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Roger Brown uważa się za najbardziej niedocenianego łowcę głów w Norwegii. Ma zbyt piękną żonę i zbyt drogą willę, dlatego zbyt często musi kraść dzieła sztuki. Kiedy poznaje Clasa Greve’a, szczęśliwego posiadacza bezcennego obrazu Rubensa, niezwłocznie postanawia wykorzystać szansę i zrobić decydujący krok w stronę finansowej niezależności.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 10th 2011 by Wydawnictwo Dolnośląskie (first published 2008)
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Oh, my! The sheer beauty of this novel lies in its perfectly dysfuntional characters. And when I say dysfunctional, I mean it. They are definitely at least halfway psychopathic. It affects you just like a car crash, which you don't want to look at but are forced to by that ancient part of your brain, the reptilian one, that would have you pay attention to the stuff of dangers in order to protect you in case something similar ever happens to yo
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Steve
Nov 06, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s check your brain at the door time. If this actually won best novel in Norway in 2008 (Norwegian Book Club Prize), it must be more a commentary on the sad state of Norwegian literature in that particular year. Although, perhaps out of sentimentality for Nesbo, I am still recommending it. A good beach or airline read. Nothing more. It pretty much relies on one plot twist, some rather unbelievable developments and collusions, not one character is likeable, and there is no real character develo ...more
Phrynne
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4000-books
I never thought I would say this about a Jo Nesbø book but this one was a very average read. I found it difficult to get past how totally ridiculous the main character was with his delusions of grandeur and then parts of the plot were just too far fetched to be readable. (the sewage scene was both disgusting and ludicrous).

Things picked up once the real chase was on and Roger Brown started to use his brain and other people's guns to great effect. And then the author dumped one of the silliest en
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David Staniforth
This is the first Jo Nesbo book I’ve read; it certainly won’t be the last.

I had expected a police procedural, but was pleasantly surprised to find something different. The main character is a corporate headhunter who also happens to steal fine art in order to fund a lavish lifestyle.

The story grabbed me from the opening with an element of intrigue, and then kept hold with its twists and consistent pace. It has to be said that many elements stretched the bounds of credibility, which may cause so
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Saša
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dakle, kako je prosao moj prvi susret sa Nesbø?
Vrlo dobro, mogu reci i prilicno sam zadovoljan.
Nesbø pise lako i jasno, odlican storyteller, stranice lete, a ni karakterizacija mu ne ide lose.
Glavni lik u knjizi je odlicno odradjen, njegova razmisljanja su vrlo zabavna, a ni ostali likovi ne zaostaju mnogo.

Vec posle nekoliko stranica uvucen si u pricu (zaplet), i nema pustanja do samog kraja.
I jedino me taj kraj nije bas odusevio, Jo je malo vise iskomplikovao nego sto je trebalo cini mi se,
a
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Matt
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Nesbø moves away from his police procedurals to offer this highly intriguing story that offers up excitement on par with any Harry Hole novel. Roger Brown has made a niche for himself as a corporate headhunter in Oslo's business world. While his commissions pay him well, Brown finds himself living a luxurious lifestyle; one that requires a second and more lucrative paycheque. During interviews, Brown finds himself fishing for personal information about candidates, particularly surrounding their ...more
Barbara

FYI: This book is a standalone, with no connection to Jo Nesbo's "Harry Hole" series.

*****

Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter in Oslo, Norway who prides himself on being the best in his profession. He wears expensive designer clothes, drives a classy car, and lives in an elegant home.




To top it off, Roger - who's self-conscious about being short - is thrilled to be married to tall, beautiful, blonde Diana. To keep Diana happy (and to make up for the abortion he convinced her to have) Roger re
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Michael
A clever and elegant portrait of the dark excesses of our corporate culture as revealed through a desperate cat-and-mouse game between figures reaching for the top of the heap. My moderate rating reflects only my personal level of pleasure, in the same way that I can admire a painting such as Munch’s “The Scream” without wanting to dwell with it very long.

Roger Brown is an effete, manipulating cad who strives to be the best as his executive headhunting agency, Alfa, in Oslo. You can’t appreciat
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Brian
Apr 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Because there is nothing that makes a man grow beyond his own stature than a woman telling him she loves him.”

“Headhunters” is the second Jo Nesbo novel I have read. I will read others.
This book was given to me by a friend who loved it…I liked it. It is a short novel and a quick read that is well plotted and has more than a few twists and turns, most of which I did not see coming. Most of which are plausible and worked, and a few which required me to take a larger leap than I was willing to tak
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Negativni
Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Malo sam se umorio od kompleksnijih (znanstveno fantastičnih) romana, pa sam u posljednjem pohodu u knjižnicu birao što tanje knjige. A na ovaj roman Joa Nesbøa me nagovorio Goran sa svojim zabavnim osvrtom.

