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Đavolja zvijezda (Harry Hole #5)

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Mlada žena pronađena je mrtva u svome stanu u Oslu. Na lijevoj ruci amputiran joj je prst, a pod kapkom skriven sićušan crveni dijamant u obliku pentagrama – đavolje zvijezde. Detektiv Harry Hole isprva odbija surađivati u istrazi koju vodi njegov dugogodišnji suparnik Tom Waaler. Ipak, pod prijetnjom otkaza, Harry je prisiljen otrijezniti se i posvetiti poslu. Na pomolu j ...more
Mass Market Paperback, Knjiga dostupna svima 63, 425 pages
Published 2011 by Znanje d. o. o., Zagreb (first published 2003)
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Jeffrey Keeten
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nordic-noir
”Harry had felt the gnawing ache for alcohol from the moment he woke up that morning. First as an instinctive physical craving, then as a panic-stricken fear because he had put a distance between himself and his medicine by not taking his hip flask or any money with him to work. Now the ache was entering a new phase in which it was both a wholly physical pain and a feeling of blank terror that he would be torn to pieces. The enemy below was pulling and tugging at the chains, the dogs were snarli ...more
Felice
Oct 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While a huge chunk of the planet has made Stieg Larrsson the new J.K. Rowling I have been attending a different church, The House of Jo Nesbo.

Harry Hole is Nesbo's man. He's a loner, he drinks, he's prickly, he doesn't like authority and cannot successfully sustain a romantic relationship. In other words he has all the attributes of the cliche copper according to detective fiction. What makes him different? Jo Nesbo. In another writer's hands Harry would be the any one of a thousand detectives
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Matthew
I enjoyed The Devil’s Star and in general I enjoy Nesbo.

However . . . he has this tendency to suddenly kinda stray from the story and go into what feel like stream of consciousness rambles that only kinda make sense in context to the book. In these rambles, he will suddenly get excessively specific – using terms for things the average person is not likely to use in daily conversation. Also, during these side rants, he tends to add explicit sexual content. Others may not find this odd or may not
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James Thane
This is another excellent, complex thriller from Jo Nesbo, featuring his tormented protagonist, Oslo homicide detective Harry Hole. This story continues a number of developments that were set into motion in the last Hole novel, Nemesis, when someone close to Harry was murdered. Harry knows who the killer is but cannot produce the evidence to make the case and it appears that the killer is going to go unpunished.

The effect on Harry is brutal. As the book opens, he has descended into an alcoholic
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Lyn
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Devil’s Star is a demonstration of a talented writer hitting his stride and making it look easy.

Nesbo’s creation of Harry Hole, a brilliant investigator but also an alcoholic and a difficult team member, made him a writer to watch and invited comparisons with his wildly successful fellow Scandinavian writer Stieg Larsson. Oslo’s sullen and damaged detective is drawn in classic noir style and exhibits a representative example of the Nordic noir genre: “dark storylines and bleak urban settings
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Mike (the Paladin)
Sep 11, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Excuse me while I put on a helmet and some body armor...see some of my friends here really like this book and this series, and some were apparently waiting to see what I was going to say.

Well, I wasn't overly thrilled with it. I mean how can a book about a serial killer leave me so...meah. First there's the protagonist, a worn out guy who does "his own thing no matter what it costs others". (That's a quote from the book.)

He goes along (till the climax of course) with the "go ahead and fire me" a
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Will Byrnes
In Oslo, our hero, the very, very human Inspector Harry Hole, is trying to survive his alcoholism one day at a time, or is that one bottle at a time? But self-medicating against regular nightmares about horrific events in his past cannot kill the pain, or lessen his fears. His career is on the skids and his soul is under constant pressure from a dark-side member of the force. Hole’s obsession with work has alienated the woman he loves. His need to prove that a fellow cop is responsible for the d ...more
Harry
Here's the thing about the recent popularity of Scandinavian writers and if you're a Nordic Thriller aficionado you couldn't care less about the distinction: the novels are depressed, somber, filled with ennui, a lack of humor, with flawed characters if not suffused with a strong tendency towards determinism; in short, whether you're reading Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, or Jo Nesbo you are likely reading Literary Naturalism. If you live in Scandinavia you might consider this par for the cours ...more
Edward Lorn
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book couldn't have ended any better. I was hooting and hollering and cheering my ass off. My wife and I were supposed to finish MINDHUNTER tonight, but I got to reading this and forgot all about that.

