Vader by Karl Ove Knausgård

Karl Ove Knausgård

445 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

nonfiction autobiography emotional reflective sad slow-paced


In this utterly remarkable novel Karl Ove Knausgaard writes with painful honesty about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his distant and unpredictable...

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reflective 90%
emotional 77%
sad 53%
dark 51%
challenging 31%
tense 17%
funny 13%
inspiring 6%
adventurous 5%
hopeful 4%
informative 4%
relaxing 2%


slow 69%
medium 28%
fast 1%

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