Knjižničarka se samo nasmijala kada sam pitao da li ima što za posuditi od Joa Nesbøa. No ipak sam našao baš ovaj roman među izloženim knjigama metar i pol od nje. Rekoh: a šta je ovo? A ona: da, dobro, ima taj.

Uglavnom, Jo je onda strpljivo čekao da konačno dovršim Iain M. Banksov "Surface D
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Lobstergirl
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tom Cotton

When you create a character who looks like a manga figure (as the author asserts), you make her favorite artist Damien Hirst, and "Damien" is her choice for passcode to a home security system, and also the name of the would-be child her husband forced her to abort, common sense says that this is the bottom of the barrel. Things can only go up from here. Nesbø contravenes this dictum, giving us characters we suppose are human, even though they act like no humans anyone has ever seen anywhere, and
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Marko Radosavljevic
Retko koja knjiga me kupi od prve stranice.Ova je to uspela.Savršen krimi roman,drugi Nesbeov koji čitam,i definitivno je na mojoj worship listi pisaca.Preporučujem svakome ko voli inteligentni visokooktanski teiler.Nesbe na mojoj polici zauzima počasno mesto i rado ga preporučujem za čitanje
Nan
Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: once-was-plenty
Okay, I did like Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I love Kenneth Branaugh in PBS' Wallander, and I like shopping at IKEA, but that doesn't mean everything from Scandinavia is equally good. Headhunters is Exhibit A. It IS a fast-moving, competently written mystery, but the first-person character is unlikeable (which he knows! and trades on!), and the scene in the outhouse is among the most disgusting I've ever read. The ending? Unbelievable--and I mean that in a bad way.
batsaki
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Δεν νομίζω να μου πήρε πάνω από 8ώρες.
Αρκετα καλό, γρήγορος ρυθμός.
Ότι πρέπει για να περάσει η ώρα!
Λίνα Θωμάρεη
Readathon 2017 7/26: Ένα βιβλίο που αναβάλλετε συνεχώς να διαβάσετε.


Jo Nesbo: Ένας συγγραφέας που α) όλοι τον έχουμε ακούσει και β) σχεδόν όλοι τον έχουνε διαβάσει...
Εγώ μέχρι και προχθές άνηκα στο α) κομμάτι....

Το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο είχα την τύχη να μου το δωρίσουν στην Έκθεση βιβλίου που γίνεται κάθε καλοκαίρι στο Πασαλιμάνι από τις ίδιες τις εκδόσεις. Ήταν το βιβλίο που πίστευαν ότι θα με κάνουν να αγαπήσω αυτόν τον συγγραφέα... Γιατί όμως άργησα να το διαβάσω?
Διότι 1ον δεν μου άρεσε το εξώφ
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Lisa Sansone
Sep 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Typical Nesbo (of late). Why have two or three plot twists, when you can have five or six (indeed, as usual, the last twist may have been one way-too-many). I personally thought it was more engaging before it turned into a corporate espionage thriller (i.e., when it was just about a cocky man being cuckholded by an even cockier man). I still prefer thrillers that are either 1) more connected with "real" issues and themes (see le Carre, Menking, Larsson, Steinhauer), or 2) are more satisfying as ...more
Krbo
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
da, bio sam u pravu, stvarno jako zabavan i lagan krimić.

ako ste prvo pogledali film (kao ja) malo će vam pokvariti doživljaj prvog čitanja jer će vam stalno glumci i scene filma biti pred očima no s druge strane film je jako vjeran knjizi i jako dobro napravljen.

takvima kao ja knjiga će dopuniti unutarnje dijaloge, a neki su nezamjenjivi jer vrve crnim humorom.

o čemu razmišlja osoba koja roni u septičkoj jami vanjskog WC???

saznajte :)


sve preporuke i knjizi i filmu
Bettie☯
Read by Seán Barrett

Description: With Headhunters, Jo Nesbø has crafted a funny, dark, and twisted caper story worthy of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers. Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes: Gre
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Evangelia
Feb 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read2017
*3,5 αστέρια* (πραγματικά πρέπει να αρχίσουν να μπαίνουν και μισά αστεράκια.)
Δεύτερη επαφή με το Nesbo, αλλά δε νομίζω ότι έγινα ακόμη νεσμπομανιακιά. Ίσως δεν έχω βρει ακόμη το σωστό βιβλίο του που θα πω ουάο. Οι κυνηγοί κεφαλών ωστόσο, είναι ένα βιβλίο που έχει στοιχεία έκπληξης και καλής γραφής. Είναι μικρό, με γρήγορη δράση και διαβάζεται εύκολα. Από το γεγονός ότι σκεφτόμουν πότε θα πάω σπίτι να το συνεχίσω, συμπεραίνω ότι ναι μου άρεσε. Το κολπάκι στην αρχή του βιβλίου με την αποκάλυψη ενό
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Luanne Ollivier
Sep 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great cover eh? Take a second look at it....creepy and clever. And so is the author Jo Nesbo. I picked up Headhunters thinking that it would feature Nesbo's recurring series character Detective Harry Hole. I started reading, realized that it wasn't and felt slightly disappointed. But I lost that feeling about 10 pages in. Nesbo has written an ingenious, intricately plotted stand alone thriller that had me hooked from start to finish.

