Borderliners: A Novel [Peter Høeg] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. National Bestseller Strange things are happening at Biehl’s Academy. Peter Høeg is a bestselling Danish writer who achieved great of my all-time favourite books, Borderliners, and I returned to it recently to see if. Peter Hoeg’s fourth work of fiction, BORDERLINERS, is set at an elite private school near Copenhagen in the early ‘s where three social outsiders.

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During my second read, since I knew what to expect or what not to expect and I was no longer confused, the many positive points of this novel came through. Simpelweg een vreemd boek. Tho’ i read it years ago, I was mesmerized by this story and haven’t forgotten its emotional impact although the details have faded.

But now I will. He has remained vividly in my head ever since first reading this book. He has a really unusual view of the world, but accessible and I found myself agreeing with a lot of his points. It was not in her own words, it was a quote straight out of Binet-Simon.

What do I remember about the s? All three have lost their parents and especially August are a troubled child. And if that isn’t real Peter Hoeg’s style is simple and yet very deep. Likewise, the principal remains an enigmatic character, often talked about, but rarely ever seen, who lives, aloof and God-like, in the penthouse of one of the school buildings. Be the first to discover new talent! Peter and his two friends understand this drastic idealism as an attempt to eradicate otherness.


Some of these adults are misfits, teetering on the border of mental illness. How those on the borderline can survive or be lost to us.

Please provide an email address. There, the secret experiment is unleashed upon them. Peter’s experiment continues Strange book. Hoeg doesn’t use much detailed descriptions, and the flow seems to be mostly guided by the narrator’s stream of consciousness.

When it was published, it was taken as an attack on the Danish school system from a man who had experienced the worst of it himself. Plot This is the story of Peter, Katarina and August — three damaged children in an experimental school in Copenhagen in the s.

And the children, in turn, must learn whatever skills of deviousness and cunning they can in order to protect themselves. I remember being so unexpectedly moved at one point that I had to put the book down. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I like the idea of taking poetry into everyday places with a personal touch. In Denmark, we have seen several examples of this.

The past and the present become a mirror of each other: Provocative analogy and metaphor. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. You need to be seen not judged.

Or is it both? It is on my list though…. At one lovely and memorable moment, for instance, a character remembers, “That kiss was everything — it was everything. Verwacht je niet aan wat er op de achterflap omschreven staat, het boek gaat dan wel over probleemjongeren die opgenomen worden in het normaal onderwijs, je komt er vrij weinig over te weten. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


You are very good at pointing out the main ideas in such a hofg book.

Borderliners by Peter Høeg

Dec 04, Stephanie “Jedigal” borcerliners it really liked it. This one sounds just as fascinating…. Oheg this would not have fitted in well with the other problems. Aug 17, Harry rated it liked it Shelves: Life becomes a monotonous, droll existence seemingly one of complete determinism. What Hoeg is talking about is how we judge, categorise and label people.

Near the end the is a soliloqy on time that ties in language and relationships. In a concentration camp people are locked away and for the most part forgotten about.


The chronology is also jumping from various points in the past to the present, making you have to stay focused all the time. It seems that many people toy with solipsism in their teenage years.

How do they see the world? How many different ways can children be abused?