4 thoughts on “The Road to the World’s End

  1. This is an enchanting stream-of-consciousness depiction of a young boy’s childhood on a Norwegian farm. The book has two parts. The first half begins when the boy is about four years old and stays with him for close to two years; the second half covers more ground, taking the boy into his early adolescence. The focus here is all on the small yet mesmerizing events and objects of a childhood, and on the slow, exhilarating, and sometimes terrifying exploration of both one’s own imagination and con

  2. Read it in college for a course discussing adolescents in Scandinavia in the early 1900s. I love the viewpoint from which the book is written. It really makes you think about one remembers as a child and how much affect it has.

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