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I really wanted to like the book, after enjoying Smilla so much.
And what's more, the plot seems to veer off-course time and again, and often characters are so poorly sketched that I couldn't keep track of who was whom.
The dialogue is rife with pithy cryptic statements that make no sense, and the descriptions often contain words that don't fit the context.
This is a complex book to read. It took me some time to understand how it was constructed and I would have benefited from a better knowledge of Bach's work, as well as other... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Ramona A. Hill
Peter Høeg has finally recaptured the magic that made the world fall in love with "Miss Smilla". Read morePublished 6 months ago by flexx
Kasper Krone has spent his whole life in the circus making adults and children laugh with his antics both in the ring and on television across the world. But he's not just a clown. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Oliver Twist
I was lost and never could get into this book. I don't know if everything was lost in translation or if it really was just words on a page.Published 12 months ago by @TLDougherty
It started out slow and it took a while for me to get into the story. once in, it was very good. I think the writing style, maybe due to translation, took getting used to.Published 20 months ago by Brian Thompson
"The problem with anger at God is it is impossible to go higher in the system to complain." I may be paraphrasing the translation. Love him.Published 23 months ago by Scott
The Quiet Girl by Peter Hoeg. Based on reviews in the newspapers and across the internet, this sounded like an excellent, intriguing read, and for the first two hundred pages, it... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Misha
Like some other readers, I found this book quirky and a bit confusing at first. However, the book drew me in and I did not want to put it down. Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by INTRIGUED READER
Yes, I agree that it isn't easy to follow always, but it is like poetry you have to really listen and then
you become transported. Read more