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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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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    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. 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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    Nemesis

    Fair, didn't paticularly care for any of the characters. Plot ok, writing ok, initial approach was original

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    A 3+

    Very interesting characters, but not too much mystery. I am likely to read another by this author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2012

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    Very intricate

    Well written and intricate thriller that has several mysteries going on at once. Characters were well developed, but the pace of the book was just a bit slow for me.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2010

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    Great Cover!

    Overall I found it to be a mediocre read. It depends on your taste more than anything else. I found it to be a slow starter but worth finishing. A very different style of writing and reading for me. That is why I gave it a medium review. I would definitely recommend it and I would read more of this author's work.

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