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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There are further murders, the culprit, tutored by wartime experience in the business of killing, clearly having embarked on some vengeful mission.

Il pettirosso – Italia. Harry Hole is a damn fun character to run around after. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The story is very well-told; the characters are fully developed, and the suspense is virtually non-stop.

The Redbreast

neebo The idea is to keep him busy shuffling paper in glorified obscurity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Speaking of being a dumb American, some of you might rdebreast that, last time on E. Nesbo clearly demonstrates his skill at executing expertly-crafted, well-paced thrillers that he sustains to the very end in a compelling fashion. Nevertheless, I still wanted to see how it would play out and I can’t discount that. In my review of the second novel, CockroachesI opined that as good a writer as Nesbo is, his best work lay in the future.

I’m done with books written this way and authors who write this way. A must-read by all series Harry Hole fans, thought its depth and complexities leave the previous two novels in the proverbial dust.


I can’t wait to jump into more of his adventures. There have been four different scenes, a couple dozen characters and at least two dates out of time sequentially. The shadow of that time continues to haunt the present with its potent mix of neo-Fascists, disillusioned war veterans, and new-wave Nativists. Archived from the original on June 1, 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.

And while the link between the cases remains a mystery, one thing is certain: Harry is a tough, complex, hard-drinking cop, who may have discovered a possible assassination attempt. An ever-growing collection of others appears at: Indeed, Harry is surprised more often than the reader.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I gave this four instead of five because I’m leaving room for improvement.

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I want a character I can identify with. The Redbreast is the third novel to feature Hole, and it’s a complex story that moves back and forth between the Second World War and the turn of the Twenty-First Century. The novel was voted Rsdbreast Norwegian Crime Novel ever. The tide of the war is turning against them; casualties are increasing, and the ties among the men are tested severely.

A very, very good book and highly recommended. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of After a heroic act during a political summit, Hole is promoted to inspector and moved to the POT, a security directorate. It doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the works of Jo Nesbo. Harry realizes he is wrong when he comes across the actual killer’s journal, in which he attacks the Norwegian Royal Family and other government officials who fled to England during the occupation, and who later deemed the Norwegian Nazi sympathisers to be ‘traitors’, despite the latter’s resistence to the onslaught of the Communist forces of the USSR.


To the issue of Nazi collaboration we can add the Israelo-Palestinian conflict, the Apartheid regime in South Africa, digs at the Russian and American superpower claims and more. And why was Harry’s former partner trying to reach Harry on the night she was murdered?

He has no idea who the owner is, or what he intends to do with the rifle. Blog 8 1 6 May 16, I’m reading this series in order; this is the third book featuring Norwegian detective Harry Hole. Other books in the series. He also realizes that the killer has a split personalitywith the second personality being that of Daniel Gudeson.

The complete review ‘s Review:. Everything ends up making sense and being a pretty crucial part of the story.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Do I need to read the first two books to get the best out of this one? Interleaved with this story are events taking place in Norway in As Hole tries to track down the rifle and figure out what the neo-Nazis are up to, the two story lines collide, leading to a great climax.