Peter Høeg | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Peter Høeg.
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SOURCE: "Prisoners of Time," in Maclean's, Vol. 108, No. 8, February 20, 1995, pp. 66-7.

In the following review of Borderliners, Underwood praises Høeg's storyline but finds his discourse regarding the nature of time an encumbrance to the narrative.

When Peter Hoeg's novel Smilla's Sense of Snow was released in 1993, it caused a sensation, garnering rave reviews and residing on best-seller lists for months. It deserved the acclaim. The third novel by Danish author Peter Hoeg—and the first to be translated into English—Smilla was a gripping thriller that took its intellectual, emotionally cool heroine on a mysterious journey from the wind and snow of Copenhagen to the glaciers off Greenland in search of answers to a six-year-old boy's death. In Hoeg's latest novel, Borderliners, the setting is once again Copenhagen. But while snow was the motif that ran through Smilla, the new book is permeated with—and at times...

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