I don't read Nesbø for the plot. His stories are pretty basic mystery/thriller material, all aside from THE REDBREAST. That one had a wonderfully original plot for a crime novel. I also dug all the bouncing around in time that one did. But that was book three. Now I'm on book five and I've fou
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Nancy Oakes
Jo Nesbø is one of the best writers of Scandinavian crime fiction out there today.


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Set in Oslo, Devil's Star features Detective Harry Hole, whose life started zooming out of control when his friend and fellow detective, Ellen Gjelten was murdered while working a case. Harry has spent much of the time since in an alcoholic stupor, neglecting his work to try to catch Ellen's killer, and putting his personal life in the trash. He knows who murdered Ellen, but proving it is a w
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Benji
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Bloody hell, Jo Nesbo is a bit good ain't he?

If you've read any of the Harry Hole thrillers before - and if you haven't, why are you still here? Get to it - The Devil's Star is another dollop of what you've already come to expect from this series: gritty, hard-hitting, intelligent, page-turning crime fiction.

For those familiar with the Oslo Sequence, this is where Hole and Waaler's on-going enmity comes to a head - and it's brilliant. Just as blood-thirsty, violent and dramatic as you would ex
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Ona
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017reads
This is the first Jo Nesbo book I've read — and it will definitely not be the last.

The Devils Star is a good read with a thoughtful plot and believable characters. Harry Hole, the main character works to solve the mystery of a serial killer. But at the same time he's also dealing with a screwed up personal life and the dark suspicion that his colleagues may be involved in murderous criminal activities of their own.
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Μιχάλης
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ας είμαστε ειλικρινεις, η περιληψη θα μπορουσε να ειναι: "Ο Χαρι Χόλε βλεπει τη μπογια να στεγνώνει στον τοιχο του ΚΑΙ ΕΠΙΤΕΛΟΥΣ ΕΡΧΕΤΑΙ ΤΟ ΤΕΛΙΚΟ ΞΕΚΑΘΑΡΙΣΜΑ ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΠΡΙΓΚΙΠΠΑ" και θα το διαβαζα, τοσο πολυ ηθελα να παρω την καθαρση για το αρκ που χτιζεται τρια βιβλια τωρα.
Η κυριως πλοκη με τον κατα συρροή δολοφόνο ειναι λιγο χλιαρη και αυτο βγαζει ΑΠΟΛΥΤΟ νοημα, τοσο ωραια μπορει ο Νεσμπο να σου παιξει με τη συνταγη του whodunnit για να σε κανει να γουσταρεις.
J.P.
Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where would we be in detective fiction without these screwups in private life but brilliant investigators otherwise? Harry Hole when he isn’t investigating is seemingly either blotto or on his way to a bar. He’s always close to being fired for any number of reasons and he’s a ballbuster who nearly gives his boss an ulcer. Harry’s my kind of cop.
If this is a typical Jo Nesbø novel, sheesh have I waited too long before reading him. This is crime fiction at its best. The characters are brilliantly
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Cathy DuPont
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yahoo! Another of the dynamite, curious, loner Harry Hole book finished. My friend Harry R. said I have to read him, Jo Nesbo and his character, Harry Hole.

I did not think, seriously, didn't think I would like Harry Hole. Put me in the Caribbean, the South Seas, Hawaii, anywhere there is beach and palm trees and I'm happy. But cold, dreary weather, not so happy. Hole is in Oslo, Norway! Where it's a heat wave at 77 degrees F.

