Jar City (Inspector Erlendur Series #1)

Jar City (Inspector Erlendur Series #1)

by Arnaldur Indridason
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Jar City (Reykjavik Thriller Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Denverguy More than 1 year ago
This is the 3rd of Arnaldur Indridason books I have read. All the 3 have been fascinating. Indridason's main detective is a troubled and flawed man, yet you find him fascinating. He makes the reader and the other characters he encounters uncomfortable, yet people reveal more to him than perhaps they should. Besides the powerful characters, the description of Iceland describe a land of beauty, mystery and toughness. I found myself thinking about the characters long after I finished the book.
manugw More than 1 year ago
The author conceived this fair and balanced plot like a puzzle where all the pieces fit snugly, no pitfalls, no loose ends Keeps the dramatic intensity all the way to the end. The story is the star and exceeds the development of the characters, and the portrayal of the settings and landscapes where the events occur. Throughout the read, one can learn that tiny far off Iceland is a country suffering the same myseries witnessed in the Continet. Overall a nice enjoyable book for this genre
TheReadingWriter More than 1 year ago
I read this when it first came out in the U.S. in 2005 and remember it was so spare in almost every way. It seemed as though the lives described were there in the bare essentials, but there was nothing extra to alleviate the grimness of everyday living. In this story the murder of a roué is connected with another mystery: a rare genetic brain disease has been passed on to another dying child. A aging police inspector investigates, while confronting his own personal demons in the form of a drug-addicted daughter. It is a nuanced portrait, but very grey--read this when you feel a need for stark realism but have a firm grip on what is important in your own life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy criminal mystery novels and read all the Menkell, "Wallander" series set in Sweden. This read from Iceland seemed somewhat similar and thankfully was also a great one! The main character is interesting and honestly, the second and now third books in the series are even better. They flesh out the main character even better. The setting is great and the mysteries great too. Enjoy!
codaba More than 1 year ago
Even though the story is rather sad with quite a few unlikable people, the plot line is very good and the locale fitting. Iceland is perfect for the action. I completely enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jar City is a terrific read. Complicated characters with a twisty storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was just too bleak, grim & depressing. This writer makes other Icelandic mystery/thriller authors seem comedic. NOT my cup of tea!
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Alcoholic cold and too much fish for a fun read unless its lent penance lisasdotter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good plot! Suspenseful
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barbaraycoast More than 1 year ago
not bad
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Superb story that takes the reader to a different world.
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