Slug: that-same-flower Date: 2002-07-07 Title: That Same Flower layout: post
Jostein Gaarder made a big impression on me in Sophie's World, a fantastic and novel (literally) trip through western philosophy. His writing style is very creative, and at the same time very educational.
That Same Flower is (supposedly - it's hard to tell) a translation of a long-lost letter to St. Augustine from his anonymous lover, mentioned several times in his Confessions. It brings up topics of life, love, women, and medieval (and modern) Christianity. I've read about half of it so far (it's quite short) and it is intriguing. I'll try and post more when I've finished it.