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Nemesis (Harry Hole #4)

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Gripping and surprising, Nemesis is a nail-biting thriller from one of the biggest stars in crime fiction.


Grainy closed-circuit television footage shows a man walking into an Oslo bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells the young woman to count to twenty-five. When the robber doesn't get his money in time, the cashier is executed, and two million Norwegian kro

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Hardcover, 480 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 2002)
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Lyn
Jun 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

The Good.

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
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Edward Lorn
Upon completing this book, I rated it three stars. After a month's time and much thought, I cannot say that I really liked it all that much. I've decided to drop my rating to two stars, and here's why:

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
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Robert
Sometimes I feel as though I’m genetically hardwired to be a contrarian. Not because I actually like being different than everyone else or going against popular opinion, nor do I actually want to stand on the mountaintop and scream “All you fuckers are wrong.” Because let’s face it, it’s easy to follow everyone else, to march in line and in step, even if it sometimes means you’re headed for a cliff or the occasional mountain lion. Nor do I get some sort of sick, demented pleasure from bashing ot ...more
Phrynne
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a big, thick chunky book but I raced through it. On the cover Jo Nesbø is likened to Stieg Larsson but he is nothing like. Nesbø wastes not a single word in description or lengthy explanation. He just tells a great story with plenty of action and lots of great police work. I really enjoy Harry Hole as a character. He may be flawed but he must be nice because all the best people like him and the bad ones do not. And although he makes plenty of mistakes - he has to otherwise there would no ...more
Matthew
Yet another series I keep pushing through, hoping it will get better because I have heard so many good things. This one fell completely flat. The story was disjointed. I didn't understand the relationships between the characters. Most of the time I had no idea what was going on or why. I understood the resolution, but I don't think I cared anymore. I spent the last 200 pages or so on autopilot feeling like it ended about 20 times but at the same time feeling like it was never going to end.

I wil
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Barbara

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 infuriate his bosses. In this book Harry gets involved with two investigations: a bank heist that left a woman employee dead; and the alleged suicide of a young woman.

To investigate the bank robbery Harry and his partner Beate Lønn - who can remember every face she's ever seen - study CCTV tapes of the holdup. These provide clues that le
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Anna
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ο Χάρι Χόλε βρίσκεται μπλεγμένος από εκεί που δεν θα το περίμενε ποτέ, όταν μια πρώην (αλλά πολύ παλιά πρώην) αγαπημένη του βρίσκεται νεκρή και αυτός είναι ανάμεσα στους βασικούς υπόπτους, καθώς ήταν μαζί της το βράδυ πριν πεθάνει. Ο ίδιος, τύφλα στο ποτό που δεν θυμάται πότε ήπιε, δεν θυμάται επίσης τίποτα από όσα έγιναν εκείνο το βράδυ. Προσπαθώντας, λοιπόν, να ξεδιαλύνει το θολό μυστήριο γύρω από τις δικές του κινήσεις και τις συνθήκες θανάτου της νεαρής κοπέλας, εισάγεται στην κουλτούρα των ...more
Μιχάλης
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Διαβάστηκε μέσα σε 24 ώρες, αν αυτό σας λέει κάτι.
Pageturner αστυνομικό με τα όλα του. Γραφή που ρέει, πολύ δουλεμένη πλοκή και με έναν ρυθμό που σε κρατάει από το γιακά όσο σου πετάει μικρές πληροφορίες και ανατροπές και χαρακτήρες που, χωρίς να ξεχωρίζουν, σου μένουν και διακρίνονται ο ένας από τον άλλον. Μην περιμένετε γραφή που θα σας εκτοξεύσει (αν και το βιβλίο είναι μετάφραση από την αγγλική μετάφραση, δε θα μου έκανε εντύπωση αν ο Nesbo είναι κανένας βιτρουόζος της πένας και όλη του η ομ
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Melissa
Jul 20, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yikes
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Paul Curd
There really should be a health warning or spoiler alert printed on the cover of this book. It is the third of Jo Nesbø's Harry Hole series of detective novels to be translated into English. The first was The Devil's Star, but actually The Devil's Star turns out to be the third in the series and very much the sequel to Nemesis. For some reason, the novels have been translated and published in the UK out of sequence (I guess the reason is they published the best one first to test the water . . .) ...more
Heba
...هذا العمل يبدو من أوائل الروايات البوليسية التى كتبها " جو نيسبو" لإنه يفتقد الاحترافية التى تلمستها في الاعمال التي سبق لى قراءتها للكاتب
كما إنني استطعت الكشف عن القاتل من جملة قصيرة وردت في البداية ومعرفة سارق المصرف من الوهلة الأولى
وكأن عقل الكاتب كان مزخماً بالأفكار والمواقف المشوقة والمتسارعة فأراد أن يلقيها كلها مرة واحدة على الورق ولذا هناك جريمة قتل يتورط فيها المحقق "هارى " نفسه و أخرى هى عمليات متسلسلة من سرقة المصارف
كما إن ملامح شخصية المحقق "هارى" لم تكن اكتملت بعد تكاد تكون صور
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James Thane
Jul 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nemesis is a complex psychological thriller that weaves together the strands of two different investigations that prove to be interrelated.

