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Nemesis (Harry Hole Series #4)

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8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Gritty European Police Series Continues

In the tradition of the great European crime novels like "The Laughing Policeman", "Smilla's Sense of Snow" and Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther series, Nesbo continues with his Harry Hole novels in this terrific new entry.

Hole, struggling with his alcoholism as w...
In the tradition of the great European crime novels like "The Laughing Policeman", "Smilla's Sense of Snow" and Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther series, Nesbo continues with his Harry Hole novels in this terrific new entry.

Hole, struggling with his alcoholism as well as his new love relationship and the death of his partner, finds himself caught up in trying to solve a murderous bank robbery while trying to convince his superiors that his partner's death is - contrary to their belief - still unsolved and that he should be allowed to pursue an investigation into it.

This is a compelling entry in the series, with rich characterizations and impeccable plotting.

The only thing that readers should be aware of is that the novels of the series published in English thus far have been translated and published out of sequence; this is actually the second book of the series, though it's come out in English third, and the plot line about his partner's murder was resolved in the third book - which was actually the second (last) one published in English (The Devil's Star)) Did you follow that?

If so, dig in and enjoy.

posted by Brian_Baker on February 16, 2009

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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Just Okay

This book has gotten some rave reviews and I hate to knock it but I didn't get it. I followed along as Harry Hole (the investigator) tries to deal with his personal life and the work (solving a bank robbery). Maybe, it was the translation from Norwegian that lost me. ...
This book has gotten some rave reviews and I hate to knock it but I didn't get it. I followed along as Harry Hole (the investigator) tries to deal with his personal life and the work (solving a bank robbery). Maybe, it was the translation from Norwegian that lost me. Everyone else who has reviewed it felt the drama and the suspense of this character driven novel, but I didn't. I read it to the end, but will not pick up Jo Nesbo's next book.

posted by grumpydan on March 9, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2012

    Very boering Bve Very boriing i

    Very boring
    Could not finish because so tedious. Maybe bad translation but dont bother.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Save your money!

    I bought this book as the sample seemed to indicate that it was similar in quality to the "The Girl Who..." series as it is a Scandinavian author. I couldn't have been more wrong! There is no character development so that their actions seem completely contrived. The solution to the "big mystery" in the book is an insult to the reader's intelligence. As I said, save your money; don't buy this book!

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    not recommended

    boring and pretentious

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