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review Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ñ Peter Høeg Peculiar set of rules by which every minute is regimented and controlled Soon they suspect they are guinea pigs in a bizarre social experiment and that their only hope of escape is to break through. When you have children you find out that you have so much to learn Not all of it makes sense at first One of the things I’ve had to learn was how to praise my child That if your child has climbed high up on top of something and she says ‘look at me’ you’re not supposed to say ‘oh how good you are’ but rather ‘oh look how high you’ve climbed’ You do this to praise the action not the child itself so the child doesn’t think it has to do such things to have value I thinkIn part this novel is about this About how we value each others how we evaluate children and students It’s about three children Peter Katarina and August Peter was orphaned at a very early age Katarine has lived through her parents’ suicides And August has been the offer of so much abuse that he finally snapped and killed his parents They all attend Biehl’s Academy an elite private school in Copenhagen but something’s not uite right All three have lost their parents and especially August are a troubled child A troubled child that doesn’t belong in this particular school So why is he therePeter and Katarina uickly discovers that there’s a plan with the school there’s a plan with the students accepted to the school with how the school is run Trouble is they don’t know what the plan is and they are not really allowed to talk with each other so they can figure it out It’s pretty clear that it’s some kind of social experiment some kind of attempt to prevent what you can call social darwinism The school wants to take all the children including the troubled ones and bring them up and into the light so to speak by enforcing a very strict discipline But if you choose a strict principle and stick to it no matter what the result can be devastating even though your intention was noble in the first place Especially in the school system if you forget that students are individuals and should be treated as such – and hitting children never do any goodOne of the things Peter and Katarina focuses on is the uestion of time How time changes depending on the situation you’re in The importance of pauses What lies between the lines How there’s never been made a watch that’s precise and what it does to you to have your entire life completely structured – and to be punished if you’re just a bit lateThis novel is slowly paced but then all of a sudden things happen Crazy painful jarring things that makes you stop and go back and read it again to see if you really read what you think you read And you did and your jaw drops – and then the novel resumes it’s slow even pace and things proceed nicely and uietly The chronology is also jumping from various points in the past to the present making you have to stay focused all the time I think that’s one of the reasons the slow pace works in this novel In it’s pacing I think it shows some of the points the narrator Peter makes about time How suddenly events happen that change the way we live in time the way we experience time When these violent events happens in the book you too are violently dragged into it and have to feel the immediacy of the action Just for a few sentences And then things slow down again and you can relax into the text once One of the things Peter wants to examine is if time moves faster when you’re not paying attention and I think the way Høeg wrote his book is an example of this When the jarring events occur time stops for a little while – you are forced to focus and pay attention and then you read one and time starts flowing by againOne thing I really love about this novel is the relationship between the grown Peter and his small daughter How he has a hard time relating to her because of the abuse he has suffered throughout his life the way the system failed him and he was too old before he had proper role models But together they find a common ground and she perhaps helps him most of all by just being a child being pure feeling and reaction She tries to bring order to her universe by listing all words she knows She doesn’t get time at first – no children do – so she tries to understand it through other subjects that she does know I think this relationship between father and daughter are beautifully rendered in it’s fragilityThe narrator in this book is named Peter Høeg the same as the author Every school and institution the narrator Peter Høeg talks about in his novel excluding Biehl’s Academy are real and Peter Høeg has stated that the novel was the most autobiographical of his works at that point When it was published it was taken as an attack on the Danish school system from a man who had experienced the worst of it himself But later Peter Høeg reveals that the adoptive parents in the novel are in fact his real parents that the only autobiographical elements in the book are his first and last name his year of birth and his parents Which means that the novel is about him – but at the same time that it’s not necessarily about him at all Peter Høeg has never lived anywhere else than with his biological parents Even though he claimed in interviews that where the institutions were real the events taking place were also real But with the case of the fictive Peter Høeg getting punished by having his head stuck down in a toilet that did happen – just not to him – and so onThe things that did happen are instead the things that take place on the fictive school Biehl’s Academy is called Bordings Friskole in the real world and here the author went to school for nine years – and how the teachers hit the students on a regular basis and that Peter was kicked out of school at age 16 is true – among other thingsThis means that this book is a blur between fiction and reality There used to be a sort of agreement between readers and authors that either everything in a novel was true or else it was false fiction This agreement is no longer in existence Now authors take parts of their life or others’ lives and use it as they see fit In Denmark we have seen several examples of this And it seem to make some people angry – on the point of law suits and of people being persecuted in the medias loosing their jobs etc Peter Høeg does it in this novel – other examples are Knud Romer’s novel Den Som Blinker Er Bange For Døden and Jørgen Leth Det uperfekte menneske apparently neither of these has been translated to EnglishFor me I love this play on reality I think that this challenges the novel and explores the possibilities of combining fiction and reality in ways that we have never seen before It doesn’t diminish the worth of the novel in any way Rather it’s the authors’s attempt to express themselves and their creativity and vision in ways they see fit And Peter Høeg does this so very well in De måske egnede which by the way is a much appropriate title than the English Borderliners since the Danish title plays on Darwin’s expression of ‘survival of the fittest’

