Smillas sense of snow was one of those books that has stuck with me. Smillas sense of snow is a beautifully written novel that uses the crimethriller aspect as a vessel for other contemplations. The 1997 movie starred julia ormond, gabriel byrne, robert loggia and richard harris. Froken smillas fornemmelse for sne is a 1992 novel by danish author peter hoeg. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Its challenging because the main character, smilla, resists every attempt that the reader makes to like her. Discuss other books you feel are comparable to smillas sense of snow. Smillas sense of snow is a vast and challenging book.
The story finally leaves credibility behind as it sails off to the frozen north. Smilla jaspersen, half danish, half greenlander, attempts to understand the death of a small boy who falls from the roof of her apartment building. Smillas sense for snow dvd film kob billigt her gucca. Does the book include elements of any other genres. Smilla qaavigaaq jaspersen, smillas sense of snow, by peter hoeg. With smillas sense of snow, his american debut following two previous books, the danish novelist peter hoeg finds his own uncommon vein in narrative. Smilla, a half inuit who lives in the building and knows the boy, looks into it. The very short first chapter locates the scene in a greenlanders cemetery during the funeral for isaiah, a young inuit boy, killed by falling from the roof of a warehouse. The language varies from being impeccably moving and poetic to dark and brutal without leaving a sense of disconnection. An important role in the first part of the book is played by a linguist who has a thorough knowledge of the various inuit languages and dialects, as well. Smillas sense of snow dvd 1997 region 1 us import ntsc. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading smillas sense of snow. Smillas sense of snow 1997 watch online movie free on. Scenes from the film were shot in copenhagen and western greenland.
It was translated into english by tiina nunnally credited as f. Miss smillas feeling for snow published in america as smillas sense of snow danish. Get book recommendations, fiction, poetry, and dispatches from the. It was met with quite a bit of critical and popular acclaim, even winning the crime writers association silver dagger award in 1992. Smillas sense of snow opens in copenhagen, denmark, the city alluded to in the section title. With julia ormond, jens jorgen fleischer, agga olsen, patrick field.204 926 575 1129 274 1116 876 22 176 1523 1338 464 830 817 1373 1174 702 210 750 733 277 1043 491 946 622 1449 454 957 1324 785 1361 779 1428 393 465 705 641 727 8 1205 205 581 1276 1198 17