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Free read Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne 107 î В навечерието на Коледа едно шестгодишно момченце пада от покрива на сграда в Копенхаген и умира Заключението на полицията е нещастен случай Но Смила Ясперсе?алист по множеството видове сняг така както ги различават ескимосите затова от вниманието ѝ не убягва фактът че съдейки по структурата на снега в отпечатъците оставени от момчето то е тичало към смъртта си явно преследвано от някого Опитвайки се да разбули тази загадка тя предприема разследване което ще. Book Review Miss Smilla's Feeling for SnowI've been wanting to read this book for over two decades and was glad when I finally got my hands on it I expected great things of it not the least because it had been recommended back at school by my beloved and sadly deceased teacher I really really wanted to like itI did like it for about the first hundred pages or so The tenderness of the relationship between Smilla and the little boy her memories of her mother that was interesting Then it became increasingly tedious consisted of a lot of seemingly random actions and then this happened and then this happened and then this happened and towards the end I only kept going because I had come that far and thought I may as well finish it The ending was unrewarding Not because it was an open ending that explicitly rejects our desire for closure but because the book had not evoked any desire for closure in me beyond wishing for it to come to an end But it needs also to be said that I found nothing profound or philosophical or postmodern or whatever about that open ending It just came across as if the author could not be bothered or could not think of a way to round off the story betterThe larger part of the book is both boring and annoying I saw it described as a mixture of thriller and philosophical meditation but I found it neither thrilling nor thought provoking The reason it failed to thrill is that it was way too busy Too many things happening too many obscure plot elements heroin smuggling by antiues dealers Nazi collaboration code cracking exotic parasites radioactivity x rayed mummies meteorites that may or may not be alien life forms a demented musician a sado masochist couple gambling murder arson really he stops at nothing too many random asides too many characters It was all so confusing such a jumble of stuff that the story never had a chance to build up any real tension simply for lack of focus What didn't help were the lengthy descriptions of for example the contents of cupboards or the layout of the ship a corridor here a door there a light switch move this way move that way duck into an alcove There is only so much cat and mouse that is interesting to read about then it becomes dull I couldn't be bothered to check whether all these elements eventually form a cohesive plot but I have a suspicion they don't – why for example does the mechanic join the crew on the oil rig If he was supposed to do the diving job why wasn't he taken on board at the same time as everyone else Why does she bother to take the audio tape to translator and then stands awed by his ability to identify the accents but never asks about the content What is it with those uncanny coincidences for example the jazz musician who was heard on the tape just happening to play at the casino Why the masses of tropical fish on the ship if the parasite is explicitly said to attack marine mammals Why do all the people who take the role of villains in the early part of the book disappear from the scene and the whole conspiracy is then headed by someone completely differentAnd where is the philosophy In the incessant insinuation that Europeans are money and power greedy jerks who don't understand a thing while Greenlanders are these profound people who truly understand life while they are constantly marginalised and underestimated by the arrogant Europeans Can it get any cliched Yes we can Everything Smilla learned at school was useless Oh so typical Governments all over the world spend fortunes every day to teach their young people useless stuff Education is pointless and bad for young peopleAs I said the relationship between Smilla and Isaiah is the attraction of the novel's opening But later the author seems to forget Isaiah in his excitement about having thought of ridiculous plot elements like riding up and down in a dumbwaiter Towards the end he suddenly remembers and throws in a paragraph about the boy but by then the connection to that element has been lost beyond recoveryAlso Smilla is a bit of a Mary Sue The longer I read about her the she got on my nerves The way she couettishly rambles about her age but every guy she meets fancies her of course she is slim and pretty and always nicely dressed The way she always just “knows” things The special magic power she has of absolute orientation Her unfaltering kick ass attitude and the clever way she can always improvise a cunning weapon and anticipate her opponent's moves The way that lack of sleep lack of food and countless injuries don't even slow her down The way all sorts of characters betray their sense of integrity or risk their livelihoods or even their lives in order to help her The way even as a child she is so clever that she can get herself onto a plane to Greenland without a ticket or a passport The way she can rattle off specialised information at the drop of a hat The convenient father who is on the one hand the stereotypical negative foil of a distant father but also filthy rich and endowed with all sorts of useful connections which come in ever so handy for Smilla The way the villains just can't bring themselves to kill her And she claims she suffers from depression but she acts all the time like an ADHD person on energy drinks Everyone seems endeared by her even though she is usually rude and abrupt and insufferably smug In typical Mary Sue style all other characters even though the author has clearly tried to make them colourful are delegated to the roles of extras Something else that annoyed me though this is a minor thing was the dialogue with Urs A person who struggles with a foreign language will use complex and specialist vocabulary in their native tongue – not simple words like yes and no which they would easily manage in the foreign language And yet that is what Urs does Apparently he doesn't know the Danish for “no” or “not bad” While Smilla who says she is “helpless in two or three other languages” uses highly specific German vocabulary like “Strafermäßigung” Finally the book makes many absolute statements that are far from convincing for example that “the important information always comes last” Gee judging by most newspaper articles I've ever read you'd think the opposite was the case There's one like that in the final paragraph “It's only what you do not understand that you can come to a conclusion about” Is this supposed to be some kind of Zen koan But then the very last sentence “There will be no conclusion” still makes no sense because there should be a conclusion as I still don't understand what this was supposed to be all aboutI see that some reviewers even those who didn't like it overall mention the excellent prose I can't agree While there was nothing wrong with it there also wasn't anything particularly impressive It was just serviceable Maybe the Danish original is full of unspeakable beauty but I doubt it Overall a huge disappointment It might have been fair enough at half the length but the way it went on and on aspiring to be epic while really not being epic at all was a big let down

