The full scope and achievement of Knausgaard’s monumental work is evident in this final instalment of his My Struggle series. Grappling directly with the consequences of Knausgaard’s transgressive blurring of public and private, Book Six is a troubling and engrossing look into the mind of one of the most exciting artists of our time.
In this sixth and final volume, Knausgaard marks the conclusion of his epic novel My Struggle. This installment builds upon its predecessor, vacillating between Knausgard’s ambitions and weaknesses to build a complicated and rich portrayal of his relationships to his wife, children, and those closest to him. It is a novel which depicts life in all its shades, from its crucial and thrilling moments to the seemingly insignificant details of our daily lives. Only after reading Book Six does the scope and ambition of My Struggle become apparent.