By Peter Høeg
Nationwide Bestseller Strange issues are taking place at Biehl's Academy while this elite college opens its doorways to a bunch of orphans and reform-school rejects, young ones on the finish of the system's tether. however the college is administered by means of a weird algorithm through which each minute is regimented and regulated. the kids quickly suspect that they're guinea pigs in a weird and wonderful social scan, and that their in basic terms desire of break out is to wreck via a perilous threshold of time and area. Peter H?eg's "brilliant" and dystopian Borderliners is a "uniquely philosophical mystery" (Boston Sunday Globe) and a haunting tale of adolescence travail and desire.
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She asked what he would have said to that. There had been a case at the school a year earlier. had allegedly sustained a hearing impairment after being punished by Biehl. It was never proved that the two things had anything to do with each other, but on that occasion Biehl was under such pressure that he was brought very close to an explanation. He had said that the school, as far as was possible, respected the ban on corporal punishment generally in force in Danish primary schools, but, in his experience, a cuff around the ear had never done anyone any harm.
In the ordinary time, that of a watch, one understands certain, specific things. When one lets go of time one understands certain other things. This was the alternative illness offered. When something important was happening, one could let go, and achieve a rich moment, full of understanding. It is like moving in on a black hole. If one gets too close, one gets sucked in. But if one comes up alongside it, there is understanding. While we were still on our way to the office, the thought occurred that we ought to be able to use this, to get something in return.
She developed a scientific theory,? said Katarina. Why scientific? This was the first time I heard that word used about a thought that an ordinary person had had. Why was it important that the theory was scientific, for her mother, and after that for Katarina, and after that for me and August? Maybe there are only two kinds of question in the world. The kind they ask in school, where the answer is known in advance; asked not so that anyone will be any the wiser but for other reasons. And then the others, those in the laboratory.
Borderliners by Peter Høeg