Nemesis (A Harry Hole Novel)
Publish date: 2009-01-06
Pages no: 474
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
Chaos. Nearly gave it 4 stars, maybe I should have done. I delighted in the way the solution changed and changed and changed. Each time seeming plausible but turning out wrong. Being plausible is not enough so let's hope the truth was the truth by the end. Moved the running sub plot along gently as ...
Too many coincidences, too many twists and turns, too many omnipotent bad guys.The writing style or the descriptions of Oslo do not compensate for this being a bungled story with absurd narrative and inconsistencies that scream out at you. Disappointing.
Another fine Harry Hole procedural, as opposed to a police procedural, since Harry has his own procedures. Very complex, lots of twists and turns as the story proceeds, and Harry and the reader are misled, and mistaken, but perseverance rewards in the end. Harry is likable for his capability, his ...
One thing is sure, Jo Nesbo is not the "new" Stieg Larsson.
Nesbo (with the tricky-fonted o I cannot do) is a wicked plotter -- right up until the last 50 or so pages, when he never perfectly sticks the ending.It's a(nother) helluva good read. I was particularly impressed by the way three--or even four, or maybe five--separate storylines are juggled, with p...