My Stuggle: Book 2 by Karl Ove Knausgaard

My Struggle: Book Two: A Man in Love BY Karl Ove Knausgaard. Archipelago. Hardcover, 375 pages. $26.
The cover of My Struggle: Book Two: A Man in Love

Why would you read a six-­volume, 3,600-page Norwegian novel about a man writing a six-­volume, 3,600-page Norwegian novel? The short answer is that it is breathtakingly good, and so you cannot stop yourself, and would not want to. In Book 2 of My Struggle, subtitled A Man in Love, the master theme of death remains hauntingly present, but it comes to be paired with another: birth and what precedes it.