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Smilla's Sense of Snow (aka Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow)
Smilla's Sense of Snow - aka Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Author: Peter Hoeg, Tina Nunnally (Translator)
She thinks more highly of snow and ice than she does of love.  She lives in a world of numbers, science and memories -- a dark, exotic stranger in a strange land.  And now Smilla Jaspersen is convinced she has uncovered a shattering crime... — ​It happened in the Copenhagen snow.  A six-year-old boy, a Greenlan...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385315142
ISBN-10: 0385315147
Publication Date: 10/1/1995
Pages: 469
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 79 ratings
Publisher: Delta/BantamDell/Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Leigh avatar reviewed Smilla's Sense of Snow (aka Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow) on + 377 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This one takes a lot of effort to read, as you'll no doubt stumble over the cumbersome translation. Perhaps that was what detracted so much from the story, as I could not make myself care about the characters or the plot. Hopefully, you'll have better luck.
reviewed Smilla's Sense of Snow (aka Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow) on + 242 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
One of the best books I've read this year. It's literate, unique, and has a fascinating heroine, Smilla. The only detriment are the several technical descriptions (ships, biology, construction of snow, etc.) which I felt could be cut down. But that's my opinion; another reader may enjoy these descriptions. The essential story is about a repressed woman who is determined to find out why her 11 year old neighbor was murdered. Even though the authorities state his death as an accident, Smilla can tell by looking at the tracks he made that he was murdered. Her pursuit of the truth leads to attempts on her life and eventually to a sea voyage where she gets the (surprising) answers she seeks. The movie is very good too.
ilovedale3 avatar reviewed Smilla's Sense of Snow (aka Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow) on + 524 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Though it probably has the potential to be a good mystery, I just couldn't get into it. Since it was originally written in another language, it may have just lost something in the translation.
kera108 avatar reviewed Smilla's Sense of Snow (aka Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow) on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Suspenseful and facinating. A Danish suspense novel in the vein of John Le Carré--A thriller with moral relevance and political insight.
ole-four-eyes avatar reviewed Smilla's Sense of Snow (aka Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow) on
Helpful Score: 3
Book really is a lot better than the film, and I liked the film.

Juxtaposing the sensibilities of Greenlander and Dane gives some depth to the suspense. Engaging narrative voice. If a book can be at once serious in tone and a light read, this is it.
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