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Hunger by Knut Hamsun
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Jan 29, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: 1001books, sidebar-gifts

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

January 29, 2010 – Shelved
January 29, 2010 – Shelved as: 1001books
March 12, 2012 –
page 65
26.86% "Starting Part Two. What an incredible read!!"
March 12, 2012 –
page 117
48.35% "Part Three. Such a gut-wrenching read! Feel extremely guilty about stopping to grab lunch!"
March 14, 2012 –
page 187
77.27% "Part Four. Very sad that this book will be coming to an end soon. *sniff sniff*"
Started Reading
March 15, 2012 –
page 240
99.17% "Review coming soon."
March 15, 2012 – Finished Reading
December 2, 2014 – Shelved as: sidebar-gifts

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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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