Forethoughts: Shallow Soil by Knut Hamsun

Having now come to the end of the first novel I was reading for my Totally Knut reading project, it's time to move on to the second - Shallow Soil (Ny Jord), the fourth of Hamsun’s novels to be published, in the autumn of 1893 [1. I’m having to skip … [Read more...]

Afterthoughts: Mysteries by Knut Hamsun

In a Nutshell: Dense and somewhat odd, Mysteries is a novel best suited to the more patient and thoughtful reader. Perseverance with this one can bring reward however, as Mysteries emerges as one of those few novels which has the ability to change a … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: Mysteries by Knut Hamsun

Note: My afterthoughts for this novel have now been posted. And so dear reader I finally bring myself to the reading project I set up for myself in September of last year (2009). The project, christened Totally Knut, will see me chronologically … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Hamsun’s Ring

Hamsun's Ring, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. Those who follow RobAroundBooks may remember Totally Knut, my biggest reading project that never was last year. Despite careful and meticulous planning of the entire project - which was being … [Read more...]

Introducing my ‘Totally Knut’ reading project

On this 150th anniversary year of the birth of Knut Hamsun, it gives me great pleasure to present to you my latest and greatest (to date) reading project, called Totally Knut. It was a little over a year ago that I began reading one of the most … [Read more...]