THE HUNGER GAME (Special NOOKbook Edition) [NOOK Book]

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THE BESTSELLING NOVEL BY HIGHLY ACCLAIMED NORWEGIAN NOVELIST K.H. PEDERSON

The Unforgettable Psychological Thriller

Winner of the Nobel Prize


EXCERPTS

"I opened the window and looked out. From where...
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Overview

THE BESTSELLING NOVEL BY HIGHLY ACCLAIMED NORWEGIAN NOVELIST K.H. PEDERSON

The Unforgettable Psychological Thriller

Winner of the Nobel Prize


EXCERPTS

"I opened the window and looked out. From where I was standing I had a view of a clothes, line and an open field. Farther away lay the ruins of a burnt-out smithy, which some labourers were busy clearing away. I leant with my elbows resting on the window-frame and gazed into open space. It promised to be a clear day--autumn, that tender, cool time of the year, when all things change their colour, and die, had come to us. The ever- increasing noise in the streets lured me out. The bare room, the floor of which rocked up and down with every step I took across it, seemed like a gasping, sinister coffin. There was no proper fastening to the door, either, and no stove. I used to lie on my socks at night to dry them a little by the morning. The only thing I had to divert myself with was a little red rocking-chair, in which I used to sit in the evenings and doze and muse on all manner of things."

"Yes, it was clear that it was the same man he had driven. He recognized him--and he drove so that the horse's shoes struck sparks as they touched the stones.

All through this phase of excitement I had not for one second lost my presence of mind. We pass a policeman, and I notice his number is 69. This number struck me with such vivid clearness that it penetrated like a splint into my brain--69--accurately 69. I wouldn't forget it.

I leant back in the vehicle, a prey to the wildest fancies; crouched under the hood so that no one could see me. I moved my lips and commenced to I talk idiotically to myself. Madness rages through my brain, and I let it rage. I am fully conscious that I am succumbing to influences over which I have no control. I begin to laugh, silently, passionately, without a trace of cause, still merry and intoxicated from the couple of glasses of ale I have drunk. Little by little my excitement abates, my calm returns more and more to me. I feel the cold in my sore finger, and I stick it down inside my collar to warm it a little. At length we reach Tomtegaden. The driver pulls up.

I alight, without any haste, absently, listlessly, with my head heavy. I go through a gateway and come into a yard across which I pass. I come to a door which I open and pass through; I find myself in a lobby, a sort of anteroom, with two windows. There are two boxes in it, one on top of the other, in one corner, and against the wall an old, painted sofa-bed over which a rug is spread. To the right, in the next room, I hear voices and the cry of a child, and above me, on the second floor, the sound of an iron plate being hammered. All this I notice the moment as I enter.

I step quietly across the room to the opposite door without any haste, without any thought of flight; open it, too, and come out in Vognmansgaden. I look up at the house through which I have passed. "Refreshment and lodgings for travellers."

It is not my intention to escape, to steal away from the driver who is waiting for me. I go very coolly down Vognmansgaden, without fear of being conscious of doing any wrong. Kierulf, this dealer in wool, who has spooked in my brain so long--this creature in whose existence I believe, and whom it was of vital importance that I should meet--had vanished from my memory; was wiped out with many other mad whims which came and went in turns. I recalled him no longer, except as a reminiscence--a phantom."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012907325
  • Publisher: Jo Larsson-Bokförlag
  • Publication date: 6/21/2007
  • Series: The Hunger Game , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,255,034
  • File size: 232 KB

Meet the Author

K.H. Pederson, who wrote under the pen name of K. Hamson was one of Norway’s greatest writers. His masterpiece Sult, alternatively translated as Hunger or The Hunger Game has been called the literary opening of the 20th century and the outstanding example of modern, psychology-driven literature. Fellow Nobel prize winning writer Isaac Bashevis Singer said of Pederson "The whole modern school of fiction in the twentieth century stems from [him]. They were all [his] disciples: Thomas Mann and Arthur Schnitzler (...) and even such American writers as Fitzgerald and Hemingway."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    A 2007 edition of the *1890* Norwegian novel "Sult", by K. Hamsun

    - This book has nothing to do with "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins (2008).

    - This book was written in Norwegian by K.H. Pederson/Pedersen (a.k.a. Knut Hamsun). It was published in 1890 (about 118 years before "The Hunger Games"). Hamsun later won the Nobel Prize in Literature (1920) for "Growth of the Soil".

    - The Norwegian title ("Sult") is usually translated as "The Hunger".

    - This particular edition of "Sult" apparently came out in 2007 (a year before "The Hunger Games").

    21 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    CoPYCAT

    What even is this... ANOTHER BOOK TRYING TO B BETTER THAT THE HUNGERGAMES? THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN

    8 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    The Hunger Game

    First off, I'd like everyone to note all of the comments previous to mine. This book is not -in any way, shape, or form- related to The Hunger Games trilogy.

    For one, notice the absence of the letter 'S' in this title.

    Two, notice the two different authors. Heck, that might even be the first thing you notice!

    Thirdly, I'd like to point out the excerpt. Nothing like anything in the trilogy.

    If you are looking strictly for the series, this is not it. If you are open-mindedly looking for a book, that is another story entirely.

    I have not read this book, but I might someday. Do not get mad and bash the book because it is not directly (or indirectly, for any matter) related to your precious The Hunger Games series.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Ahem!

    "WHY DOESN'T THIS BOOK HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE HUNGER GAMES!" the anonymous reviewer screams at the author.

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Hunger game

    This book has nothing to do with the hunger games by:susan collins and i really wouldnt waste my time on somthing you thought was the hunger games

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I CANT BELIVE Y'ALL ALL THOUGH THIS WAS "THE HUNGER GAMES." First of all the name said it all. Second of all its a completly diffrent auther.( How por feels really bad cause of your coments). Yes I read the book and IT IS RRREEEAAALLLLLLYYY GGGOOOODDD. Give it a try . But it is not the one by Suzanne Collins!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Wow

    Some of you people above are not so bright, that you dont realize that this version of "hunger game" is NOT part of the "hunger games" series. They are two diffrent authors for one. But the biggest tell tell sign is if you read the exerpt... you guys are bashing a book that is seperate from what your looking for. Hey maybe you should actually read it and give it a chance instead of talking nonsense...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    STOP FREAKING OUT!

    People, you're freaking out. This book has NOTHING to do with The Hunger Games. Plus, this book was written over 100 years before The Hunger Games was even written. And it's probably a great book. So please, don't judge a book by it's cover.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Confused

    Is this the first book of the series

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Such a rip off

    The title says it all.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    This book

    Its called hunger game!!!!not hunger games. Theres a slight difference. Very riveting though.... its just me though. And i dont usually like books other ppl like

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Yes. Of course.

    It is entirely possible for a book written in 1890 to rip off a book written in 2008.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Procrastinating

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Book sucks

    This book isnt original it was publishlished way before hunger games came out dont buy it :p

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Mmmmm......

    I have never read the book before but the commets make it sound good and bad. I don't know what to think!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Really?

    This book was published before the hunger games fyi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Hey

    Culooooo

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Me luv haymitch

    Yay haymitch. :D

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Stupid book never buy it, it sucks

    Never buy this book because it has no details or anything

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    She said

    Hello with all the reveiwas this is NOT the hungar games
    I heared that in the movie that peta and katnis have SEX
    Dont you love it classsic stuff but anywaay dont read the book it stupod i hate it

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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