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A Raiz do Ódio (Vik & Stubø #4)

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Oslo, numa fria tarde de dezembro. Uma criança descalça anda perdida pelas ruas. Está prestes a ser atropelada por um elétrico, quando, no último momento, é salva por um desconhecido que surge do nada. Pouco depois, sussurra à sua mãe, a criminalista Inger Johanne Vik, ainda mal refeita do susto: «A senhora estava morta…» A partir daí, Johanne e a sua família veem-se envol ...more
Paperback, 382 pages
Published 2011 by Contraponto (first published 2008)
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This book has Casualty syndrome, as - to a lesser extent - do some of the others in this series. You start getting to know perfectly nice separate bunches of characters, and just as you develop a soft spot for them, you hear about something horrible happening to them or their family.

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Come al solito la Holt parte lentamente per poi sferrare il colpo finale e chiudere la storia velocemente, riassumendo poi il tutto. Un classico.
Beh, qui ci sono vari omicidi, tutti - per un verso o per l'altro - riconducibili ai crimini d'odio.
Dietro ognuno di essi, le storie personali delle vittime, che danno un po' di sale al romanzo.
Male non è, ma non è nemmeno la migliore Holt che io abbia letto.

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Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't actually finish this book. I got two thirds in and then gave up because it just wasn't exciting enough for me. There were too many characters and sub plots and too much time was spent on description and explaining things that the momentum was just lost. There cane a point when I forgot what the point if the story was so I had to give up.
Danilo De rossi
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Libro molto accattivante, seppure risulti un po’ troppo cupo nella parte iniziale.
La Holt dispiega una trama ricca di personaggi e di filoni narrativi, che pazientemente finiscono per intrecciarsi, dando vita ad un giallo piacevole e scorrevole da leggere. Molto interessante il modo in cui l’autrice affronta il tema di come l’omosessualità sia vissuta dai radicalismi religiosi, da parte chi pensa di conoscere il pensiero di Dio, ma che in realtà non lo conosce affatto. Interessante anche il pro
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Llegué a este libro por recomendación de un señor del bibliometro, y sigo agradeciéndolo porque me gustó bastante.
Como es el primero que leo de Anne Holt, me compliqué un buen rato con los nombres y géneros de los personajes, así como en las abundantes historias que se cuentan. Me chocó un poco el rol de madre de Inger Johanne, pero supongo que es porque no tengo hijos y todo eso.
En realidad no tenía idea de qué iba el libro, y la violencia que describe no supera la grata sorpresa que significa
Lynda Kelly
This isn't her best by a long way. It started really well and I was gripped but all the way through right up till the very end she was introducing new characters and I'd sort of switched off as it was becoming way too hard to follow. Also, because some chapters are written by goodness knows who till later on it just added to the general bafflement for me.
I wasn't keen on the ending, either-all too heavy-going for my liking. I did think that her youngest daughter who is almost 5 speaks in a way t
Ashleigh Willett
Interesting story line, though bit of waffling and over explaining at times.
Christine Van Heertum
Une enquête très lente sans rebondissements tout au long de ses 570 pages, des personnages relativement fades auxquels il est difficile de s'accrocher, et un dénouement qui n'en est pas un ... en ce qui me concerne, à oublier ...
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
My rating: 3.5
little slow to get going, but really comes together well at the end
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For the profiler, Johanne Vik, a Christmas time wedding at an elegant Oslo hotel is forever spoiled by discovering her daughter singing, barefooted, on railroad tracks. Dressed only in a thin nightgown, the child's life is saved by a dark and mysterious stranger. So much for the opening of this strange tale of murders and hate groups. As usual, author Anne Holt manages to cast a spiderweb of details and parallel stories that collide together with screeching logic, only at the end. This volume co ...more
Aunque en algún momento la trama se torna inquietante, no ha conseguido engancharme (solamente lo ha hecho la historia relacionada con Kristiane). Creo que se ha debido en gran medida a que aparecen muchos personajes y, sobre todo, a lo ajenos y extraños que me resultan sus nombres. En muchas ocasiones no sabía siquiera si era un personaje femenino o masculino. Además, aparecen dos personajes varones con el mismo nombre. Todo ello ha hecho que tuviera que estar constantemente replanteándome quié ...more
Rog Harrison
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure why I borrowed this from the library as I had never heard of Anne Holt and had not realised she was Norwegian.

