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 – Canada. Archived from the original on March 7, It is a complex story, with many threads, beautifully written even in translationgreat descriptions of people, places and action, never overdone, and with occasional joo of humor.

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Mysteries are supposed to have confusing plots, not generate confusion by having the chapters in random order.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Well, because it rocks. Our Harry with the weight of life on his shoulders. I thought it was hokey and it made me sort of wilt like a flower.

One case in Vienna in is echoed by another one in Oslo inalmost mirror like. A report of a rare and unusual gun – a type favoured by assassins – being smuggled into the country sparks Detective Harry Hole’s interest. James Patterson fans should also take note.

Retrieved from ” https: 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 uo is profound and mesmerizing.


Want to Read saving…. She bit her lower lip. I’m so fucking cheesy. To ask other readers questions about The Redbreastplease sign up.

Where things went hinky was the plot twist at the end. Blog 7 1 4 May 16, In his new role, Hole begins an investigation into rumours that a high powered rifle has been brought into the country and redgreast be used in an assassination attempt of some sort. That is incorrect, they change over time. With that said, at times I found myself a bit lost reading Jo Nesbo’s The Redbreast, not often but enough to bother me nebo. Nevertheless, I still wanted to see how it would play out and I can’t discount that.

Interleaved with this story are events taking place in Norway in Mar 26, Lewis Weinstein rated it it was amazing Shelves: Redbresat some scenes in AustriaSouth Africaand Sweden. Who is the Prince and how does it tie into the rifle imported from South Africa? Nesbo writes with the kind of authority that assumes every reader would be familiar with the history of Norway and why Norwegians were mixed up with the Germans on the Eastern Front. After a heroic act during a political summit, Hole is promoted to inspector and moved to the POT, a security directorate.

Will Rakel be a new addiction that Hole cannot shake? At the end of The Rwdbreastthe reader jk knows more than the detective.

Recommended for fans of Nordic crime novels. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. The Redbreast Jo Nesbo.

Quotes from The Redbreast. He was born in Oslo and grew up in Molde. Central to the story was the position Norway was put into between Hitler and Stalin, and the long-lasting impact of the choices people made in WWII, especially those who fought with the Nazis.

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However, anyone interested in the series should definitely read this book first. Just as we continue to struggle here in the States with our history of slavery and the resulting racial tensions, so do Europe and Scandinavia struggle in coming to terms with Nazism and the Bolshevik revolution More than a few reviewers have expressed their dissatisfaction with the Nordic writers’ pre-occupation with Nazism.

One of the Norwegian soldiers winds up wounded in a hospital where he falls in love with a beautiful nurse and begins a romance that will reverberate through the next fifty years. The novel was voted Best Norwegian Crime Novel ever. Jumping to a different POV almost every chapter?

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Working in conjunction with his former partner, Ellen, they discover that all roads lead back to a man named ‘the Prince’, though Hole is unable to uncover this individual’s real identity. Having two men wield their considerable power to try to maneuver unwilling women into their beds also seems a bit much.

Jana Jo Nesbo is a great author, he is actually the author who got me hooked on crime books.