Wed, 29 May 2013
In this first person narration, the main character, whose name the reader never gets to discover, struggles with hunger.
As his stomach remains empty, his head fills with delusions, inner monologues and streams of consciousness that lead the reader to wonder whether or not the narrator is sane. The question remains as to whether the hunger is the cause or the consequence of the narrator’s delusional state.
Focusing mainly on social interactions and personal dilemmas, Hunger is a psychological novel in the same vein as Dostoevsky’s The Double, albeit not as dark..
A must-read for anyone interested in the inner mechanisms of the human mind