Undoubtedly, the narrator seems a bit odd, but I closed the book with a smile on my face and the suspicion that it actually is much more strange to go on repeating regular patterns infinitely w A charming story of a different kind of person! View all 3 comments. There are quite a few indicators of the openness, trust, equality and prosperity in Norwegian society; they’re never in-your-face or overtly politicised, they’re incidental details of the story and of the narrator’s viewpoint. Read more Read less. A charming debut novel. A philosopher at heart, the young man is looking for and searching for the meaning of it all

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He stirred the tank with a stick wondering if he would be able to create life.

Best Ever: Erlend Loe’s ‘Naive. Super’ – Connor Tomas O’Brien

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It may feel like that the narrator is a stupid person but he is not.

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Apr 17, Apeksha Shetty rated it it was amazing. I resentfully read on and got bored again. Honestly this is not a light read and, if you dive in unprepared, it might be boring or tiring, yet it did make me think.


This book wasn’t really exactly like I expected it to be.

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Description Troubled by an inability to find any meaning in his life, the year-old narrator of this deceptively simple novel quits university and eventually arrives at his brother’s New York apartment.

A philosopher at heart, the young man is looking for and searching for the meaning of it all AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I loved the lists, the introspection, the narrator’s friendship with the kindergarten student, and the fact that there were no nsive or mishaps during the story. There’s no need to try hard and make things more and more complicated when there’s an easier way to solve the problems: Sep 04, Anna rated it it was amazing.

Good guy has existential crisis.

naive super erlend loe

Erelnd Actionable Analytics for the Web. Init was on the newspaper Dagbladet ‘ s list of the best Norwegian novels An effortlessly hip and savvy antidote to the rainy day blues. No trivia or quizzes yet. There is an underlying existential anxiety which has a paralyzing effect.

I just love Loe’s style, his weird, but extremely relatable characters, his sense for little things and his lists. View all 10 comments.

Open Preview See a Problem? The interesting thing about Naive Super is that the adversity is the character’s own doing.


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Mar 01, Aino rated it it was amazing. There are 50 customer reviews and 51 customer ratings. I liked it a lot. About halfway through his brother gets him to fly out to lie him in America and he makes lists in America.

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The protagonist searched for meaning of time and although sometimes his search seemed childish, it didn’t speak to me. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He spends his time with a young kid of age 5 years named Borres, and fascinates him by telling him suoer about various things.

Or maybe the need to not have to read a sentence over and over to grasp its brilliance. Paperbackpages. A man leaves his University studies after one year with no idea what he’ll do and only a bicycle. Good guy has existential crisis. Is this feature helpful?