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
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James
Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harry Hole returns in the fourth book in the series by Jo Nesbø (although only the second, translated ably, by Don Bartlett) and follows on from Redbreast . Some time has passed between the two novels, although it's not entirely clear how much - not enough to change the other people around him too much or for him to have ruined his relationship with Rakel (surely only a matter of time) or to have forgotten the murder of his partner, Ellen, but enough for there to be a new girl on the force - Be ...more
Emily
Συνεχίζεται ανοδικά η πορεία του συγγραφέα με κάθε βιβλίο του να είναι καλύτερο από τα προηγούμενα.
Ο ήρωας του είναι απόλυτα ανθρώπινος, με τα δικά του βάσανα και προβλήματα που τον κάνουν απολύτως συμπαθή.

Σε αυτήν την περιπέτεια, ο Χάρι Χόλε έχει βυθιστεί στην κατάθλιψη, απαρηγόρητος για το θάνατο της συνεργάτιδας του και κάνει ακόμα μια συνειδητή προσπάθεια να απέχει από το αλκοόλ. Συγκατοικεί στο γραφείο του με τον Χάλβορσεν, για τον οποίο αποτελεί ένα είδος μέντορα, έχοντας το ρίξει στους πο
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Slávek Rydval
Světový zájem o severskou kriminálku zřejmě rozpoutal Stieg Larsson svým Miléniem. Bohužel to má i ten důsledek, že se k nám ze Skandinávie tahají romány, které lze bez okolků označit za silně podprůměrné čtivo pro masy (a tedy intelektuálně člověka sotva obohacující). Jedním takovým zastupitelem, který je (naprosto špatně) kriminálním románem označován, je Nemesis od Joa Nesboa.

Povězme si, co vlastně nutí vydavatele knihu zařadit do kategorie kriminální žánr:
1) Je z prostředí (kmininální) polic
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Tony
Feb 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nesbo, Jo. NEMESIS. (2002; U.S. 2008). ****. Nesbo is an international best-selling author from Norway. His earlier book, “The Redbreast,” was his initial claim to fame. Although not well-known to American readers, he has picked up a solid cadre of fans who will swell his audience through word of mouth. This novel takes his detective hero, Hole, of the murder squad, into the world of the gypsies. It all starts out with a bank robbery, where the robber, later termed the Expediter, holds a gun to ...more
Steven  Godin
My first foray into Scandinavia crime noir, which seems in the last 10 years to have come out of nowhere to take the world by storm, TV as well. Nemesis is a decent read, not as dark as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but not as good either. In Harry Hole there is a detective you believe in, he has flaws like everybody else, there are moments of tension, and a good developing plot/story, where footage of a bank robbery has been looked at hundreds of times and the police searched for finger prin ...more
Wordsmith
One of The Sites Harry Is Sure To Visit At Least Once Per Novel:
 Vigeland Park Oslo, Norway 



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 what
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Cathy DuPont
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cathy by: Harry Roolart
I'm dedicating the reading of this book to my friend Harry Roolart

