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The Son - Jo Nesbø, Jo Nesbø
The Son
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The author of the best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set inside Oslo’s maze of especially venal, high-level corruption.   Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny’s been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life.... show more
The author of the best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set inside Oslo’s maze of especially venal, high-level corruption.  

Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny’s been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don’t know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit—or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he’s serving time for other peoples’ crimes.            

Sonny took the first steps toward addiction when his father took his own life rather than face exposure as a corrupt cop. Now Sonny is the seemingly malleable center of a whole infrastructure of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest—all of them focused on keeping him high and in jail. And all of them under the thumb of the Twin, Oslo’s crime overlord.

As long as Sonny gets his dope, he’s happy to play the criminal and the prison’s in-house savior. But when he learns a stunning, long-hidden secret concerning his father, he makes a brilliantly executed escape from prison—and from the person he’d let himself become—and begins hunting down those responsible for the crimes against him . . . The darkly looming question is: Who will get to him first—the criminals or the cops?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385351379 (0385351372)
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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XOX
XOX rated it
4.5 Prison break of Sonny, a son of a cop
Sonny is in jail and being framed for another crime that he didn't commit. His role is the confessor of the prisoners and he didn't speak and would give blessing. But then he break out of prison. He seems to have a plan. A third way through the book and I still don't know what the plan is. The...
Face of Book
Face of Book rated it
3.5 Wszycy jesteśmy s...synami?
Nie mam wiele do napisania o tej książce.Przesadą jest - jak przeczytałem w paru miejscach - nazywać ją moralitetem. Już bardziej określiłbym to "anty-moralitetem", gdyż próbuje nas przekonać, że wszyscy mamy coś na sumieniu. Ale jeszcze bardziej skłaniam się ku teorii, że po prostu w ten sposób łat...
XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it
3.0 The Son
Sonny Lofthus is in prison, listening in silence to the confessions of his prisonmates who are convinced he can grant them forgiveness for their sins. But one of them confesses something a little too close to Sonny's heart and all of sudden Sonny needs to get out; get out of prison, get out of a fal...
sylwiaaaa
sylwiaaaa rated it
Zdecydowanie najlepsza powieść Nesbo.
POCZYTAJNIA
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0.0 Synowska krucjata
„Syn” to przede wszystkim kryminał. Jak więc mają się wyznaczniki tego gatunku w powieści norweskiego autora? Jeśli chodzi o intrygę, to potraktowana została dosyć swobodnie. Czytelnik od początku wie, kto zabił, ale nie zna motywu sprawcy. Wszystko wyjaśnia się wraz z rozwojem akcji. Nesbø jest jed...
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