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Cirklens Ende (Bjørn Beltø #1)

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Under en udgravning på Værne kloster bliver et afgørende fund stjålet af en engelsk stjernearkæolog. Norske Bjørn Beltø stjæler fundet tilbage for at undersøge, hvad det er og redde det for den norske stat
Hardcover, 380 pages
Published 2005 by Bazar Forlag (first published 2001)
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Marianne Søiland
Apr 03, 2012 Marianne Søiland rated it it was amazing
In Norwegian only...

All skepsis feid til side! Denne boka står fjellstøtt på egne bein! "Sirkelens Ende" hadde sin egen snert på sakene, og snerten - det var Egeland's hovedperson og aldri så lite paranoide albino arkeolog Bjørn Beltø! Han tok meg med storm :-)

Jeg tror aldri det har hendt at jeg har ledd høyt av en krimhistorisk roman før, men det gjorde jeg her. Opptil flere ganger! Kanskje fordi jeg er halvt østlending selv, men jeg formelig hører Bjørn Beltø for mitt indre øre når jeg leser.
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Andy
Jun 02, 2012 Andy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This author can really crack a good joke, or 3 or more. The story was interesting but made even more so by his use of humor. Archeologists find a relic from Jesus's time in a Norway dig. The main character Bjorn "Little Bear" Bertoh is the inspector for the Norwegian Center for Cultural Relics, and on the site when the Relic is found. Bjorn balks at the big-deal Oxford professor's entitlement to just to walk off with the "find"; it belongs to Norway; it was found on (and in) Norwegian soil. So B ...more
Sergio Medina
May 13, 2015 Sergio Medina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bjørn Beltø es un arqueólogo noruego que es contratado para ser el supervisor en unas excavaciones, hasta ahí todo parece normal. Hasta que uno de los excavadores encuentra un cofre y todo comienza a ponerse extraño, pues así sin más decide irse y llevarse el cofre consigo, cosa que desagrada a nuestro protagonista y hace que decida encontrar al "ladrón" del cofre y robárselo. Más tarde descubre que el cofre contiene algo que podría cambiar la historia de las religiones en todo el mundo y él deb ...more
Hanne
Sep 12, 2015 Hanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was great fun -- so much better than the Da Vinci Code (which I really can't stand. By the way, Dan Brown's novel was published two years later, so this is no bleak copy trying to profit on his success). Fiction -- with lots of interesting history in it... But again: Fiction. Loved it. Not many books I simply *have to* read from cover to cover, these days. This one is one such book! (It's published in English, too, but I don't know anything about the quality of the translation, mind yo ...more
Nathalie
Ik heb dit boek graag gelezen. Hoewel ik niet zoveel heb met vergezochte complottheorieën, zeker niet in verband met religies en aanverwante archeologische vondsten, interesseerden de personages en het verhaal me vanaf de eerste pagina's. Iedereen laat de naam van Dan Brown en zijn boek 'De Da Vinci Code' even vallen als dit boek ter sprake komt. Dus bij deze heb ik dit ook weer gehad. Ik heb het nooit gelezen en Hollywoodverhalen hou ik meestal ver van mijn bed, dit in tegenstelling met Scandin ...more
Alex Ronk
Aug 13, 2013 Alex Ronk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Desde hace tiempo lo compré y también lo había empezado a leer, pero me quede en la página 15 sino mal recuerdo y deje de leer porque creí que no era el momento de leerlo y agradezco esa decisión ya que éste fue el mejor momento de leerlo.

Se pudiese pensar que toca el tema de la religión "atacando" a la iglesia, pero la verdad es que no es así, tiene similitudes con El Código DaVinci, pero se escribió un par de años antes y no fue hasta después que tuvo más éxito y recibimiento, incluso el auto
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Aileen
Jul 22, 2015 Aileen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
A golden shrine is found at an archaeological dig in a Norwegian monastery. It seems the English professor in charge of the dig had been aware it was there as he made off with it the minute it was uncovered. Norwegian dig inspector Bjorn Belto is determined the relic won't leave Norwegian soil and gives chase. Moving to London, Israel and France, digging up myths, legends and doubts over Varne Monastery, the Knights Hospitaller, even the Bible, this is a cat and mouse game in which Belto doesn't ...more
Kalle Keijonen
Meinasin aluksi kirjoittaa vain "paska Da Vinci -koodi -klooni", mutta tämä onkin ilmeisesti kirjoitettu jo pari vuotta aikaisemmin. Juoni on lähes identtinen Jeesus-salaliittoineen, luentomaisine kohtauksineen ja albiinoineen. Katkerahkoissa loppusanoissa kirjailija miettii, miksi jostain kirjasta tulee maailmanmenestys ja toisesta ei.