This book really got under my skin. There are deaths which later turn out to be murders and there are various characters with secrets so as you read you do not understand what is really going on until the author ties it all up neatly at the end. I will definitely seek out more of the author's books.
Nov 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plot was a bit a stretch, and it was wound up altogether a bit too quickly and neatly. However if you like crime books, and particularly Scandinavian crime books, this is worth a read.
Oct 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Questa autrice ha avuto da qualche anno a questa parte una grande involuzione.Non riesco più a finire un suo libro.Noiosa.
Rebeca Lindquist
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Så har Holt gjort det igen, en bok som jag hade svårt att lägga ifrån mig.
Glen Marrow
Mar 15, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
50% in and I am still not sure why I bothered. a Truly awful book with no hook at all and seemingly no point. Even if the second half was brilliant it could not make up for wasting the hour to read the first half (picked it up a dozen times and kept losing interest). One of only a handful of books I have ever put down before I finished it and not gone back to.
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It wasn't until after I started reading the Book that I realised I had seen this adaptation on TV under a different title .. One of the better stories in the Series. With multiple murders, all the twists and turns trying to make a link, find a suspect, made it more intriguing and enjoyable. I think that the weaving in of their private life into the story made it flow much better.
Jul 18, 2013 rated it liked it

Como é a raiz do ódio? Onde começa, como se alimenta para crescer até ramificar e destruir tudo à sua volta?

Este livro, o primeiro que li da Roda dos livros, foi uma ótima surpresa. Definitivamente Anne Holt entrou para a minha lista de autores favoritos.

O livro começa com uma criança especial, Kristiane, a caminhar descalça numa noite gelada das ruas de Oslo. É salva, in extremis, por um desconhecido. Johanne, a mãe da criança, não compreende quando ela lhe diz “A senhora estava morta”.

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Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Johanne Vik is possibly the most pathetic annoying protagonist ever.
This book is slightly disturbing in the subject matter. Hate crimes against gays and lesbians.
Kristiane Johanne's daughter we see her at the start of the book in her nightgown singing in the snow. Then a tram comes towards her,a nd she's quickly pulled away. Johanne sees this and slaps the man, for his efforts. it is things like this that make Johanne Vik utterly repugnant. and vile, she cares little for other people's thoughts
Sep 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-stories
Gotteszahl ist der vierte Fall um den Ermittler Yngvar Stubø, die zweite Reihe nach der um die Polizeikommissarin Hanne Wilhelmsen, mit der Anne Holt hierzulande erfolgreich wurde.

In Bergen geschieht ein graumsamer Mord: die engagierte Bischöfin Lysgaard wird an den Weihnachtsfeiertagen erstochen aufgefunden, im einige hundert Kilometer entfernten Oslo eine stark verweste Leiche aus dem Wasser gezogen. Motive sind in beiden Fällen nicht erkennbar... Dann wird Kommissar Yngvar Stubø in die Küsten
Kate Neilan
I picked up Fear Not from the ‘Scandi-Crime’ stand in my local chain bookshop on a whim, having previously read 1222, the last in Holt’s other series, about a female police officer, which I’d really enjoyed - it’s a great example of a locked-room murder mystery in a snowy setting. Again, my it’s-not-the-first-in-the-series curse struck again. This is in fact ‘Vik and Stubo #4’, according to Goodreads. Never mind, I thought, I might as well give it a try.
In fact, I didn’t feel I’d missed out on p
Es gibt eine ganze Reihe von Morden in Bergen und Oslo - oder besser Toten. Eine ermordete Bischöfin, ein toter Asylbewerber der aus dem Wasser gefischt wird, eine heroinsüchtige junge Frau stürzt aus dem Fenster, ihr Bruder wird in einem Park niedergeschlagen und noch ein, zwei mehr. Wer den Klappentext zuvor nicht gelesen hat, wird keinerlei Verbindungen erkennen, erste Anhaltspunkte tauchen ab der Mitte des Buches auf. Dort wird eine ominöse "Gruppe 25" eher beiläufig eingeführt, religiöse Fa ...more
'Si es novela negra, no pasa de cuatro estrellas'... Es lo que tiene leer tanto, que uno acaba por desarrollar hasta sus propios aforismos literarios.

