Fräulein Smillas Gespür für Schnee
Publish date: August 31st 1996
Pages no: 515
Edition language: Deutsch
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
She thinks more highly of snow and ice than she does of love. She lives in a world of numbers, science and memories--a dark, exotic stranger in a strange land. And now Smilla Jaspersen is convinced she has uncovered a shattering crime...It happened in the Copenhagen snow. A six-year-old boy, a Gr...
This is a pretense: actually 150 pages were dividing me from the end, not 0 like the target "finished" would suggest. I hate doing it, I swear, I can bear nails on the blackboard, titanic non-sense, lethal lethargy or even coma just to finish a book completely. But recently the time has been tyrann...
One of my most favourite books of all time. Forget the crime-plot twist. The exploration of cultural displacement, belonging and connection make it an absolutely amazing study of life.
I read half of this book -- to the part where smilla goes aboard a ship -- but could not deal with reading it any longer.
Synopsis: When a small Inuit boy, Isaiah is found dead after having fallen off the roof of her apartment building, Smilla suspects his death was not an accident. The half Inuit Smilla had become very close to the boy and she becomes obsessed with finding the truth about his death. In a weird way ...
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