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Reviews

  • Knausgaard retains the ability to lock you, as if in a tractor beam, into his storytelling... Knausgaard is among the finest writers alive.

    Dwight Garner, New York Times
  • Grippingly crafted storytelling... prose that is keenly aware of the value of suspense and surprise... captivating... [The Morning Star] has that beguiling, elusively compulsive quality that Knausgaard seems to have made his own.

    Andrew Anthony, Observer
  • I read The Morning Star compulsively, and stayed awake all night after finishing it. I left the novel feeling as I often did after watching a great scary movie as a kid - totally convinced that whatever evil, implausible thing I had just witnessed on the screen awaited me in the next room... The novel's revelation is not that something terrible is coming for us all but that it is already in our midst.

    Brandon Taylor, New Yorker
  • Knausgaard's sentences, in Martin Aitken's translation, are both plainly direct and lyrically, emotionally elevated . . . Symphonic.

    Heidi Julavits, New York Times Book Review
  • A true Scandinavian epic... Knausgaard's brilliant storytelling is as bright as the celestial body from which the book takes its title.

    Roddy Brooks, Independent
  • Fascinating, provocative... [The Morning Star] recalls the best of My Struggle: that swooping interplay between the general and the specific.

    Claire Lowdon, Times Literary Supplement
  • A masterpiece, heavenly and diabolical in equal measure.

    Emily Watkins, i
  • A compelling mystery.

    Mail on Sunday
  • The familiar, addictive Knausgaardian evocation of the minutiae of everyday life is still here, but now comes wrapped in a story far pacier and more action-packed than My Struggle.

    Daily Telegraph
  • The narrators' stories converge and build towards an unexpected, brilliantly handled and devastating conclusion.

    Spectator

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