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review 2017-06-25 16:25
Harry Hole found love and chasing after a powerful illegal rifle
The Redbreast - Jo Nesbo

This is the story about Harry finding the love of his life.

 

Also, struggling with a loss of a loved one. 

 

And the suspicion of an assassination plan with the sale of a powerful rifle with 100% kill rate.

 

Interesting story. He has a female partner Ellen that he like, but doesn't like him that way. He is a way to deal with loss, he is lost into the bottle.

 

Not really a model of a man. But he is still trying to do good work.

 

The boss think he might be on to something and let him pursue the rifle angle.

 

Also, he is going to lose something. He met a very bad guy, that he would not get until a few books later. There is some loose end that need to be deal with later.

 

In the meantime, he need to find out who and where the assassination plan is going to happen, so he could stop it.

 

Nice read. The jumping into the past bit is a bit long.  But that is trying to explain why the rational behind the bad guy. 

 

Nice read. 

 

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photo 2017-06-25 01:29
The Devil's Star - Jo Nesbo,Jo Nesbø
Hector and the Search for Happiness - François Lelord
The Leopard: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 6) - Jo Nesbø,Don Bartlett
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill (6-Nov-2014) Paperback - Joe Hill
How to Catch a Star (10th Anniversary edition) - Oliver Jeffers
Die Trying - Lee Child
The Wrong Side of Goodbye - Michael Connelly
By Lemony Snicket The Dark (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) (First Edition) - Lemony Snicket
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances - Neil Gaiman
Nemesis - Jo Nesbo
Booklikes-opoly
1st roll : ?8
2nd roll - Main street 14
Paradise Pier 30
Tomorrow land 36
Main Street 10
Cars Land 16
New Orleans 19
Monorail 29
Frontierland 2

Started on 15 April already. So I am a few days late. 


See details here. 

 

http://blog.booklikes.com/post/1552561/wanna-plan-a-game-it-s-booklikes-opoly-created-by-moonlight-reader-obsidian-blue  

 

Rolled dice 1st on 17 April and got 8 .  Landed at Question 8 on the board. 

So a mystery novel. Started with Jo Nesbo "The Devil's Stars" 

 

Collected $20 at Start. 

 

See how it goes. 

 

Update: 24 April.  Finished reading The Devil's Star. 522 pages. Collected $5.

 

New Total = $25

 

2nd roll dice of 7.

 

 

Get me to Main Street 14. Read a book that involves oversea travel or has a suitcase on the cover. 

 

Hector and the Search for Happiness 192 pages. 

 

30 April 2017. Read the book. Collected $2. 

 

New Total = $27. 

 

3rd roll of dice. A 10. 

 

Landed me at Water Works. "Read a book with water on the cover, or where someone turns on the waterworks (i.e., cries) because of an emotional event." 

 

 

 

Rain is water. Picked "The Leopard" by Jo Nesbo. 740 pages. 

 

Finished the book on 4 May. Collected $5. 

 

4th Roll the dice on 4 May.: 8

 

Landed in Paradise 30 Suspense book over 555 pages.  

 

Picked NOS4R2 by Joe Hill. Supernatural suspense story 692 pages. 

 

New total: $32

 

Read the book on 9 May. Collected $5.

 

New total: $37

 

5th roll on 10 May: 6 

 

Get me to Tomorrow land 36 

 

Read a book with space in the cover. 

 

Picked How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. 32 pages. 

 

Read this book. Collected $1. Roll again. 

 

New Total: $38. 

 

6th roll 12: Landed Main street 10. Collect $20 at Start. 

 

Select Die Trying by Lee Child happened in small town USA. 557 pages. 

 

New Total: $58

 

15 May. Finished Die Trying. Collect $5.

 

New total:$63. 

 

7th roll: 6

Land at Cars Land 16 

 

Picked Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly, story happened in LA California. 400 pages. 

 

2 June: Finished the book. Add $3. 

 

New total: $66

 

8th roll: 4

 

Landed in New Orleans 19 

 

Pick a children book as I don't usually read horror. The Dark by Lemony Snicker. 40 pages. 

 

New total: $67

 

3 June 

9th roll :8

Landed Adventureland 27

Picked Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman 308 pages

 

 

13 June 

Read Trigger Warning and collect $3 

10th roll:11

Landed Monorail 29

Have difficulty picking a book. Do not want to read Girl on a Train. Interpret that a book with car on the cover also fit. Pick "Nemesis" by Jo Nesbo 706 pages 

 

 

New total: $70

 

22 June 

Read "Nemesis". Collect $5.

11th roll:10

Passed start: Collect $20. 

Landed Frontierland 2

Pick "Redbreast" by Jo Nesbo 636 pages. 

