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The third novel in Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole series finds the detective playing catchup with the reader, writes John Mullan. The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Jo Nesbo’s The Snowman is soon to be a major motion picture, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and J.K. Simmons.“An elegant and complex.

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The Redbreast : Harry Hole 3

I’ve been saying Joe, oh, my. Retrieved May 31, I will say that, close to the end, maybe the last fifty pages or so, I was as confused as a panda with a mirror. After his return from Bangkok he had been down for so long that he had considered giving up ever returning to the surface. Harry is your usual problem-character — a brilliant investigator, with a fondness for the bottle and some emotional baggage.

Oh, yes, as with other series this review is likely to be repeated hesbo all unless there nwsbo a drastic divergence from what I have written here. Back cover copy Reassigned, having caused a high-profile embarrassment, Detective Harry Hole is bored with his new job in surveillance. Then she put the napkin down on the tablecloth, shoved her chair back, stood up without a word and left.

I operate in a universe in which time moves monotonically forward.

Harry Hole 3The Oslo Sequence 1. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. It doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the works of Jo Nesbo. He also realizes that the killer has a split personalitywith the second personality being that of Daniel Gudeson. Recommended redbresat fans of Nordic crime novels. Mar 08, Marilou K. Hule je manje samouvereniji, manje pijaniji, manje dosadniji.

Facets of how history I can confirm this is a good book, pages sailed by and I was not keeping tabs on the page count, a thing I do when reading long books.

But if that sort of shizzle turns your underdrawers into a splash pad, well I suggest you read this motherfucker.


The Redbreast

View all 4 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Nesbo weaves these two narratives into a plot structure that slowly grows together and draws in several interconnected sub-plots, blending group dynamics and character interactions into a denouement that is profound and mesmerizing. Hole is led to believe that Juul’s husband Even, who was obsessed with Gudeson, is behind the killings.

I kept looking, lo these many pag According to goodreads alone, people gave this on average, 3. It was nice to see him in this book in good relationships with two very important women in his life and some of the dialogue and observations were laugh aloud funny.

John Mullan on The Redbreast – Guardian book club | Books | The Guardian

On the one hand, we have Nesbo’s almost Shakespearean tendency to cast characters as marionette puppets on the strings of fate the very opposite of plotwhile on the other hand we are riveted by the very complex actions and reactions made by Harry Hole during his investigations Nesbo is a master at not adding anything superfluous to his novels.

That’s why we always end up on our own. There are developments in each of the books, particularly regarding the characters, that will spoil a good deal of the suspense if you read the books out of sequence.

In actuality, the Camp David Summitheld on US soil with no Norwegian participation, had much the same diplomatic role as the fictional summit mentioned in Nesbo’s book. And this acceleration in the production of horsepower is again just one expression of acceleration in our understanding of the so-called laws of nature.

I also enjoy how he injects relevant topics somehow, sometimes subtly and sometimes heavily but usually without making them the center of the narrative. In my review of the second novel, CockroachesI opined that as good a writer as Nesbo is, his best work lay in the future.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Hopping back and forth between past and present? This author requires some concentration, as the plot is quite complex, but it is worth it.


Jan 13, Anna rated it it was amazing Shelves: There might be spoilers in the comments because this is one of those books you’ll want to talk about with friends.

I am not going to reveal very much here, because one of the joys of reading this terrific Scandinavian thriller, was never knowing where this baby was going.

No clue, but he gave me a laugh. There seemed to be a tad of jesbo info, a few red herrings, and too many Helenas, but luckily, it’s all tied up in a neat little package at the end. I loved the relationship between Hole and his partner Ellen Gjetten. Visit our Beautiful Books j and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

This book has over pages, a long book actually. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books nezbo And good does not too-easily prevail: The relationship is all the more special because it is not a romantic one.

In short, highly highly recommended for everyone who likes their mysteries Nordic, their characters fascinating and their writing excellent!

For an American audience, Harry Hole can be likened to Harry Bosch ; he defies authority, is an outcast within his own organization, is best left alone to do this job his office is at the end of the hallis more of an anti-hero than a hero, has trouble with ho romantic life, lives alone, has a fierce propensity for justice as opposed to the Law and once let loose is like a pit bull with a bone fastened to his jaws.

With a few exceptions of great character sketches, the story felt contrived and nesgo clever for its own good. The Best Books of But who are we kidding.