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Mysteries by Knut Hamsun
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Nov 25, 11

it was ok
Read in November, 2011

It's a mystery to me why this book has such a high rating. I found it unrealistic and unengaging. It was hard to relate to the main character or anyone else. Someone once criticised Kerouac's writing for being typing but Kerouac had soul. This is typing without soul. It's just an incoherent rambling for a couple hundred pages. Hamsun has been quoted so many times by reknowned people so I kept plodding on with this drivel thinking I must be missing something. But there comes a point where you have to admit to yourself, look this ain't going anywhere and I ain't enjoying it. So you bin it.

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Peter Herrmann My sentiments, totally. PeteWestHartford

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