Smilla's Sense of Snow

Smilla's Sense of Snow

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Smilla Jaspersen befriends her neighbor, a six-year ld boy who appears to be neglected, but when he dies in what is termed a tragic accident, Smilla begins to suspect that he was murdered.
Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2012, c1993.
Edition: 20th Anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9780385315142
0385315147
9781250002556
Call Number: HOEG
Characteristics: 469 p. : maps, port. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.
Copenhagen (Denmark) -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- Denmark -- Copenhagen -- Fiction.
Additional Contributors: Nunnally, Tiina 1952-

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asteraurora
Aug 18, 2015

Absorbing, intricate plot with fascinating detail of the Greenland Inuit culture and the impact of colonization by Denmark.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 30, 2014

Hoeg's half-Inuk heroine, Smilla, solves a complex and exciting case set in Denmark and Greenland.

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Lavenderseas
Mar 29, 2013

Love this book! Great read

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DssrtFirst
Mar 28, 2013

Interesting mystery/thriller with a strong female protagonist. Reminded me of Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy, but not as good.

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Poodles
Jul 11, 2012

The protagonist, Smilla, is a transplant from Greenland living in Denmark investigating the death of a little boy in her building. I felt the author purposely disconnect the reader from the story line and from the protagonist in order to mirror Smilla's own sense of disconnect and otherness towards Danish society. This was further emphasized because the book is a translation.

It is clearly a smart and well written literary thriller, but I do not feel that I was immersed in the story, instead I was only granted access to the sidelines.

If you like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo you may enjoy Smilla's Sense of Snow.

rdrlady Dec 10, 2010

Very interesting and complex heroine.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

Smilla Qaavigaaq Jaspersen is part Inuit who lives in Copenhagen and refuses to fit in. When her only friend, a six year old neighbour, dies, she decides to investigate using her stubbornness and her vast knowledge of snow.

FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

Smilla Qaavigaaq Jaspersen is part Inuit who lives in Copenhagen and refuses to fit in. When her only friend, a six year old neighbour, dies, she decides to investigate using her stubbornness and her vast knowledge of snow.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

The 1997 film based on this novel stars Julia Ormond and was directed by Billie August.

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