Jos et ole lukenut Da Vinci -koodia, lue mieluummin tämä. Suomennettu nimellä Ympyrän pää.
Annabee
De lezersrecensie die ik voor deze schreef gaf ik als titel 'Een goed begin' mee en die zou ook passend zijn voor 'Het einde van de cirkel'. 'Het einde van de cirkel' belooft een goed verhaal en veel leesplezier, maar met name dat laatste viel tegen. Naarmate het verhaal vorderde, werd de uitleg breedvoeriger en nam mijn aandacht af.
Het ligt niet aan Tom Egeland. Het onderwerp heeft onvoldoende mijn interesse (althans op dit moment, ik heb destijds 'De Da Vinci code' verslonden!). De schrijfsti
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Henni
Apr 07, 2015 Henni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psykologi, spaending, 2015
Det er Bjørn Beltø's tanker og handlinger der driver denne bog og det gø den godt - det er en ægte anti-helt, men neuroser, komplekser og andre problemer, men også med så meget selvindsigt og humor at det gør ham elskelig og en man vil vide mere om.
Selve plottet er so-so og på linje med så mange andre "da vinci"-like bøger, selvom denne faktisk er udkommet før Dan Brown, hvilket Egeland også gør opmærksom på i sine kommentarer - det er ikke en rip-off - jeg kom først :-)
Petr Moschner
Jun 17, 2015 Petr Moschner rated it really liked it
Spousta historické, teologické a filozofické omáčky, která pomáhá s imerzí do problematiky období vzniku křesťanství. Když se prokoušete popisy prostředí, čekají Vás rozhovory s nejvtipnějšími sarkastickými poznámkami, které jsem letos četl.

A teď už si sakra musím přečíst The Da Vinci Code.
Marjolein
READ IN DUTCH

This book is described as The Norwegian Da-Vinci Code, but as it appears this book was written first, should it not be that The Da-Vinci Code is the American Relic?



In the crazy around this type of book after the hype of the Da-Vinci Code, this was one of the books that found it's way into the Dutch bookshops. It sounded interesting enough, so I took it with me.



It's an enjoyable read, although not really that original. I know it was written before the hype started, but I can't loose
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Erik
May 09, 2011 Erik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, thriller, historical
[Dutch]
Het succes van De Da Vinci Code heeft heel wat mensen ertoe gebracht om ook in de pen te klimmen. De een schreef een soortgelijke roman, de ander een wetenschappelijke analyse over het boek en weer een ander een op de roman gebaseerde reisgids. Uitgevers, schrijvers, reisorganisaties, musea, je kunt het zo gek niet bedenken of ze profiteerden van het overweldigende succes van De Da Vinci Code. Zo ook Tom Egeland. Met Het einde van de cirkel heeft hij een roman geschreven die op veel vlakk
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Kyrie
Apr 03, 2011 Kyrie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
To be fair, this book was apparently published in Scandanavia before all the Da Vinci Code uproar, or at least about the same time. It was translated, I'm guessing, to capitalize on the craze.
The first 350 or so pages are mostly a rehash of all that stuff - a mysterious relic that could change how we know Christianity/Western Civilization/philosopy. The main character made me think of the pretty girl in all horror movies. He just kept doing stuff that was going to get him in trouble. The final
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Сибин Майналовски
Уникално добра книга, много по-качествено (и по-рано) написана от Шифърът на Леонардо. Главният герой е симпатяга, въпреки че е албинос и не е от най-големите свалячи. Стилът е перфектен
Jan Koster
Veelbelovend begin, matig einde, Recensie http://jkleest.nl/2015/08/24/het-eind...
Jade
Jun 07, 2015 Jade rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting read, if not a little drawn out and repetitive at times.
Kim Baril
Aug 24, 2014 Kim Baril rated it really liked it
Read it in Englisg under the title: Relic, The Quest for the Golden Shrine.
Sirinthon Koelewijn
"Het einde van de cirkel" krijgt van mij twee van de vijf sterren. Het was ok, maar meer ook echt niet. Zou ik het aanraden? Nee, als ik eerlijk ben kan ik niemand bedenken die ik hier een plezier mee kan doen.
Te langdradig, sidestories die weg hadden kunnen blijven, maar het idee dat de geschiedenis van een religie niet helemaal is wat we altijd dachten, kan ik vaak wel waarderen. Maar dan omdat ik vind dat je best kritisch mag zijn over levensomvattende ideeen. Het idee dat we niet alles maar
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Angel Serrano
Rocambolesca explicacion de como una reliquia encontrada en un monasterio noruego puede cambiar el curso de la historia, al aportar nueva luz a la vida y muerte de Jesus. Conspiracion estilo Codigo Da Vinci.
Anne-sophie Olsen
Jul 05, 2011 Anne-sophie Olsen rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-suspense, own
En smule kedelig i længden, men med virkelig gode og ærlige person skildringer. Den er en smule kedelig efter min mening da den omhandler et for mit vedkommende efterhånden godt gennemtærsket emne der i og for sig er fuldstændigt ligegyldigt for mig da jeg ikke er troende på nogen måder og synes at dem der er i bund og grund er svage individer.

