Smilla's Sense of Snow: A Novel
A Time Best Book of the Year · An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year · A People Best Book of the Year · Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award · A Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel · "Seductive… a superbly constructed thriller."---People · "Splendid entertainment…The... show more
A Time Best Book of the Year · An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year · A People Best Book of the Year · Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award · A Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel · "Seductive… a superbly constructed thriller."---People · "Splendid entertainment…The suspense novel as exploration of the heart."---The New York Times Book Review · "Astonishing… Like John le Carré and Graham Greene before him, Peter Høeg has given a thriller moral and political resonance."---Los Angeles Times · "A considerable achievement, a riveting suspense tale."---Jane Smiley, The Washington Post Book World · "A book of considerable intelligence…Demands to be read aloud and savored."---The New Yorker · "Wonderful…A thriller like no other."---Newsweek · "Enchanting."---Chicago Tribune · "Beautifully written and beautifully translated."---The Seattle Times · "The best [thriller] I’ve read in years."---The New Republic · "Peter Høeg has shown himself to be a writer of real stature."---The Times (London) · "One never wants to stop reading."--- Orlando Sentinel First published in 1992, Smilla’s Sense of Snow instantly became an international sensation. When caustic Smilla Jaspersen discovers that her neighbor---a neglected six-year-old boy, and possibly her only friend---has died in a tragic accident, a peculiar intuition tells her it was murder. Unpredictable to the last page, Smilla’s Sense of Snow is one of the most beautifully written and original crime stories of our time, a new classic.
Publish date: March 27th 2012
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
, 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 ...