Roger Brown is a professional recruiter, a 'headhunter'...more
The main character, a man whose thoughts we are privy to us throughout the book, Roger Brown is a very successful headhunter who seems to have it all together. He makes a ton of money, has a gorgeous wife, and i...more
“An artist who maintains that he has been misunderstood is almost always a bad artist who, I’m afraid to say, has been understood.” (loc. 773)
“The world is full of people who pay serious money for bad pictures by good artists. And mediocre heads on tall bodies.” (loc. 518)
“Noble, loyal souls are often handicapped by loyalty to even the basest of individuals. Well, especially the base individuals.”
Roger Brown, the narrator of this novel is one of the best Norvegian corporate headhun...more
After a wandering start where we...more
It's only looking a...more
Perhaps more so to me as I have a love/hate relationship with the corporate lifestyle.
I love the tailor made designer suits, the grand office buildings, the elegant lifestyle and prestigious status.
And yet, I despise the greed, power, arrogance and apathy that accompanies it all.
For they are society's elite, and often villains in disguise.
So it was with great pleasure that I got to read from the perspective of such an individual. Not...more
What clever writing to make the protagonist (who initially is quite loathsome for all his social climbing, his cheating and love of material wealth no matter the cost to achieve it)... someone that one roots for and finds empathy with halfway thru the novel. One cannot help but want the young man to succeed once one is introduced to far worse characters during the course of the book. Better to stick with the devil one knows .....His greatest weakness and therefore the mo...more
Roger Brown is a successful Headhunter by day and an art thief by night. He has the perfect opportunity to find out about peoples treasured art collections without them suspecting anything. Everything is going fine until he meets his match when he interviews Clas Greve. Greve knows all of the interview techniques turning the tables on his int...more
Enter Clas Grave. Handsome, sexy, suave and perfect match for the job Roger is headhunting. But he also has an invaluable piece of art and Roger puts his steps into the alluri...more
I was pleasantly surpris...more
If you love uplifting stories with endearing characters you can really care about . . . well, go somewhere else, because every player in this blackly funny thriller is either a predator, a victim, or in the case of one character, something even worse. Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo is best known for his Harry Hole detective series, but this stand-alone novel is wilder, nastier, and funnier than any of them.Roger Brown is a short, insecure, and rather unattractive man who has managed to snag a beauti...more
Not very well, apparently. His writing lacks the crisp tension I'm used to from his other books, which I might blame on the translation were it not the same translator. The main character, Roger Brown, is fairly well drawn, but none of the other characters are. It's hard to see wh...more
BUT I continued reading because I do like Jo Nesbo's books
Roger Brown, the lead headhunter in Jo Nesbo's book, works for an Oslo employment agency that recommends candidates for top management positions.
Roger's wife, Diana, is beautiful and Roger does everything he can to keep her happy. She runs an art gallery that is losing money. Roger needs to supplement his headhun...more
Prolog, první část, druhá část… Jasně, čte se to rychle. Netřeba se textem příliš zaměstnávat, jde o oddec...more
Buatku, membaca dan menonton film bukan hobi yang bisa dipisahkan, karena yang menjadi pembeda di antara keduanya hanya media yang digunakan dalam storytelling. Karenanya, aku suka novel-novel movie-tie-in. Ada film yang diangkat dari novel? Baca dulu novelnya, baru tonton filmnya. Ada naskah film yang dinovelisasi? Tonton filmnya dulu, baca baca novelnya.
Itu kondisi idealnya, karena sering juga terjadi sebaliknya sih. Aku sudah membeli novelisasi film Spider-Man 3 sebelum filmnya bere...more
I was a little dissapointed in it. I found that there was just too many story lines going all over the place and not enough information to follow them all.
I found that the plots jumped around too much which confused me.
I found the beginning and the ending quite interesting but started to lose interest in the middle of the book.
An average plot and not particularly well written, I had no sympathy for any of the characters - unlike Harry Hole- who were all very unlikable.
Easier to follow than the Leopard but only because the plot was very simplistic.
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