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Ellen H. (eeeee) reviewed Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow (aka Smilla's Sense of Snow) on
Helpful Score: 2
Since joining PBS, this is one of the few books that I've loved enough to keep rather than trade. Not only is the mystery compelling, the prose is engrossing and the details of life in Denmark and Greenland are interesting. I had seen the movie of this years ago and liked it pretty well; the book, of course, is a million times better. Highly recommended.
This was a Time Magazine Book of the Year and winner of the Crime Writer's Association Silver Dagger Award.
I've not had a chance to read this yet but this is from the back of the book:
"One winter evening the neighbor's six year old boy falls to his death from the apartment roof in Copenhagen. Accidental death, say the police. But Smilla Jaspersen, a resourceful, tenacious and bloody-minded Greenlander, knows the boy well; moreover she has a feeling for snow--and those last footprints tell her a tale...Her investigation starts in Denmark and leads to the Artic ice cap as Smilla doggedly homes in on her quarry."