“Nesbø’s storytelling abilities are incomparable. Nemesis is crime novel as art form and great entertainment.”
The #1 international bestseller from one of the most celebrated crime writers in Europe--the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman--Jo Nesbø’s extraordinary thriller Nemesis features Norwegian homicide detective Harry Hole, “the next in the lon...more
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Jo Nesbo’s surly and reclusive Norwegian detective Harry Hole (pronounced Hooleh) is back in 2002’s Nemesis. Nesbo established Hole in The Bat and Cockroaches and then produced a phenomenal novel with his 2000 novel The Redbreast – one the genre’s best, akin to Stieg Larsson in narrative quality. Hole is engaged to investigate a bank robbery that went wrong, resulting in the death of a bank teller. A wider network of evil is uncovered and Hole is heavily ...more
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I was nowhere near as impressed with Nemesis as I was Harry Hole's previous outing, The Redbreast. This one was nothing more than your average detective/bank heist story. The emotional impact of the tale did not match the previous installment either. But I think I mostly didn't care for this story ...more
In this 4th book in the 'Harry Hole' series, the detective gets involved in dual investigations. The book can be read as a standalone.
Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo police is an alcoholic who's trying to stay on the wagon. That's hard for the detective, who tends to follow his own rules and infuriates his bosses. In this book Harry gets involved with two investigations: a bank heist that left a female employee dead; and the alleged suicide of a young woman.
To investigate the bank robbery ...more
One thing that I really do like about this series is Hole himself, the flawed protagonist with his demons with alcohol is very much the focus of these stories.
The fact that he wakes up with no recollection from the previous evening's dinner with an old flame instantly makes his colleges think his been drinking again.
When her body is found in myster ...more
I do find that I have to keep my wits about me while reading Nesbo's books, often needing to thumb back a few chapters to reread bits and pieces that may have seemed insignificant at the time. It ...more
Harry Hole is revisited by an old girlfriend from his more addictive years and somehow she ends up dead and Harry is the most obvious perpetrator.
A bank gets robbed and a women working in the bank gets killed in cold blood for no obvious reason but the manager was too slow i ...more
When a teller is shot and killed in a dramatic bank robbery, Oslo homicide detective Harry Hole is assigned to the team investigating the crime. But Harry, a recovering alcoholic with a ton of other issues, does not work well with others and soon finds himself investigating apart from the larger team, assisted only by a young detective and video analyst, Bea ...more
I really enjoyed the mystery on this one, how it split off into multiple different little mysteries and then how they all came back together in the end. I was actually quite clueless until the very last moment regarding the whodunit portion of the story. I thought I had it all sorted out but was pleasantly surprised when I realized I was wrong. *GASP* Yes, I totally did just admit to being wrong a ...more
This book is the fourth in the Harry Hole series and the second in what is called The Oslo Trilogy. The story is complex and multi-layered. It's almost breathtaking when all the pieces fall into place at the end.
It's hard to write too much without giving away spoilers. Let me just say that I think all hell is going to break loose in the next book in the series. ...more
Nemesis is the fourth in the Harry Hole series by leading Norwegian author Jo Nesbø and introduces Beate Lønn, a forensic operator wit ...more
Harry, when he was a bit more active, pestered me until I read the first couple of books in the HH series. After that I was hooked by Harry Hole.
He is in my top three characters who I really love and enjoy reading. (This is a character from authors who are still alive and writing i.e. Michael Connelley.)
So thanks, Harry!
And remember that Harry is my "go to" person for all things Scandinavian. He can tell you how to pronounce Hole ...more
I know exactly what I felt at the beginning of Nemesis (and through three quarters of the plot):
I thought, it was one of the best mystery books I ever read.
And then...the final spurt towards the finishing line...and...my initial sensations about my reading orgasm went rapidly downwards. And, believe or not, I finished it, if not confused, but more conflicted than I'd like to.
The Book#4 in the series is VERY VERY complex. Many ...more
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This is actually the second in the series and I have to say I found it better overall than a couple of his later ones. It is interesting going backwards and read of the events alluded to in Harry's future. Witnessing the beginning of his relationship with Rakel, probing the roots of the animosity between him and certain co-workers, indeed, the department in general. Yes, Harry gets his man. But at w ...more
I loved the book. The story was great, therefore its shiny stars. Why not five? Hmmk, lemme tell you...the audiobook narrator was absolutely HORRIBLE. Monotone, flat, painful. I almost did not listen to the story because of him. Is this Nesbo's fault? Hmm...maybe. I don't know if authors have a saying on who reads their books or if they listen to them prior to the release. If it was not Nesbo I would have quit and ...more
The best so far.
This series is exciting, varied, one visits with Harry exotic places, travels to the past, experiences his successes and failures. That makes him human, real and very interesting. I know now that Harry and I are making big friends.
A delightful change in my reading habits.
And even if the Snowman got no good movie reviews, I have to watch this soon....... ...more
Harry Hole is part of a joint investigation with Robbery department of a bank robbery gone wrong. When the escalations in robberies happen with more daring savagery, Hole starts a parallel investigation with Boete (wonderkid) and an extremely well connected gypsy ex-robber doing time playing mind games.
That is just the beginning. He gets a call from a ex- ...more
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