Jo Nesbø





Jo Nesbø


Born
in Oslo, Norway
March 29, 1960

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Jo Nesbø is a bestselling Norwegian author and musician. He was born in Oslo and grew up in Molde. Nesbø graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics with a degree in economics. Nesbø is primarily famous for his crime novels about Detective Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocals and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. In 2007 Nesbø also released his first children's book, Doktor Proktors Prompepulver.

Series:
* Harry Hole
* Doktor Proktor

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From The Hollywood Reporter:


Big Number: 30 million books sold worldwide.


Harry Hole, the best-known creation of Norway’s most popular novelist, is getting a high-profile film debut, with Michael Fassbender playing the detective in October 2017’s The Snowman. If the movie is a hit, it could launch a franchise (Nesbo, 56, has 11 Harry Hole novels in the series). Also in development is The Son, a s...

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Average rating: 3.93 · 395,721 ratings · 30,278 reviews · 60 distinct works · Similar authors
The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)

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3.93 avg rating — 55,341 ratings — published 2000 — 137 editions
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The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7)

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4.03 avg rating — 53,826 ratings — published 2007 — 124 editions
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The Devil's Star (Harry Hol...

4.02 avg rating — 37,611 ratings — published 2003 — 112 editions
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Nemesis (Harry Hole, #4)

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3.97 avg rating — 32,981 ratings — published 2002 — 134 editions
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Phantom (Harry Hole, #9)

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4.10 avg rating — 23,227 ratings — published 2011 — 97 editions
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Flaggermusmannen (Harry Hol...

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3.56 avg rating — 41,123 ratings — published 1997 — 129 editions
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The Son

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4.07 avg rating — 22,222 ratings — published 2014 — 73 editions
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Headhunters

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3.77 avg rating — 19,949 ratings — published 2008 — 95 editions
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Police (Harry Hole, #10)

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4.21 avg rating — 18,578 ratings — published 2013 — 93 editions
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Cockroaches (Harry Hole, #2)

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3.71 avg rating — 18,921 ratings — published 1998 — 93 editions
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3.98 avg rating — 2,887 ratings

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February 2014, Jo Nesbø
"The Norwegian crime powerhouse sends his curmudgeonly police hero Harry Hole far afield in Cockroaches, a Bangkok-set murder mystery newly available in English." ...More

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“Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.”
Jo Nesbø

“Bjarne Møller, my former boss, says people like me always choose the line of most resistance. It's in what he calls our 'accursed nature'. That's why we always end up on our own. I don't know. I like being alone. Perhaps I have grown to like my self-image of being a loner, too....I think you have to find something about yourself that you like in order to survive. Some people say being alone is unsociable and selfish. But you're independent and you don't drag others down with you, if that's the way you're heading. Many people are afraid of being alone. But it made me feel strong, free and invulnerable.”
Jo Nesbø, Frelseren

“Harry looked at Bellman. He could not help but admire him. The way you admire a cockroach you flush down the toilet and it comes creeping back again and again and in the end it inherits the world.”
Jo Nesbø

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