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Macbeth - Jo Nesbø
Macbeth
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Jo Nesbø retells Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most tragic plays Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town with low employment and high crime, Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed the incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is... show more
Jo Nesbø retells Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most tragic plays

Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town with low employment and high crime, Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed the incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for the criminals. The drug trade is ruled by Hekate, whose illegal cultivation of substances, known as “the brew,” is overseen by her crew, “the sisters.” A master of manipulation, Hekate has connections with the highest in power, and she plans to use them to get her way.

Hekate contacts Inspector Macbeth, popular head of the Emergency Response Group, to tell him that one day he’ll be the chief of police if he cooperates with her. When Macbeth’s love interest, a casino owner named Lady, hears of Hekate’s prophesy, she calculates who lies between Macbeth and the top job: Duncan and the assistant chief, Malcolm. Under Lady’s pressure, Macbeth does what he believes needs to be done, making sure the blame is pointed at his best friend and colleague, Duff. What follows is an unputdownable story of love and guilt, political ambition, and greed for more, exploring the darkest corners of human nature, the aspirations of the criminal mind, and whether or not free will even matters. In his retelling of Macbeth, Jo Nesbø brings the gritty, powerful procedural gusto that made him an international New York Times bestseller to William Shakespeare’s most timeless tragedy.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780553419054 (0553419056)
Publisher: Hogarth
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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SirSurly's Books
SirSurly's Books rated it
3.5 After reading this, I won't mention 'His' name either...
Where to start… For those familiar with Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Nesbo has stayed (largely) true. For those familiar with Nesbo, while this might be a re-telling of a classic, there is no missing his style. For those new to either – buckle in! This book fucked with my mind – more than a little. ...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.5 Macbeth / Jo Nesbø
He’s the best cop they’ve got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it’s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. He’s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. He’s rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They’re all within reach.But a man like him won’t get to the ...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it
4.0 A dark and twisted take on the original for readers interested in morally ambiguous characters.
Thanks to NetGalley and to Vintage Digital for providing me an ARC copy of this book that I freely chose to review. This book is part of the Hogarth’s Shakespeare project, a project designed to create novels based on some of Shakespeare’s original plays and bring them up-to-date thanks to best-selli...
Escape from the ER
Escape from the ER rated it
3.5
When I was in high school, I was that weird girl in your english lit class who actually liked Shakespeare. The Hogarth Shakespeare project gave 8 authors a chance to recreate one of the Bard’s classic plays & when I heard Jo Nesbo was taking on MacBeth, I had to read it. And he’s done a remarkable j...
Toni
Toni rated it
4.0 "Macbeth", by Jo Nesbo
A Hogarth Shakespeare tragedyMs. Nesbo is the latest bestselling author to have been commissioned to retell a tragedy originally written by Shakespeare and to spin the tale in a modern way for the a 21st century audience, he chose Macbeth. “Macbeth “is a thriller about the struggle for power. In Mr....
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