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The Bat (Harry Hole Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

I liked it. I liked it a lot. He created a couple of great chara

I liked it. I liked it a lot. He created a couple of great characters in Harry Hole and Andrew Kensington. It was paced really well, and had mostly believable interactions between the characters. The flaws the characters had only made them that much more relatable. I ca...
I liked it. I liked it a lot. He created a couple of great characters in Harry Hole and Andrew Kensington. It was paced really well, and had mostly believable interactions between the characters. The flaws the characters had only made them that much more relatable. I can't wait to read more, though I know it's going to be different; if for no other reason than Harry leaves Australia to go back to Norway.

The 'fish out of water' and 'flawed man' motif's reminded me a little of Tony Hillerman's Jim Chee or William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor, two other wonderfully written series. Though, Harry Hole is probably more flawed than the other two. Wonderful book, I highly recommend it.

The ebook was formatted fine with no obvious errors.

posted by kamas716 on October 8, 2013

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9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Very disappointing (I enjoyed prior Jo Nesbo / Harry Hole books)

Very disappointing (I enjoyed prior Jo Nesbo / Harry Hole books). Dialogue is stilted and unnatural. I was unable to finish the read/

posted by 5338310 on July 5, 2013

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

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    Good, not much action

    Good conversations with local color (Australia), but not much action. Not sure if I will try this author again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Conflicted

    Liked it alot but not the way it ended......

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    hard to get into

    I could not get into reading this. The first one was the same. Could it be the translation?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Later books in hole series better

    Surprisingly mediocre. Other books in Hole series much better

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Not a bad read

    After friends had recommended Jo Nesbo's books, I expected something that moved fasted with more excitement. I enjoyed the book, but it was not one of those books that I could not put down. I plan to read more of the Bat series in order to better appreciate his writing.
    This is not a book that I would recommend to my book club. i don't think it would provoke much discussion.

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