Roger Brown is a professional recruiter, a 'headhunter'
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Vaso
Jan 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story is written in a fast pace, with mystery and a couple of twists in the end. I didn’t actually liked the main character and his actions/beliefs, but I enjoyed how the story went. I think that most of the readers (including myself), chose it because of its author, Jo Nesbo.
Goran Gluščić
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jo Nesbø pravio mi je probleme odmah u startu. Ne svojim tekstom, već činjenicom da je njegove knjige gotovo nemoguće pronaći u gradskoj knjižnici. Barem je meni tako bilo. Dvoumio sam se između dvije knjige 'Sin' i 'Lovci na glave', ali usprkos tome što riječka knjižnica ima pet ili više primjeraka obje knjige - sve su bile vani! Isto važi i za ostale njegove stvari!

Naravno, to me još više zaintrigiralo jer, pas mater, ako je čovjek baš TOLIKO čitan ili je žešći triler pulp koji kućanice stvar
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Kristin
I love the Harry Hole series, but this book was waaaaaaaaay too gross for me. Objectively I can definitely see the skill required to write this plot with style, but subjectively... yuck. I think someone blurbed it saying it was a witty caper in the vein of Tarantino or the Coen brothers, and that is EXACTLY what it reminded me of. So if that's your sort of thing, you'll probably love it. Me, I'm sticking with Inspector Hole.
Lesley
Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
I liked this book, but not because I liked a single one of the characters in it. In fact, I was about 50 pages in when I decided that the protagonist is a despicable person who deserves whatever’s coming to him. And yet, I didn’t stop reading. Within the next 50 pages, I became hooked. I still didn’t sympathize with any of the characters, but I was enthralled by the drama that played out, compelled to find out what twisted, messed-up thing was going to happen next. Although some parts are ridicu ...more
Anachronist


“An artist who maintains that he has been misunderstood is almost always a bad artist who, I’m afraid to say, has been understood.” (loc. 773)

“The world is full of people who pay serious money for bad pictures by good artists. And mediocre heads on tall bodies.” (loc. 518)

“Noble, loyal souls are often handicapped by loyalty to even the basest of individuals. Well, especially the base individuals.”


Synopsis:

Roger Brown, the narrator of this novel is one of the best Norvegian corporate headhu
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Daiva
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
I certainly had some ups and downs with this one. More ups though – as the rating suggests. There’s just something about Scandinavian writers. They’re quite explicit in terms of how they describe certain events – all that shit going down (probably only those who have read this book will understand what I mean by it and get the reference), but yeah… no stopping with them. And even though you’re grouse out by those descriptions you just can’t seem to put a book away.

Also, I got to give pros to Nes
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Paul
Sep 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Paul by: Shelf Awareness
The central character in this thriller is not Nesbo’s Harry Hole, but rather a headhunter named Roger Brown. He claims that he has never nominated a candidate for a job that was not, in the end, offered. So he’s quite good at his game. But Roger doesn’t play just one game. He lives a lavish lifestyle and his wife is a struggling gallery owner who relies on him for financial support. So Roger must supplement his income – which he does by dabbling in art theft. This is another role in which he exc ...more
Steven Godin
After Scandinavian crime noir seemed to take the world by storm, I though the time had come to give it a go. If Jo Nesbø is the leading force in this genre, then I clearly picked one of his lesser efforts, as this was nothing like the tense thriller I thought it would be. In fact, it was rather like a whimper than a bang. Roger Brown, is a sort of an anti-hero who has five golden rules of art theft. He proceeds to demonstrate his manipulative gifts by bending a client to his will while extractin ...more
Mohammed M. Sheikh
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Headhunters a thriller novel by Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo. Roger Brown whose work is to find the best candidate for a certain job, though he is best at his job but it is getting hard for him to maintain their luxurious life and the expense of his wife’s art gallery. One job he do secretly that is art theft..one day at his wife’s art opining he meets Clas Greve, who can be the perfect finding for him for a CEO job, and some how he find that clas owns a art of Peter Paul Rubens that is lost since ...more
Vicky Ziliaskopoulou
Δεν μπόρεσα. Δεν τα βρήκαμε. Κάπου στην 50 σελίδα το άφησα, δεν υπήρχε λόγος να παιδευόμαστε και εγώ και το βιβλίο.
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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
“When I propose a candidate for a job I don't do it because the person in question is the best but because he is the one the client will employ. I provide them with a head that is good enough, placed on a body they want. [...] The world is full of people who pay serious money for bad pictures by good artists. And mediocre heads on tall bodies.” 15 likes
“An artist who maintains that he has been misunderstood is almost always a bad artist who, I’m afraid to say, has been understood.” 7 likes
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