But after reading Harry R.'s first review, I thought...ok, Harry, my f
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Katerina Paisoglou
Το πρωτο απο τα τεσσερα βιβλια του συγγραφεα που μπορω να πω οτι μου κρατησε αμειωτο το ενδιαφερον ως το τελος , εκοψα ενα αστερι γιατι καταλαβα αμεσα το δολοφονο, σιγουρα θα διαβασω και τα υπολοιπα της σειρας , αν και δεν ξεπερνα τον Μανκελ κανεις στη λιστα μου ....
منى سلامة
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
رواية شيقة جدًا .. تقع في ٣٩٠ صفحة .. استمتعت جدًا بحبكتها الذكية .. أقدر الذكاء كثيرًا في كتابة أدب الجريمة .. وأُحبط سريعًا من الحبكات التي تفتقر إلى الذكاء أو إلى المنطق.

قاتل متسلسل، وضحايا لا يربط بينهم أي خيط ظاهري .. يتولى التحقيق الضابط "هنري" .. سكير ومفتعل للمشكلات وضاق به رئيسه "مولر" ذرعًا حتى تقدم إلى قائد الشرطة بطلب لطرده من عمله.

أجاد الكاتب رسم شخصية "هنري" حتى بت قادرة على سماع ضربات قلبه !
رأيته حيًا يتحرك فوق الأسطر .. لا كلمات جوفاء متراصية .. بل روح حقيقية ابدع الكاتب في خلقها
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Vaso
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ο Χάρι ειναι αποκαρδιώμμενος και το έχει ρίξει στο ποτό. Μια νέα γυναίκα βρίσκεται δολοφονημένη και λόγω καλοκαιρινών αδειών, μπαίνει στο παιχνίδι της αναζήτησης του δολοφόνου. Με την ανακάλυψη και δεύτερου γυναικείου θύματος, το παιχνίδι "χοντραίνει". Τότε, εκεί που οι άλλοι σταματούν, ο Χάρι βλέπει την άκρη και αρχίζει να ξετυλίγει το νήμα. Πολλοί οι άμεσοι ή έμμεσοι εμπλεκόμενοι, γρήγορος ρυθμός πλοκής και εξελίξεις που δεν σταματούν, συνθέτουν άλλη μια περιπέτεια του δημοφιλούς επιθεωρητή.

Τ
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Phrynne
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so enjoying this series and Harry Hole is fast becoming one of my favourite heroes. In this book he is at a very low point in his life, an alcoholic and very close to losing his job and his girlfriend. However he is so smart he can still solve the most intricate crime and bring home the baddy. In fact the baddy is so bad that his rather horrific end is quite pleasurable! If you have not read a Harry Hole book yet then you must but don't start with this one as you really need to know his bac ...more
Sasha
Jun 01, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Norwegian author Jo Nesbø made a big splash now after Stieg Larsson successful "Millenium trilogy" became publishing phenomenon - since Larsson is sadly deceased,attention focused on another writer from the north of Europe and Nesbø is advertised as "new Stieg Larsson". Well,not exactly.

