Jo Nesbø

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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.

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* Harry Hole
* Doktor Proktor

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Jo Nesbo returns with his new thriller The Kingdom

Set in a small town filled with secrets, The Kingdom is the gripping new standalone thriller from Jo Nesbo, coming in September 2020.


In the mountains of Norway a man lives a peaceful existence. One day his younger brother, always the more successful and charming of the two, arrives for a visit…


 



 


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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 Nesbo

“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.”
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“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.”
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