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The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbø
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Nov 07, 2010

really liked it
Read in November, 2010

I am tempted to give this novel five stars. Very tempted. Though I had to read the English translation, I was most struck by how mature this crime novel is, by how well Nesbo has balanced character development, plot (which is intricate, yet never too tangled), and cultural commentary. I liked the first two harry Hole novels--Redbreast and Nemesis. But this one is even better. The writing is stronger. The characters are more nuanced. The plot is a first-rate pageturner. A *very* fine read, especially for jaded fans of crime fiction.

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