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by Peter. Hoeg


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Ironically, Hoeg's characters in the novel aren't imagining things and do actually uncover some diabolical secrets at their harsh boarding school, but the school's secrets are too dark and too clever to spoil for you here. The book deftly explores how, because we can't let go of the past, it can't let go of us, either.

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Peter Hoeg has done it again. This book does NOT make you want to be an orphan in a special school.

Sometimes Høeg can be clinical, sometimes his emotional distance is too great. Peter Hoeg has done it again. I couldn't put it down, though. There were some fascinating reflections on trust, on the meaning and perceptions of time, of making one's place in the world, of seeing the world through the words one learns, and of observing those people who surround us and control or try to control. This sad and beautiful book will stay with me for awhile.

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There was never any thought that it might be possible to get close to it. Before Katarina mentioned it, it had never occurred to me, nor to anyone else.

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Comments: (7)

Dakora
While reading Borderliners, I found myself asking, is this the best book I've ever read? It might be. Which begs the question, by what criteria? Høeg's books are explorations of philosophical ideas. They are questions. What happens in his books, the people you meet and the situations you experience, they lead him — and you — into situations where the questions must be grappled with. You would think that such books would be boring, but Høeg is such a consummate craftsman that his books are almost always page-turners. This one is definitely a page turner. The other reviews, that compare this book to Catcher in the Rye, or Clockwork Orange, reduce and trivialize the book. Borderliners is an important book, filled with rare and important observations and conclusions. Sometimes Høeg can be clinical, sometimes his emotional distance is too great. Not in Borderliners. His analytical abilities, in this very hot psychological story, balance perfectly. This is my idea of a book that is an achievement, a feat, a milestone no less than a new scientific theory. I will go back to this book again and again, because it is that rich, that mysterious, that meaty. I can't think of any other writer in his league.
Velellan
This is a very intriguing book. Is it autobiographic? Perhaps. Through the happenings of an educational facility of the beginning of XX century, designed to "borderline" children, and its peculiar didactic processes, the author conducts the reader through several facts of Psychology theories, Phenomenology, and even Physics, Moral and Mythological concepts.
The reader is left somewhat bewildered by an open ending, though.
I'd researched some of the people and events that are mentioned, and they came up as all truth, or at least one of the posible truths, for some historical events.
Hugighma
It's difficult for me to think of this book separately from Hoeg's first, _A History of Danish Dreams_, which reads like a fever-dream-version of _Borderliners_. Both are obsessed with the passage (or seeming failure to pass) of time, and with certain elements of pagan and Lutheran symbolism. Both are populated by characters surviving in the midst of nearly Kafkaesque madness by distancing themselves from the world and the people in it. The two books feed one another: I think that, if it's feasible, you should read the older book first.

_Borderliners_ is more polished than either _Smilla..._ or _...History..._, but it grows rough toward the end, as Hoeg draws closer to the real subject of the story. Even as the prose grows awkward, though, and even as the narrative becomes more detached as it approaches the present, those facts somehow make it even more effective.

This is not an easy book to read, emotionally, nor is it a simple book to understand. It can be construed as an indictment of "special education" or progressivism, but it should not be: It's simply the story that it is, and shouldn't be approached with any preconceptions.
Truthcliff
Peter Hoeg has done it again. This book does NOT make you want to be an orphan in a special school. I couldn't put it down, though. There were some fascinating reflections on trust, on the meaning and perceptions of time, of making one's place in the world, of seeing the world through the words one learns, and of observing those people who surround us and control or try to control.
This sad and beautiful book will stay with me for awhile.
Irostamore
That is my favorite of Hoeg's books. It seems that his talent shines the brightest here.
Qwne
Pieter Hoeg's examination of a child's experience of imposed adult structures, well intention-ed or not,is very sensitively done and remarkably enlightening. His exploration of the subjective experience of time and especially relating it to worldview of humanity as a spider-web, is thought provoking.He integrates thinking with the experiential world of experiencing - an amazing endeavor.
sobolica
Hoeg is known in the States for his mystery/exoticica Smilla's Sense of Snow, but when addressing his fantasy/real world body of work he falls into the rarified atmosphere of South American novelists who mix a crackling good story with elements of fancy. Yet Hoeg's fancies are dark and brooding and compellingly written. Bravo and more please.
I loved it - not the action packed adventure that "Smilla" is , but a great story told well. A little dark, but thats what you'd expect from Hoag.
Borderliners download epub
Contemporary
Author: Peter. Hoeg
ISBN: 0002730146
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux,; English Language edition (1994)
Pages: 256 pages


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