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
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Reckoner
Damnitt Jo, every fucking time
Chrissa Vasileiou
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scandinavian
Το μόνο σίγουρο είναι πως δεν μπορείς να διαβάσεις βιβλίο του Nesbo αφηρημένη,απλά για να περάσει η ώρα..Αν δεν προσέχεις την πλοκή,το 'χασες..Ο βασιλιάς της σκανδιναβικής λογοτεχνίας κεντάει κυριολεκτικά σ' αυτό το βιβλίο,δημιουργώντας ολοκληρωμένους χαρακτήρες,που μπλέκονται σε μια σφιχτή πλοκή η οποία δε σε αφήνει να το αφήσεις από τα χέρια σου,πριν φτάσεις στην τελευταία σελίδα..Τίποτα δεν είναι όπως φαίνεται κι εκεί που νομίζεις πως έχει δοθεί η λύση,γίνεται η ανατροπή κι όλα αλλάζουν!Κι εσ ...more
Janice
Jo Nesbo keeps getting better and better!

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.
Amiad
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
שודד בנקים מתוחכם שודד וגם רוצח והארי הולה צריך כמובן לעצור אותו. במקביל הוא צריך לחקור פרשייה שיותר קרובה אליו אישית ולהתמודד עם יצר ההרס העצמי הרגיל שלו.

העלילה מותחת, הפתרון יחסית מפתיע (למרות שקצת ניחשתי) והארי הוא דמות בלתי נשכחת. חלקים מהספר קשורים לאדום החזה שלא ממש זכרתי.
Radka
Oct 21, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pár poznámek k Nesbømu (jednou se třeba naučím i ty recenze)

Když jsem četla svou první nesbøovku (Nemesis), nemohla jsem se zbavit pocitu, že i když mě kniha baví, k dokonalosti jí cosi chybí nebo možná spíš přebývá. Při četbě Pentagramu jsem pak dospěla k závěru, že se nejspíš jedná o promyšlený autorský záměr: psát knihy dost dobré na to, aby je lidé četli, ale zároveň všelijak nedokonalé a tedy i vzbuzující naději, že v příští knize se zadaří lépe.

Sama jsem právě takhle uvažovala, když jsem s
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Girish
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are mysteries, there are thrillers and then there is the best of both worlds called Jo Nesbo books. I am officially a fan after Nemesis!

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-
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Mal Warwick
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gypsies, bank robbers, and the Norwegian police: a gloriously suspenseful mashup

If you saw Harry Hole walking up to you on the sidewalk, you’d probably cross to the other side of the street. He’s close to six-and-a-half feet tall, looks tough (and is), and rarely smiles. This much-conflicted detective on the Oslo police force isn’t the kind of guy who makes friends easily or has a lot of fans either on or off the force. He’s an alcoholic who spends more time off the wagon than on, and he seems t
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Teresa
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Espectacular!! Cada día me impresiona más como este autor es capaz de mantener la tensión a lo largo de toda la novela y cuando crees que ya se ha resuelto le da un nuevo giro.
Linda Abhors the New GR Design
4/4.5
Congratulations to Halvorsen, Beate, Rakel and Oleg for befriending Harry and managing to stay alive. At least, so far......
Marko Radosavljevic
Sticajem okolnosti,preskočio sam prva dva romana o Hariju Huleu.Crvendać me je prijatno iznenadio,a već Odmazda oduševila.Idemo dalje u druženju sa Huleom 😁
Genchev
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Имам си афинитет към Норвегия, не само защото доста от любимите ми групи са от там.
Ако Норвегия обаче наистина е такава, каквато я описва Несбьо, искам да поживея в тази страна.
Днес довърших "Немезида" и съм очарован, въпреки болезнената ми претенциозност към този жанр.Доколкото разбрах
книгата е под номер три от поредицата за Хари Хуле но спокойно се чете като самостоятелна.
Направи ми впечатление неговия стил на писане - интересна композиция и смесване на отделни действия.
В хронологичното повес
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Around the Year i...: Nemesis, by Jo Nesbø 1 7 Sep 16, 2017 07:08PM  
Check Sverre Olsen's hands 1 6 Sep 26, 2016 10:29AM  
Who committed the other robberies then? 13 194 Jul 21, 2016 07:36AM  
What gun did Alf Gunnerud have? 1 12 Aug 27, 2015 07:13AM  
Elmer and Vigdis *spoiler alert* 1 25 Sep 18, 2014 05:15PM  
spoiler question: how did Harry's partner kill Stines husband with her sedestal twitch? 1 59 Dec 06, 2013 01:56PM  
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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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