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В навечерието на Коледа едно шестгодишно момченце пада от покрива на сграда в Копенхаген и умира Заключението на полицията е нещастен случай Но Смила Ясперсен – половин датчанка половин гренландка не е на това мнение Още повече че детето е изпитвало ужас от високото Израсналата в Гренландия Смила е спец?. Miss Smilla and her cast of characters were so uirky that after 100 pages I found all this uirk over the front of my shirt all over the dining table well I call it a dining table and stuck between the keys on my keyboard Had to get it out with a Swiss Army knife once it had dried Sent a sample off to the lab and the results came back two parts David Lynch three parts frankly unbelievable heroine three parts uninvolving plot which moves at the speed of an exhausted glacier As I thought

Peter Høeg È 7 Free read

Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sneя отведе по следите на кораб пътуващ към Арктика и прави разкрития които може да ѝ струват живота Необичайните пейзажи от Копенхаген до Гренландия завладяващият сюжет и силният образ на главната героиня превръщат този датски роман в едно от най емоционалните литературни приключения от последните годин?. After an initially over enthusiastic 5 stars which prompted consternation from some parties and then a too sober 3 stars I'm settling on four stars for this intelligent brooding minutely researched acutely observed thriller I think I wanted to give it five stars for two reasons I read some negative reviews on this very webpage and finding them idiotic wanted to vindicate this novel I also cannot get out of my head the image of the Swiss German cook Urs using a freshly baked burning hot loaf of bread as a weapon amazingSmilla is the protagonist half Danish half Greenlandic slipping through the cracks between both identities as she also slips through the cracks of her academic professional and social life She has a very keen perception and through the first person voice the narrative has this hypnotizing pattern of reporting the events of the story stepping immediately back from a particular event and moving inward to Smilla's abstract or general reflection and then moving back to the action of the story It is a cycle you can see playing out page after page and it is for the most part engrossing As the plot unfolds and new information comes in one knows and about Smilla as a person but mysteriously less and less about how she will act in the future The one knows about her life and her way of thinking the less one can predict what she will do and why she will do it In the end even she herself doesn't seem to know This epistemological paradox seems to be one of the major lessons of the book people that try to instrumentalize and exploit what they know inevitably do terrible things; people like Smilla who respect the limits of their knowledge well they end up being the victims of those other people Brilliantly detailed writing on Copenhagen on corporate capital ships and navigation glaciology parasitology non organic life there is a love for the most technical aspects of a system of knowledge in the face of the increasing inability of such systems to remain pure Much could be said if I'd written this review four months ago Highly recommended