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Hunger by Knut Hamsun (A dark book for darker days)

For December and the onset of winter, we're going to wallow in morbidity, melancholy and work ourselves up to a willful despondence by reading a thoroughly 'dark' book. See the poll, http://www.meetup.com/Amsterdam-Book-Club/polls/657882/, to vote for which one.

And the poll winner is:

Hunger by Knut Hamsun
"Hunger" is regarded as one of the major modernist novels, anticipating and influencing much fiction that was to follow, from Joyce to Kafka to Camus and Kelman. Set in Oslo, "Hunger" is a compelling journey into the mind of a young writer who is driven by starvation to constantly fluctuating extremes of euphoria and despair. It is a study of the psychological hinterlands - to the very edges of experience - where few writers have the courage to tread.


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