Book Review- Hunger by Knut Hamsun

Hunger has been on my “to-read” list for a long time. Written in first person, this is a story of an unconventional and eccentric guy who struggles to make ends meet by writing. For the most part of the story he struggles with hunger and strives to find food to sustain. More importantly, I think he strives for acceptance. What I liked the best about the book are the mood swings he undergoes; at times optimistic, mostly depressed, and sometimes even suicidal. They were brilliantly captured. This is a short book (translated by George Egerton) of 176 pages. This is a very well-crafted, emotional and poignant story that grips the reader.


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