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
I have to say that I think, as a movie, HEADHUNTERS is superior to the book. That doesn't happen very often, but when it does it really impresses and that's what happened with the movie. It's a slick, engaging, edge-of-the-seat thriller that builds suspense as few can, while carrying with it a level...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
After a fabulous opening 100 pages or so, the pacing of this book really accelerates, as you would expect & hope from a thriller.
Some of the events, during the middle part, do seem to stretch the imagination a little, but this all leads to an extremely clever and intricate conclusion with oodles of great plot twists...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
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
Headhunters also figure in more than one capacity. There are the egotistical headhunters who interview and recommend top level applicants for top level positions; there is a nod to the headhunters of the...more
I confess, I watched the movie before I read the book. The movie is great and is really accurate. The book has that extra depth in it which the movie can't capture. I also sympathise with Roger Brown, despite him also being a criminal, more in the novel than I do in the film.
The quality of writing is much better, the themes and tone are much more interesting and its less insulting to women (I find H...more
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