Headhunters (Movie Tie-In Edition)

Headhunters (Movie Tie-In Edition)

by Jo Nesbo
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Headhunters (Movie Tie-In Edition) by Jo Nesbo

With Headhunters, Jo Nesbø has crafted a funny, dark, and twisted caper story worthy of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers. FIRST TIME PUBLISHED IN THE U.S. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM MAGNOLIA PICTURES.

Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes: Greve just so happens to mention that he owns a priceless Peter Paul Rubens painting that’s been lost since World War II—and Roger Brown just so happens to dabble in art theft. But when he breaks into Greve’s apartment, he finds more than just the painting. And Clas Greve may turn out to be the worst thing that’s ever happened to Roger Brown.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345803474
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/17/2012
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.14(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Jo Nesbø is a musician, songwriter, economist, and author. The first crime novel in his Inspector Harry Hole series was published in Norway in 1997, an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell). He also established the Harry Hole Foundation, a charity to reduce illiteracy among children in the third world. He lives in Oslo.

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The Headhunters 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As with Jo Nesbo's other books, he is great at creating a twist in the story. I found this book diferent from the Harry Hole seires, but loved it!
DianaID More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I wish I could given this zero stars. I very much liked the other Jo Nesbo mysteries, so one without Harry Hole peaked my interest. The plot gets so convoluted that the author has to retell the story so you figure out what he did to get where he wants to be. It has a certain manipulation that I found irritating. The characters are so unappealing I had trouble caring what happened to them. The writing itself is crisp and compelling. I love mysteries, read easily dozens a year, and this is among the worst I have read in a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book that I read by Jo Nesbo. The reader begins thinking the story is about a headhunter (recruiter), but it is so much more than that. The main character, Roger, goes through many tramatic/emotiional events, but he is used to being in control since he is the headhunter and knows so much about reading people. Roger becomes a new person after all the experiences in the book. I think this should be made into a movie. It sort of reminds me of the books by Stiegg Larson, ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"). Loved it!!!! 5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really got into this one....couldn't put it down! Excellent twists and turns! I was hating the protagonist and then rooting for him. Well done!!
KY_reader More than 1 year ago
Is it OK to say a book is funny, when people are killing each other? Maybe not, but it's so true. This book is suspenseful and amusing! After reading all the Harry Hole books, I enjoyed this one where the character's major angst is his height. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It just doesn't get better than Nesbo! Just as absorbing as the Harry Hole series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll put it up there with "The girl with the dragon tattoo"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two very smart male egos battle each other over filling an open position at a large corporation. That's what I thought this book was all about when I finished the first couple of chapters. Well keep reading. You won't be sorry. There's a complicated twist to this one that will remind you of Nesbo's Harry Hole series. Just think of a "Harry" working on the other side of the law.
ErikAnestad More than 1 year ago
A different Nesoe than his books with Harry Hole as the detective. A fun read, with unexpected twists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nesbo sure knows how to keep you interested in a book!! It was fascinating and what a surprise ending. I highly recommend any of his books. They're wonderful.
HenriB More than 1 year ago
The mix of shots of humor with blood, excrement and bullets doesn't blend well. It will be a disappointment for those familiar with the author's more competently developed Harry Hole tales that stick to the more familiar blend of alcohol and murder. The portrait of a highly trained professional killer--a middle aged, remorseless mutation of Jason Bourne--being outclassed by a narcissistic clown is flat and overdone. Settings designed to set up scatological humor, such as the bowels of an outhouse in the Norwegian countryside leave the both the Headhunter and the reader with an unpleasant aftertaste.
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Enjoyed and reccomended
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