Why I recommend this — 5 years ago
No exaggeration to say this is one of the very best books I’ve ever read. It is written in a style I’ve never encountered before — where the fascinating inner dialog of the 3rd person protagonist rings so true to how I often think. This “conversation” actually makes you feel uncomfortable at times because of its stark frankness regarding the secrets we keep from everyone. I could not put this book down, literally, carrying it from room to room to porch to car…a masterpiece. And don’t forget Hamsun won the Nobel Prize in 1920. Sheer genius.