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Karl Ove Knausgård

4.15 of 5 Votes: 5
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male
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Books by Karl Ove Knausgård
A Time for Everything (2004)
language
English
4.07 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The re-telling of the Cain and Able and Noah stories are invaluable. The rest is often hard to get through. I read the first two Min Kamp books first so I saw a lot of the island story at the end in this framework although I know it apparently links back to Knausgaard's first nov...
Min kamp 4 (2009)
language
English
series
4.1 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: "Ik had altijd al van het donker gehouden. Toen ik klein was, was ik er bang voor als ik alleen was, maar als ik samen was met anderen, vond ik het heerlijk, het donker en de metamorfose van de wereld waar het voor stond. Rondhollen in het bos of tussen de huizen in het donker wa...
Boyhood Island (2008)
language
English
series
4.12 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Knausgaard has already won me over. The first book was great, the second completely mesmerized me. Still, I was apprehensive at best about Boyhood, thinking that the topic would veer too close to the less fascinating themes of the first volume rather than the second. I should not...
My Struggle: Book Two: A Man in Love (2009)
language
English
series
4.35 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Wat een ontdekking deze schrijver. Prachtige zinnen, zonder opsmuk en schaamteloos. "Ik sloeg de krant dicht en we praatten, het liep goed af, dat kleine zwarte vlekje in mijn hart was nauwelijks merkbaar, de vage wens om alleen te zijn en rustig te lezen zonder dat iemand iets v...
Min kamp 1 (2009)
language
English
series
4.09 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: There's not a lot I can say about this book that hasn't been said or written somewhere else. So I'll just say that, while reading it, I enjoyed all those moments when my youngest daughter (she's 7) walked into the room, saw the cover of the book I was reading, and bellowed, "MY S...
Min kamp 2 (2009)
language
English
series
4.35 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: More of everyday life with Karl Ove, his long-suffering girlfriend, and their growing family, living in Stockholm, in the present day. Knausgaard writes essays in the middle of his meandering recording of everything he does every day: making dinner for his family, doing the dish...
Min kamp 3 (2008)
language
English
series
4.12 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Hot on the heels of reading volume 2, I pitched into reading the third volume - 'Boyhood island'. This time it goes far back in time and covers Knausgaard's childhood and early teen years. His father once again looms large and frankly he's a bit of a monster. Not abusive as such ...
En Tid For Alt (2004)
language
English
4.07 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: When I finished the first section of the book I was oscillating between 3 or 4 stars. After finishing the Coda I was oscillating between 4 or 5 stars. It just brought everything into context of the book being a piece of fiction. Prior to the Coda I was looking for the narrator of...
A Time To Every Purpose Under Heaven (2004)
language
English
4.07 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: A very ambitious novel - not all the parts are completely successful nor is it entirely coherent as a whole, but a stimulating attempt to do something very different to the usual novel. The key framing device is a treatise on angels written by a (fictional) 16th Century Italian, ...
Zoon (2008)
language
English
series
4.12 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I did enjoy "Boyhood Island" but not the same way I loved "A Man in Love".In many ways it was a good reminder of what growing up in small town/rural area pre-internet was like, very much like my own childhood lots of unsupervised playing outside, the imamgination was the limit an...
Taisteluni - Kolmas kirja (2008)
language
English
series
4.12 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I don't know what it is about Knausgaard that keeps me reading through page after page of very "normal", ordinary stuff, but he does it and I love it. This third book was supposed to be less intense than the previous two, but I enjoyed it equally, if not more than the others. Per...
A Man in Love (2009)
language
English
series
4.35 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I enjoyed this but did prefer the first volume, which was discomfiting in a different way. Here I feel I have some clandestine, happenstance background knowledge that he will become frustrated and may break up with Linda in time -- the wandering eye to come --, even as I am read...
Lieben (2009)
language
English
series
4.35 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Continuing with the Book 2, I caught myself at a sole interest, which I feel towards it's content: purely anthropological and sociological one. I am curious how do they live out there, in Scandinavia; how this schizoid guy manages his life; where his struggle leads and will it al...
My Struggle Volume 2 (2000)
language
English
series
4.35 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I liked this a bit better than the first volume, although it is less intense and perhaps less memorable. It is certainly less difficult to read, I imagine, for his friends and family. He does not really explain his apparently sudden decision to leave his first wife and country an...
Vader (2009)
language
English
series
4.1 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Boyhood. Blue Is The Warmest Color. Satantango. These types of stories that lag on for hours while seemingly telling vital stories of miniature details. Brilliance that exists by having an editor apply a light if not invisible touch. So here's the book I'm told to have an opinion...
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