Boyhood Island: My Struggle Book 3 by Karl Ove KnausgaardBoyhood Island: My Struggle Book 3 by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Boyhood Island: My Struggle Book 3

byKarl Ove KnausgaardTranslated byDon Bartlett

Paperback | September 9, 2014

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An autobiographical story of childhood and family from the international sensation and bestseller, Karl Ove Knausgaard.
     Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in the case of his cruel father.
     In the now infamously direct style of the My Struggle cycle, Knausgaard describes a time in which victories and defeats are felt keenly and every attempt at self-definition is frustrated. This is a book about family, memory and how we never become quite what we set out to be.
KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD's first novel, Out of the World, was the first ever debut novel to win The Norwegian Critics' Prize. His second novel, A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven, was widely acclaimed. A Death in the Family, the first instalment in the epic My Struggle cycle, was awarded the prestigious Brage Award and is being heralded a...
Title:Boyhood Island: My Struggle Book 3Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 1.1 inPublished:September 9, 2014Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099581493

ISBN - 13:9780099581499


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic as Usual If you're reading this you've probably already read the first two volumes of Knausgaard's 'My Struggle'. This book doesn't drop a beat and is incredible just like the first two. The novel gives a great depiction of what life was like for a child in Norway in the 70's and 80's, as well as the relationship with his father. Seeing how his father treated him as a child really made me want to go back and read 'A Death in the Family' again to experience it with new insight. My personal favourite is still 'A Man in Love', as it touched on so many themes and encounters which I found very impactful, but 'Boyhood Island' is nonetheless a fantastic book and well worth your time.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Great book! Gives you an impression of what life is like in Norway as a child. Karl Ove as a child does a little too much crying at times. Turn on the water works! I never knew a child who cried so much. Not exactly your regular cri de coeur. Love the parts where he talks about his parents; his brother Yngve; his admiration and awakening when it comes to the opposite sex; his deep love of the written word; and his love of music. Sometimes I couldn't put it down. At other times I was counting the pages. But overall a good, pleasant, enjoyable read.
Date published: 2015-11-13