to think things through at the most elemental level. They are self-deluding architects, film-directors on the slide, never-been novelists, all embracing their midlife crises of afternoon boozing and inappropriate lurches at younger women.

It was not what I expected, but I found myself thoroughly curious and giggling at many of the passages. It reminds you that we all have the same non-stop conversation with ourselves, constantly observing and judging what is around us.

This was a quick, easy and enjoyable read. The main character has all the hallmarks of an angsty young man who doesn’t know what his purpose in life should be. He writes lists, obsesses over the nature of time, and finds joy in bouncing balls–all in an effort to find out how best to live life. He is a nice guy. He often uses irony, exaggeration and humor.

Retrieved 8 January Ask simple questions which always have answers, and do not spend forces on finding answers to questions that don’t even make sense really.