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dull life was never more compelling,
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This review is from: A Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1 (Knausgaard) (Paperback)
What makes this book so riveting - and it is - is fascinating in itself. The descriptions can seem sometimes mundane to the point of absurdity (how long can anyone talk about cleaning?). They are also sometimes poetic, mind you. But the author's life is at once so unremarkable yet underlain with tension like piano wire, and it is an extraordinary achievement. Captivating - but why?