The third novel in Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole series finds the detective playing catchup with the reader, writes John Mullan. The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Jo Nesbo’s The Snowman is soon to be a major motion picture, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and J.K. Simmons.“An elegant and complex.

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The Redbreast is the third novel to feature Hole, and it’s a complex story that moves back and forth between the Second World War and the turn of the Twenty-First Century.

No, I have not read the first two books, and from what I’ve heard you don’t ho to start with them. The Thirst Jo Nesbo. I’m not going to spoil anything for you because the explanation for how the twist works is ingenious. The reader, however, has seen it all unfold, and, unlike Harry, knows exactly why this colleague has been killed.

View all 5 comments. There might be spoilers in the comments because this is one of those books you’ll want to talk about with friends. Decades later, when the U. The two seemingly ought to contradict each other. Hole and his character receive a multi-faceted exploration, alongside a rich and controversial historical review of Norway at the height of World War II.

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In order to avoid an international scandal, his superiors promote him to a special investigations desk, where instead of laying down quietly, he starts tracking the links between skinhead gangs violence, the purchase of a very exensive sniper rifle and resentments inherited from past collaborations of Norwegians with the Nazis in WWII. Il pettirosso – Italia. Harry only knows that this can’t possibly be good.


Where the leaves at? Hopping back and forth between past and present? And as with plot, there are no superfluous details.

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This relationship blooms and fades throughout the novel, as Hole tries to synthesise all that is going on in his professional and personal lives.

Well, because it rocks. By keeping quiet about the widespread collaboration with the Germans and focusing on the little resistance there was. To the issue of Nazi collaboration we can add the Israelo-Palestinian conflict, the Apartheid regime in South Africa, digs at the Russian and American newbo claims and more. However, anyone interested in the series should definitely read this book first.

Some Norwegians joined the Germans, fought alongside the Nazis in bright green uniforms, were cheered as recbreast out the invading Russians.

The Redbreast centres around Harry Hole, and begins with the justifiable but inconvenient mistake he makes that leads to his promotion to Inspector in the Norwegian Security Service. View all 15 comments. So, this is where we start. Mysteries are supposed to have confusing plots, not generate confusion by having the chapters in random order. See all 8 questions about The Redbreast….

Redgreast all 7 nrsbo. A thoroughly stunning piece of work that has breathed new life into the series redbresat me rredbreast those who have come to respect Harry Hole up to this point. When Revbreast and his new assistant, Halvorsen, attempt to arrest Olsen, they discovered that another police inspector, Tom Waaler, has apparently shot him in self defence.

Ovo je zaista mnogo bolje od prve dve. In my review of the second novel, CockroachesI opined that as good a writer as Nesbo is, his best work lay in the future.

Harry remained, sitting and staring at the napkin. Looking for beautiful books? As if he were deeply immersed in water. On with the next one girls.

I have to say, I felt a little bit confused during the first chapters: My friend Harry who is much more cosmopolitan than I am, shared the correct pronunciation with me. I uspeo je da me nagovori da procitam bar jos jednu. Jo Nesbo may be the best Scandinavian crime fiction writer going these days. And yet, the dialogue and scenes are full of references to other millieus’, continents, languages, and cleverly hidden philosophical references that speak to a widely cultured audience as opposed to American writers of this genre who rarely venture beyond the borders of their land, if not their own State.


Not quite fanboying, but I can see myself leaning in that direction. One of their number, Daniel Gudeson, is shot through the head and killed when he stands up to celebrate midnight on New Year’s Eve.

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View all 21 comments. The idea is to keep him busy shuffling paper in glorified obscurity. A word of caution: My only drawback is the fact that although the English translation is great, I was still stuck with unfamiliar words and references. The shadow of that time continues to haunt the present with its potent mix of neo-Fascists, disillusioned war veterans, and new-wave Nativists.

Time shifts do even more to show that we cannot rely on the detective. By far the best installment in the series, and for sure one of the best mystery thriller I read. After a heroic act rdbreast a political summit, Hole is promoted to inspector and moved to the POT, a security directorate. And this acceleration in the production of horsepower is again just one expression of acceleration in our understanding of the so-called laws of nature.