Y como también los medios puntos son habituales, en 3 1/2 lo dejamos, porque aunque la cosa convence, tampoco encanta. Ya se sabe lo que me pasa a mí con los nórdicos en este género, que les encuentro, precisamente, cierto encanto relacionado con el carácter y la ambientación de sus historias, más apegadas a lo íntimo y familiar, a lo pequeño, que
Jan 23, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: norway


ANNE HOLT spent two years working for the Oslo Police Department before founding her own law firm and serving as Norway’s Minister for Justice during 1996–1997. Her first book was published in 1993 and she has subsequently developed two series: the Hanne Wilhel
Roberta Moeschter
Another mesmerizing novel by Holt. This is filled with faith, hope, hopelessness, greed, humanity, sacrifice, fanaticism, and so much more. The characters Holt develops are very true in their relationships. Too many protagonists in mysteries seem larger than life and untouchable. Hers are quite fallible and human.
I greatly enjoyed the prologue to the book. It added a touch that I think really summarily wraps up this novel. I particularly like this exchange. It will be a bit of a spoiler so be a
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy the details as well as the many strands that weave and interconnect until the conclusion. I am sorry this is the final book in this series as I am curious to be part of the Vik/Stubo family. By the way WHY was Marianne in the basement of the hotel?
Apr 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I spent the first 50% of the book (quite literally, hurrah for ebooks) terribly confused but impressed by the bodycount. Then the rest of it thinking OMG HE DID IT or OMG THEY'RE ALL GOING TO DIE. and my iPhone is posting this review every time I finish a sentence. I enjoyed it very much. I think my main criticisms would be some clunky exposition, and overuse of the 'this character is doing something' [end paragraph] 'other character in different location is doing the same thing' linking meme. A ...more
Costea Constantin
28 decembrie, o seară liniştită, în capitala Norvegiei. Nimeni nu simte în aer mirosul morţii.

În Oslo e linişte şi calm: sărbătorile de iarnă bat la uşă, oamenii sunt puşi pe distracție, străzile sunt scăldate în lumini. Dar spiritul Crăciunului e alungat cu brutalitate de un şir de crime oribile: un imigrant care ajunge să se prostitueze, un artist plastic pe punctul de a da lovitura, o femeie-episcop ce militează pentru interzicerea avortului şi alte câteva persoane sunt victimele unui ucigaş
Jay Caselberg
Okay, so this is another novel I am two minds about. As a straight crime novel it's good as it goes. Another one of the rash of Scandi writers all over the crime genre. Oslo, an intriguing opening scene and then quite readable. Holt has an interesting literary tic in which she echoes from one passage to the next, quite deliberately, but after a while, it just became annoying. Then as the book progressed, being virtually beaten with the gay agenda was a little like reading a sermon. Hate group, c ...more
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Anne Holt was born in Larvik, grew up in Lillestrøm and Tromsø, and moved to Oslo in 1978. She graduated with a law degree from the University of Bergen in 1986, and went on to work for The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) and then the Oslo Police Department, earning her right to practice as a lawyer in Norway. In 1990 she returned to NRK, where she worked one year as a journalist and anch ...more
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