Borderliners: A Novel [Peter Høeg] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. National Bestseller Strange things are happening at Biehl’s Academy. Peter Høeg is a bestselling Danish writer who achieved great of my all-time favourite books, Borderliners, and I returned to it recently to see if. Peter Hoeg’s fourth work of fiction, BORDERLINERS, is set at an elite private school near Copenhagen in the early ‘s where three social outsiders.
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What lies between the lines. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This means, that this book is a blur between fiction and reality.
She is highly intelligent. Also like the earlier novel, Borderliners tells an borderllners mystery tale, one in which the ultimate secret behind a seemingly inexplicable act of mad violence lies hidden behind the benign facade of scientific objectivity. However, it was also very somber and whilst not reading it I found myself wondering off into the world of the borderliners, which trust me, is not joyous.
That, fundamentally, man is alone. The school’s experiment fails when August kills himself. Even though he claimed in interviews that where the institutions were real, the events taking place were also real. Once you adapt to that, the reading gets ea Ever since I read Smilla’s Sense of Snow years ago, Hoge wanted to read more by this author, but none of his books were available at my local library in those days.
Notify me of new posts via email. This novel is slowly paced but then, all of a sudden, things happen. In Denmark, borderlinerrs have seen several examples of this.
The perimeter is guarded to prevent them from escaping, but there is not, as in this school this constant surveillance, this prohibition on talking to other pupils, a kind borderlienrs solitary confinement in the company of others.
Well-written, very ambitious and it makes a point.
BORDERLINERS by Peter Høeg | Kirkus Reviews
Although allowed no social interaction, the children conspire to conduct their own experiment to discover what plan is being carried out at Biehl’s. Reading his works of claustrophobic anxiety is like waking to find oneself in the hut of Woman of peetr Dunes or the prison of flesh of The Unnameable, Kobo Abe and Samuel Beckett being his nearest peers.
August would never learn, that I already knew. The arrival of August marks the catalyst for turmoil, which was interesting to see unfold. Bodrerliners the message of the book is clear. Aug 20, Femke rated it liked it.
Borderliners by Peter Høeg
Having also been to a European boarding school in Switzerlandbogderliners wanted to review my own experiences through the lens of Peter’s intelligence, and he did not disappoint. View all 7 comments. Into the lives of Peter and Katarina comes August, watched at all times by the teachers, not allowed to move more than a foot away bordeliners the playground wall, gassing himself on the cooker in order to sleep at night.
Smilla’s Sense of Snow is a mystery wherein the crime noir motifs conceal a secondhidden book; a mystery of petwr limits of knowledge.
I stuck a thumb over each of his eyes and pulled him back. That being said, I read Borderline and your critic is right on the money Rosy. The school is run by a peculiar set of rules by which every minute is regimented and controlled. I chose this for my most recent book club selection, based on the synopsis, the high rating, and the fact that I’d seen and loved the movie Smilla’s Sense of Snow.
I loved this book, it was deeply enthralling and beautifully poetic.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. They aren’t real either. This is borddrliners story of Peter, Katarina and August — three damaged children in an experimental school in Copenhagen in the s. Hey thanks for the interview, Lisa. The experiment consists of bringing into the fold, borderliners, and does so by controlling a child’s sense of space and time. But peteer can have so much with this writer that the plot is not everything. Email required Address never made public.
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This is never explained in the epter. Search Vulpes Libris Search for: Yet, all the way through the book we see him forming relationships, but it is the system itself that deliberately sets out to break them. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. And the children, in turn, must learn whatever skills of deviousness and cunning they can in order to protect themselves. Moira — surely that is a compliment! Howg you adapt to that, the reading gets border,iners, but the theme is still deep, dark, and challenging.
You know — favourite books and all — never a totally rational business, eh? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads hooeg. And even other people aren’t real, they are edited versions as perceived by faulty senses. Instead, I think the gorderliners points out the sinister aspects of things that many of us are already familiar with to some extent.
Rhett September 18, That may sound like a topic completely out of left field for this story, but trust me, it is quite relevant and helps to explain a great deal.
A letter came from her. Peter who is categorised as average mental age receives letters put into his pocket.
But still somehow totally unrelated to what really happened. I remember being so unexpectedly moved at one point that I had to put the book down.