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Hunger by Knut Hamsun
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Dec 02, 14

it was amazing
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Read in March, 2012

The blurb on the front of my book calls Hunger "one of the most disturbing novels in existence." I couldn't agree more. The unnamed narrator walks around the city, very poor and starving, yet not wanting to elicit pity from those around him. Maybe his pride did keep him from having many warm meals or dry lodging, but I suppose not many people would feel very comfortable having other people look down on them. When you don't have anything, perhaps pride is the one thing you can have in spades. Well, I will definitely not be taking for granted the meals in my stomach, the clothes on my back, or the bed I snuggle into at night.
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Reading Progress

03/12/2012 page 65
27.0% "Starting Part Two. What an incredible read!!"
03/12/2012 page 117
49.0% "Part Three. Such a gut-wrenching read! Feel extremely guilty about stopping to grab lunch!" 3 comments
03/14/2012 page 187
78.0% "Part Four. Very sad that this book will be coming to an end soon. *sniff sniff*"
03/15/2012 page 240
100.0% "Review coming soon."

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message 1: by Julia (new)

Julia Grundling wow - a 5 star!! it looks interesting, but i stay clear from too depressing at the moment ... :)

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