The Reading Challenge 2016 and a book with a blue cover



After the longest time I am finally back with a new book review ^^

I am currently 19 books behind my schedule and guess what I am failing this again ;) hahaha
Today I wanted to talk about a book for the category a book with a blue cover ^^
A category which is sooo random it does not make to much sense for me ;) even if it is funny...kind of
But at least it is easy ;)

My book here is Thus spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
- aaand my version has a blue cover ^^



I started to read this book a pretty long time ago and I never finished it...don´t know why because I always loved Nietzsche and I remember enjoying to read this ^^
So finally I am trying a second time and I already fell in love with it all over again.
I am sure this is not a book for everyone ;) like the subtitle says: A book for All and None.


Review below is from goodreads again

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Friedrich Nietzsche's most accessible and influential philosophical work, misquoted, misrepresented, brilliantly original and enormously influential, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is translated from the German i.e. by R.J. Hollingdale in Penguin Classics. Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. Nietzsche's utterance 'God is dead', his insistence that the meaning of life is to be found in purely human terms, and his doctrine of the Superman and the will to power were all later seized upon and unrecognisably twisted by, among others, Nazi intellectuals. With blazing intensity and poetic brilliance, Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not to be found in religious pieties or meek submission to authority, but in an all-powerful life force: passionate, chaotic and free. Frederich Nietzsche (1844-1900) became the chair of classical philology at Basel University at the age of 24 until his bad health forced him to retire in 1879. He divorced himself from society until his final collapse in 1899 when he became insane. A powerfully original thinker, Nietzsche's influence on subsequent writers, such as George Bernard Shaw, D.H. Lawrence, Thomas Mann and Jean-Paul Sartre, was considerable. If you enjoyed Thus Spoke Zarathustra you might like Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, also available in Penguin Classics. 'Enigmatic, vatic, emphatic, passionate, often breathtakingly insightful, his works together make a unique statement in the literature of European ideas' A. C. Grayling
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I´ll give it a 7 out of 10
I don´t know if that is a helpful rating for this book because its really special and it really depends on your preference ^^ I liked it though ;)

With lots of love
♥♥♥

Verena

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