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Blood on Snow: A novel - Jo Nesbø, Jo Nesbø
Blood on Snow: A novel
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From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels—a new, electrifying stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s: the story of an unusually complicated contract killer—the perfectly sympathetic antihero—that is, as well, an edgy, almost lyrical meditation on death and... show more
From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels—a new, electrifying stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s: the story of an unusually complicated contract killer—the perfectly sympathetic antihero—that is, as well, an edgy, almost lyrical meditation on death and love.This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented "fixer" whose unexpected capacity for love is as far-reaching as his talent for murder. He works for Oslo's crime kingpin, "fixing" anyone who causes him trouble. But it's becoming clear to Olav that the more you know about your boss's business, the more your boss might want you fixed yourself, especially if you've fallen in love with his wife....
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385354196 (0385354193)
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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XOX
XOX rated it
4.0 A story of a romantic fixer
This one and the Midnight Sun is about fixer. This one is effective yet romantic. He interpreted things like a writer seeing the world, with rosy lense. His misinterpretion leads to a sad progression of the story. He was ordered to kill a woman. But he didn't want to, and that is how the pr...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 Interesting study of a "compassionate" killer!
Blood On Snow: author Joe Nesbo, translator Neil Smith, reader Patti Smith This brief story is about the anatomy of a murder and a murderer. Olav is a hired killer with a heart. He can be cruel and kind. How those two aspects of a personality dwell side by side within the same person is illuminated ...
dianeh92345
dianeh92345 rated it
3.0 Blood on Snow: A novel
I had a preconceived idea of how this book would be based on my reading, and enjoying, two of the author's Harry Hole novels. This short novel really should be judged on its own merits. It evokes the feel of Sweden and is a good noir. However, I didn't like, or really care what happened to, any of t...
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