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A dangerous threshold of time and space Peter Høeg's brilliant and dystopian Borderliners is a uniuely philosophical thriller Boston Sunday Globe and a haunting story of childhood travail and hop I'd liked Smilla's Sense of Snow so thought I'd try Hoeg's next book Dark and frightening it is the fictional tale although there are big hints of autobiography of Peter without parents in and out of various Danish schools for children in abnormal circumstances without families without supposed normal intelligence Turns out that Biehl's Academy where time and space are clearly defined and monitored is actually part of a Big Deal to weed out darknessabnormality in humanity Peter is close only to August and Katarina and they plot their escape and revenge on the academy with mixed resultsMuch ado too about time its nature and scope and philosophers' take on time from Newton and Kant to Einstein Linear or circular or something else? Or combined? Hoeg also muses on the curious fate of mankind and likens it to a spider's web Spiders have few sensory attachments but they build webs suited to their ability to care for them unlike human counterparts Provocative analogy and metaphor

ePub De måske egnede

De måske egnedeStrange things are happening at Biehl's Academy when this elite school opens its doors to a group of orphans and reform school rejects kids at the end of the system's tether The school is run by a Ever since I read Smilla's Sense of Snow years ago I wanted to read by this author but none of his books were available at my local library in those days Last year I treated myself to plenty of online buying of used books and this was one of uite a few Peter Høeg titles I purchased It is not an easy book to read The style is complex and a little confusing with the narrator using 'I' 'you' and 'one' interchangeably but always meaning 'I' Once you adapt to that the reading gets easier but the theme is still deep dark and challenging The narrator is a young orphan a ward of the Danish state for his entire thirteen or so years He has been in various orphanages and reform schools but he begins his story while in an academy run by a man named Biehl The narrative flows back and forth as we witness his days in this school and learn gradually of his past We meet Katarina and August who will become important to him and are the catalysts for everything that happens next And we learn about the borderliners the children who cannot be classified as A or B but are hovering in between two standard labels How do they see the world? The book is riveting but I will need to reread to fully 'get it' especially the final chapters which discuss the narrator's theories of time and how Man perceivesexperiences it That may sound like a topic completely out of left field for this story but trust me it is uite relevant and helps to explain a great dealOverall a dramatically intense book that for me will be better understood the second time around I hope

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kindle ´ De måske egnede Ù 256 pages ✓ Strange things are happening at Biehl's Academy when this elite school opens its doors to a group of orphans and reform school rejects kids at the end of the system's tether The school is run by a peculiar set of rules by which every minute is regimented and controlled Soon they suspect thePeculiar set of rules by which every minute is regimented and controlled Soon they suspect they are guinea pigs in a bizarre social experiment and that their only hope of escape is to break through Nearly finished Enjoying most of all the peculiar leakage between moments in the textual flow which disturbs any idea of a neat linear process The novel is about the tyranny of time and has some aphoristic points to make as would any writer dealing with time as content Neatly done A flatness of delivery possibly reverberating with the emotional numbness which affects each character in different ways then standing out here and there an image or a sentence or two of vivid clarityThe teatise on 'time' towards the end is very bald but succinct; accurate too I wonder whether the intention of the 'theory' was to present an exemplar of how coherence itself is not to be trusted since although the narrator 'knows his stuff' and shown himself capable of some philosophical analysis he concludes that in life all such theories are capable of cocurrence The point seems to be that human evil can unintentionally arise from strict adherence one may say aanologous to a punctillious punctuality to any system or paradigm as a way of netting humanity Certainly this rather lovely novel celebrates despite its darkness the light of love which howsoever fragile is steady state and 'eternal' than the wreckages as manifested in the downfall of the particular educational conspiracy describe din the book How often we come across the rhetoric of those in power acting with certainty and with an imperious motivation of bringing the inferior people to 'the light'So elouent So well intentioned But still somehow totally unrelated to what really happened As though they have had a wonderful visionary theory about time and children and fellowshipAnd then strictly isolated from the theory have been the actions they have carried out Time is a problem for us all perhaps the problem And it can become tyrannical in its application appropriation rather by those who in attempting the impossible for time is being itself in trying to isolate through the utter limitations of human senses and reason a diagramitical concept of time being a stability a certainty a dead thing suffer it upon children and the world