Borderliners: A Novel [Peter Høeg] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. National Bestseller Strange things are happening at Biehl’s Academy. Peter Høeg is a bestselling Danish writer who achieved great of my all-time favourite books, Borderliners, and I returned to it recently to see if. Peter Hoeg’s fourth work of fiction, BORDERLINERS, is set at an elite private school near Copenhagen in the early ‘s where three social outsiders.

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The narrative flows back and forth as we witness his days in this school and learn gradually of his past.


To re-engage them into society, to assimilate them the children are placed in a private boarding school run by a man named Biehl. It seems that many people toy with solipsism in their teenage years.

So it seemed a very strange book. It is not long before the children realise they are borderliiners of an experiment initiated by the school.

Not all of it hkeg sense at first. I loved this book, it was deeply enthralling and beautifully poetic. That, fundamentally, man is alone. And August has been the offer of so much abuse that he finally snapped and killed his parents.

This one in particular felt effortless in the way he continuously jumped around in the story line, and yet it wasn’t confusing, it just felt like a friend confiding their life’s story to borderlineds.

He shows, in this book, the horrors of rationalizing everything, of judging, of measuring, and of discipline. I read A History of Danish dream and I found it excellent.


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The teatise on ‘time’ towards the end is very bald but succinct; accurate too. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Rhett September 18, At 14, after years of unhappily drifting through the institutional system, Peter and several other borderliners are given one last chance when they are transferred to an exclusive private school where, unknown to them, they have been sent in order to be guinea pigs in a secret government experiment where troubled students are integrated with regular, privileged students.

And that, when one let go of it, that moment was very significant. He grabbed hold of the outer two on his left hand, but did not get a chance to break them. You need to be understood — not categorised.

Crazy, painful, jarring things that makes you stop and go back and read it again to see if you really read what norderliners think you read. Both books reminded me of my own schooldays, but Borderliners impressed me by how regimented it was, far more than any school I attended in the s — especially the lengths they went to to stop pupils talking to each other or having friends, with never-ending surveillance.

For other uses, see Borderline. He has been in various orphanages and reform schools, but he begins his story while in an academy run by a man named Biehl. And that opens the door to the darkness, to where the monsters come out to fashion human beings into building blocks that can be borderlners in economic and political fashions, towards anything that satisfies the monster’s lust for power. I have to read it again.


Borderliners by Peter Høeg

You need to be seen not judged. And it can become tyrannical in its application, appropriation rather, by those who in attempting the impossible, for time is being itself, in trying to isolate through the utter limitations of human senses and reason a diagramitical concept of time beinga stability, a certainty, a dead thing, suffer it upon children and the world.

What did I know about Denmark? The style is beautiful in its apparent simplicity. Peter’s experiment continues Strange book. One answer was “time is what keeps everything from happening at once” which then reminded me of a line in a Terry Pratchett novel — brownie points to the first person that can tell me which one — The days went by one by one. Soon, they suspect they are guinea borderlinesr in a bizarre social experiment and that their only hope of escape is borderloners break through a dangerous threshold of time and space.

The beginning is utterly confusing; mainly because a lot of the foreshadowing comes too early to be processed.

Borderliners by Peter Høeg

They aren’t real either. As always, Peter Hoeg gives the reader a lot to ponder. Time is what is used to control him, regulate him, stop him thinking. The solution to the experiment, to these three children, is to take the experiment one step further.