 

New total: $95

 

25 June 

Read "Redbreast" collect $5

12th roll 7

Landed in Fantasyland 9 
Picked The Unadultered Cat by Terry Pratchett 160 pages

 

New total:$100 

 

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Summary

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Started with $20

 

1st roll 17 April -8
Landed at ?8
Read "The Devil's Stars" by Jo Nesbo 522 pages.
Finished on 24 April and collected $5.
New total $25

 

2nd roll 24 April - 7
Landed on Main street 14.
Read "Hector and the Search for Happiness" 192 pages.
Finished 30 April. Collected $2.
New total $27

 

3rd roll 30 April - 10
Landed at Water Work.
Read "The Leopard" by Jo Nesbo 740 pages.
Finshed on 4 May. Collected $5.
New total $32

 

4th roll 4 May -8
Landed at Paradise 30.
Read "NOS4R2" by Jo Hill 692 pages.
Finished 9 May. Collected $5.
New Total $37

 

5th roll 10 May -6
Landed at Tomorrow Land 36.
Read "How to Catch a Star" by Oliver Jeffers. 32 pages.
Read it and collected "$1".
New total $38

 

6th roll 11 May - 12
Landed Main street 10.

Collect $20 at Start. 
Read "Die Trying" by Lee Child 557 pages.
Read on 14 May. Collected $5.

New total $63

 

7th roll 15 May -6
Landed at Cars Land 16.
Read "Wrong Side of Goodbye" by Michael Connelly 400 pages.

New total $66

 

 

8th roll 2 June - 4

Landed at New Orleans 19 

Read "The Dark" by Lemony Snicker 40 pages. 

New total $67

 

9th roll 3 June - 8

Landed Adventureland 27

Read "Trigger Warning" by Neil Gaiman 308 pages

New total:$70

 

 

10th roll 13 June: 11

Landed Monorail 29

Read "Nemesis" by Jo Nesbo 706 pages 

New total: $90

 

11th roll 22 June: 10

Landed Frontierland 2

Read "Redbreast" by Jo Nesbo

New total: $95

12 roll 25 June:7

Landed Fantasyland 9

 

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review 2017-06-24 14:18
The Snowman (Harry Hole #7) by Jo Nesbø
The Snowman - Don Bartlett,Jo Nesbo,Jo Nesbø

 

 

 

AuthorJo Nesbø

TitleThe Snowman

Series: Harry Hole

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Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbø’s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back: in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity.

Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf.

Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother—and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devised—and constantly revised—by the killer.

Fiercely suspenseful, its characters brilliantly realized, its atmosphere permeated with evil, The Snowman is the electrifying work of one of the best crime writers of our time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Snowman was my first Nesbo book and even though its the seventh book in his Harry Hole series (interesting character name choice) it wasn't difficult to follow along. Even though I have a feeling I was missing some bits of information that may have carried over from previous installments I don't think it was mandatory to know them to invest in this story.

I'm rather surprised with the graphic detail that was written into quite a few of the more.. disturbing scenes (dark muse alert) but it wasn't hard to guess the who and why when its pretty much given away close to the beginning of the book.

I did get a laugh from the intimacy scenes - honestly, some men shouldn't write about sex. That little failed nugget aside I'd be surprised if this author hadn't killed someone before because he taps into the mentality almost too perfectly.

Hole is an odd character that makes references to a lot of things in a cultural sense that I don't think he really understands which makes some of the things he thinks or says feel a little disjointed yet despite that I'm a little intrigued by this odd man. Determined Hole uncovers a connection to an on going killers spree he has to prove isn't just random but part of an entire slew of murders tied to the Snowman.

Its a tad creepy at times a little boring in others but Nesbo manages to tap into some dark spectrums of detail few writers are willing to explore.  All in all The Snowman was a decent read.

I read The Snowman after receiving a recommendation from Tigus.

 

 

 

 

Until next time book lovers...

 

 

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review 2017-06-23 03:29
Harry Hole getting involved in solving a murder during arm robbery
Nemesis - Jo Nesbo

Harry has a joined investigation of a woman killed during an arm robbery of a bank.

 

The robbery see this as group of bank robbers. Harry focus on the killing. 

 

In the meantime, he had a date with his old flame. He passed out and lost time. Later, she was found to have committed suicide.

 

But Harry didn't think it was a suicide. So he continued the investigation. A gypsy is also interested in the case as teh woman killed in te bank is the daughter of his brother.

 

As expected, there is twist and turn in the story.

 

As we got to be introduced to Tom Waaler the scumbag who like to rape women. This villain paid a bigger role in the next book "Devil's Star".

 

Nice. Good read. didn't really feel like 700+ pages long.

 

Enjoy. Good for long flight or pool side reading.

  

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review 2017-06-11 09:18
Is he dead?
Police - Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo deliberately leads readers to think Harry Hole is dead. Near dead anyway. 

 

Why oh why.

 

It is a bit distracting from the case at hand. 

 

The story started where Phantom left off, with Harry being shot. There is a man in coma with police detail. 

 

And there is a new case while the coma man is sleeping. 

 
A police murderer is at large. 

 

The bad guys are still there in power.

 

It is hard to write a review without spoiler. 

 

The good bits are good because the killer kind of lack of motive, and there are more persons involved into solving the murders.

 

Overall, a fast read.

 

And still very good story telling, especially in last 35% of the book.

 

 

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