Det bedste ved bogen er helt sikkert personskildringerne og humoren. Det er i bund og grund en god bog til en regnvejrsaften foran kaminen.
Abi
Oct 13, 2011 Abi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was pretty funny, because it was so terrible. In that sense it really is like Dan Brown. It was so cliché-ridden that it reminded me of a James Bond film, except strangely not that entertaining, probably because the protagonist spends most of his time asking the same questions over and over and being both surprised and uncomprehending when given any new information. The love story was cringeworthy; I laughed and laughed.
Karine
Sep 12, 2011 Karine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened-to
I can't really decide how much I liked it, really. I thought the book was really good (at least in audio audition :P), but it might be a bit too conspiratorial for my taste. I can honestly say that I love Tom Egeland's writing, but this might not be my favorite.. It is nteresting though :) It is often compared with The Da Vinci Code. This was written first, though.. :)
Geir Tangen
Jan 22, 2014 Geir Tangen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Her er min anmeldelse av Sirkelens ende. (ekstern lenke)
http://bokbloggeir.com/2014/01/21/sir...
Robert
Jan 18, 2014 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know how much I liked this book. It covers similar ground to The Davinci Code but is still its own book. My biggest problem is I found the main character, Bjørn, so unsympathetic and its hard to really unjoy a book when you don't really like the narrator. However I enjoyed the story and HAD to finish it.
Andra
Aug 28, 2013 Andra rated it it was ok
The book was ok, but I kind of expected more from it, especially when it was described as a scandinavian DaVinci's code. But the secret wasn't that great, or maybe the revealing wasn't that good. I was kind of diappointed.
Pam G
Jan 01, 2011 Pam G rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Despite an interesting topic and setting, I found this a bit dull. I think it's the main character, who's lacking charisma, and every other quality you might like in a main character, except perseverance. Disappointing.
Bjorn Koebrugge
Feb 16, 2013 Bjorn Koebrugge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
goed en spannend verhaal, hetzelfde thema als de da vinci code, alleen een stuk minder dood en verderf. en erg toevallig een albino in de hoofdrol, zou Dan Brown dit boek hebben gelezen voor hij aan de code begon?
Mary Kay
This take on "The DaVinci Stone" takes place in Norway, of all places. Do translations not have editors?? I think not, since there were some egregious errors here.
Ann
Apr 23, 2011 Ann rated it liked it
Back to crime again, and I think that's what Egeland does best. In this novel he uses an unusual main character, and it really works. Like this book!
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Born in 1959, Egeland worked as journalist for a magazine and as a reporter and editor for Aftenposten before working in television. In 2006, he became a full-time fiction writer. His books include horror, suspense, and multiple children's book. His most famous novel, Relic, which predated Dan Brown's blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, is so simillar some readers speculated it influenced Brown, but th ...more
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“One of my Norwegian teachers once asked me a question.
'If you were a flower, Bjørn, what kind of flower would you be?'
She always came up with the strangest questions. I think she liked messing around with me. I was an appreciative victim. I was seventeen. She was twice that.
'A flower, Bjørn?' she repeated. Her voice was compassionate, pleasant. She leaned over my desk. I still remember her scent: warm, spicy, full of moist secrets.
Everyone was quiet. Everyone was wondering what kind of flower Bjørn would be. Or they were all hoping i would stammer and blush, as i was wont to do whenever she leaned over me with all her scents and heady temptations.
But for once i had an answer to one of her incessant questions.
I told her about the Haleakala Silversword.
It grows only in and around the Haleakala volcano on Maui. It spends twenty years as a modest ball covered with shimmering silver hairs storing up its energy, and then suddenly one summer it explodes extravagantly into bloom in yellows and purples. Then it dies.
My answer flummoxed her. For a long while she just stood there by my desk, staring at me.
What the heck had she been expecting me to say? a cactus?”
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