Apparently Nesbø already wrote a whole series of successful crimi novels so this is just one of them,however this was my first introduction to his writing and I must say that I find them incredibly slow and suffe
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Steve
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ouch, that was brutal (but that's the point, right)? First, if you don't know Harry Hole, do NOT start with this one. (Whether you try to read them in the order they were released in the US or in Europe - which, alas, is completely different - that's another story - but don't start with this one, which, arguably, is # 3 (US) or # 5 (Europe), but I can't confirm any of that). In any event, the whole cast (colleagues, friends, lovers, and those who are good, evil, and everything in between) is bac ...more
Sonia
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favoritos
Poco se puede decir a estas alturas de la saga que no se haya dicho ya sobre Jo Nesbø y su personaje Harry Hole. Me quedaré de nuevo con lo obvio. Esta es una novela adictiva que te va a tener en tensión pegado a sus páginas. No sólo te encontrarás con un misterio que estarás deseando resolver sino que además Harry Hole se enfrentará a su peor enemigo y sus más oscuras pesadillas. No vas a poder dejar de leer, quizás como yo devores la segunda mitad del libro de un solo tirón porque no puedes pa ...more
Heba
الألماس الدموي ..
يبتر القاتل المتسلسل اصبع ضحيته..
بين كل جريمة والتى يليها خمسة أيام
و يتم تنفيذها فى تمام الساعة الخامسة
مكان الجريمة الطابق الخامس
هذة هى الشيفرة التى قدمها القاتل للمحقق " هارى" لكى يفك لغزها
لكن ليس هذا ما يبحث عنه " هارى"
هو لا يكتفي بأين وكيف بل لماذا
ما هو الدافع وراء ارتكاب تلك الجرائم المتسلسلة
الذكاء والبراعة وسرعة البديهة ودقة الملاحظة جميعها مجتمعة هنا في الألماس الدموي
لقد خدعنى الكاتب..دفعنى للتفكير في جميع الاحتمالات والتركيز على كل تفصيلة مهما بدت صغيرة أو تافهة
ول
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Ivana Books Are Magic
This was my first novel by Jo Nesbo but I think is safe to say that it won't be my last. I must say, I took to Nesbo's style of writing like duck to water. I felt an instant connection with the story. Very quickly into the novel, I felt transported into this world of his creation and more than willing to play the guessing game. For what makes crime novels so delicious if not the way they make our mind try to put the pieces together?


I really liked the protagonist of this novel, the drinking detec
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Barbara
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A serial killer is murdering people around Oslo, taking a finger from each body and leaving a star-shaped diamond. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to work the case with a colleague he despises, Detective Tom Waaler. Harry is convinced Waaler is a dirty cop who murdered Harry's former partner, but he can't prove it. Moreover, Harry's continuual problems with drinking and not showing up for work don't endear him to his superiors, who don't put much credence in his accusations.

The plot is complex
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Isidora
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast paced story, entertaining and good read. I like the way Nesbo devolops Harrys personality, with a hundred little details. Hole is to be fired from the police and in the beginning he reluctantly does his job, the relationship with Rakel is just a mess, another one alcohol abstinence crisis is a fact. But Harry is still standing and as the story moves on, his personality comes up with its magic. Oslo is atmospheric, as always in Nesbo's books. The man really loves his hometown. But summer hea ...more
Dana Pencu
3,5 Αστέρια! Πολύ καλό αστυνομικό μυθιστόρημα. Πλούσια και συναρπαστική πλοκή, καλοσχεδιασμένη, που παραμένει εντελώς απρόβλεπτη έως την τελευταία στιγμή. Μου άρεσε επίσης και αυτή η μελαγχολική ατμόσφαιρα που έχει και ο ρεαλισμός των σκηνικών και τον ηρώων.
sweet jane
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Όταν ο Nesbo δεν μας ξεναγεί στον πλημμυρισμένο από αλκοόλ κόσμο του Χόλε, μας παγιδεύει στον λαβύρινθο του εγκλήματος. Από εκεί όμως δεν βγαίνεις με κανένα μιτο...
Димитър Цолов
Все повече започвам да харесвам алкохолизирания чешит Хари Хуле. Вкопчен като питбул в поредния заплетен случай, той няма проблем дори да мине от другата страна на закона, за да въздаде справедливост. Звучи клиширано нали? Да, ама когато е замесен перверзен скандинавски мозък (за мен Несбьо си е такъв - в хубавия смисъл на думата) резултатът е разкошотия. Напрежение до самия финал. Безапелационна петорка!
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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, Dokt ...more
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“To have the chance of being loved we have to take a chance on being destroyed inside” 33 likes
“It was as if the demise of the owner had lent the flat a physical void it hadn't had before. At the same time he had the feeling that he wasn't alone. Harry believed in the existence of the soul. Not that he was particularly religious as such, but it was one thing which always struck him when he saw a dead body: the body was bereft of something...the creature had gone, the light had gone,there was not the illusory afterglow that long-since burned-out stars have. The body was missing its soul and it was the absence of the soul that made Harry believe.” 8 likes
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