A Death in the Family: My Struggle, Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Ah, how to describe this book. Knausgaard is a joyless Norwegian who writes with piercing honesty (no filter!) and excruciating detail about his life. For example, he gives you every detailed step of how he makes a cup of coffee. But amongst all the tedium there is some beautiful, insightful writing – like his feelings as a teenager, and his observation about time and place. When I finished the book, I had a lot of unanswered questions. Also, I felt like I had helped cleaned his deceased father’s house. I can’t say that about any other book I’ve ever read.

Gwenamon says: My friend summed it up best – it’s strangely compelling

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bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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One Response to A Death in the Family: My Struggle, Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard

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