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De måske egnede Free download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Strange things are happening at Biehl's Academy when this elite school opens its doors to a group of orphans and reform school rejects kids at the end of the system's tether The school is run by a peculiar set of rules by which every minute is regimented and contr A dangerous threshold of time and space Peter Høeg's brilliant and dystopian Borderliners is a uniuely philosophical thriller Boston Sunday Globe and a haunting story of childhood travail and hop. It is hard to describe the strangeness of this book I'd call it the uncanny of the every day but it is not uite that Someone else said it haunts them and this is the case for me It's precise and graceful and spooky A beautiful book

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De måske egnedeStrange things are happening at Biehl's Academy when this elite school opens its doors to a group of orphans and reform school rejects kids at the end of the system's tether The school is run by a. Peter HoegOnce you have realized that there is no objective external world to be found that what you know is only a filtered and processed version then it is only a short step to the thought that in that case other people too are nothing but a processed shadowThis is the experiment There is no objective reality Whatever we see is edited by our senses what we see is nothing but our perception of it The world exists because we are looking at it And even other people aren't real they are edited versions as perceived by faulty senses And if that isn't realwell then we can look at people as playthings objects to be molded into a fashion and for a purpose which also isn't real but fun to play withAnd that opens the door to the darkness to where the monsters come out to fashion human beings into building blocks that can be manipulated in economic and political fashions towards anything that satisfies the monster's lust for power Nothing is real anyway We are all eual in our unreality and so the world turns grey emotions are plasticized versions of whatever ideas we are fed passion is purely a chemical reaction there is no such thing as free will and out there in the real world buildings rise up and are built of bare concrete also grey; economies are but massive chronological machines of human production and life and death are meaningless They aren't real either And if you think this is allegory or a fairy tale take a look at world history Marxism Communism Totalitarianism Fascism the monsters eagerly embrace the experiment and we have only to look at the their results to know the truth of it But much benign versions exist as well some not so easily recognizable perhaps smaller stepping stones mixed economies and social democracies towards the same end government plantations if you will Hoeg in Borderliners explores the one essential step towards mollifying the masses to prepare them to accept the experiment our youth our educational system where it all begins In short control human beings by controlling space and time The story takes place in Copenhagen's private schools and boarding schools But it could just as easily have been placed just North in Sweden long believed to be the one successful implementation of a social welfare system If you've read Stieg Larsson's condemnation of Sweden's social policies if you've read Mankell or Nesbo or just about any Scandinavian crime writer than you will be aware that the world is slowly opening its eyes as to these outright fallacies as to this idealistic view we have towards Scandinavia The cracks have appeared in the wall and monsters are slipping throughHigh Suicide rates social experiments on children castration uncontrolled immigration and asylum policies and a resultant rise in crime Alva Myrdal nobel peace prize winner whose name was further tarnished in 1997 when the journalist Maciej Zaremba exposed the darkness at the core of her book from 1934 Crisis in the Population uestion—which she co authored with her husband It is widely recognized as the founding document of the Swedish welfare state her son publicly condemned Alva her for his upbringing and of course the assassination of prime minister Olaf Palmer Swedish version of the JFK assassinationall represent a definitive break with naiveteHoeg's story is about the borderliners three children in particular borderliners are children who do not fit into the mold as prescribed by population policies To re engage them into society to assimilate them the children are placed in a private boarding school run by a man named Biehl There the secret experiment is unleashed upon themThe experiment consists of bringing into the fold borderliners and does so by controlling a child's sense of space and time Space is where you are at any one time strictly regulated by the school and violated by our borderliners as part of their own counter experiment Time is either linear or circular and by assigning linear time to every activity in the school and circular time to the space students are in at any time the mind has no time to speculate to wonder to innovate anything Life becomes a monotonous droll existence seemingly one of complete determinism Of course to my mind the error Hoeg makes is to imply via our narrator that the solution towards which the borderliners wrestle is different from the school's experiment being conducted In reality we know this is circular thinking The solution to the experiment to these three children is to take the experiment one step further With a nod to Edgar Allen Poe the pair of ravens that symbolize the school's emblem also symbolize the book's very dark centerAnd here I'll unleash my criticism of the book Hoeg unlike Smilla's Sense of Snow which I loved does not seem to be able to decide between writing this as a novel or a memoir It is widely acknowledged that Borderliners is part autobiographical The narrator in the book in fact is adopted by a family named Hoeg On the one hand we have long convoluted dissertations on the notions of time and space interspersed with philosophical Kantian musings followed by fledgling plot elements that are constantly broken by the stream of consciousness style You may be interested in both notions or only one but in my opinion Hoeg fails in writing one cohesive novel as a result I am giving this book 3 stars for those reasons