Harry Hole in... by Carmen

Some crime holiday reading, anyone?

December 17th, 2013
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Jo Nesbo novels

If there is something that I enjoy reading, it has to be a good crime novel, and Jo Nesbo series of Harry Hole novels does not disappoint.

As a big fan of detective series and novels, I can confidently say that I get a daily dose of murder, either in the form of movies, series or books. There is something about it that intrigues me - humans' fascination with crime. I think that it has something to do with the adrenaline released while commiting or watching someone else commiting the crime, combined with the relief that we are not actually doing it, therefore it is not us who have to deal with the consequences, but we also like to see the perpetrator brought to justice. 

I honestly do not know what to say about books - I am always afraid not to give out too much, but I also know that if I don't say enough then I won't do them justice. I am also a bit biased, because crime fiction is my all time favourite genre and I am also very open minded when it comes to literature, so a book would have to be either laden with spelling and grammar mistakes or completely boring for me not to finish it. These are neither, and even though at times I had to read certain sentences twice (because to me they seemed to not make sense), I soon realized that:

  1. my eyesight is getting worse and worse and; 
  2. the translation from Norwegian could not have been too easy so that is way the English could seem a bit forced at times.

In conclusion, thrilling, clever and always with a twist, perfectly integrated in the series without the need to read all the books to make sense of a single one, a great leading role - Harry Hole, I recommend them to all crime novel lovers out there.

Next on my list, re-reading the Snowman and then borrowing The Bat (also a Jo Nesbo book, but not a Harry Hole one) from my friend Emma who texted me saying "what was that author you were raving about? Anyway, I think I just bought one of his books" just last week. And yes, she loved it.


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