If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the. Harry hole is the brooding lead in the smash detective series author jo nesbo has set in oslo, and while his sleuthing skills tilt decidedly toward the intuitive, there is never any shortage of. Oslo is the setting for the son, the newest crime novel from norwegian author jo nesbo. Jo nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist, and author. Mar 19, 2014 the son is a standalone book that centers around protagonist sonny lofthus, a convicted murderer and heroin addict. To read crime fiction contentedly requires a hefty suspension of disbelief, and some books require a more substantial letting go of credence. Learn more about the globe trotting, rock climbing, book, film and. This book is a standalone and is a great introduction to norwegian crime fiction if you havent already tried it. Jo nesbo has already sold around 20 million copies of his harry hole thrillers but the norwegian authors profile is set to. May 19, 2014 is jo nesbo writing a new chapter for norwegian detective harry hole. Nov 29, 2014 using the book cover as inspiration, i created the eerie 30 second spot.
Nesbo graduated from the norwegian school of economics with a degree in economics. Using the book cover as inspiration, i created the eerie 30 second spot. Jo nesbo has already sold around 20 million copies of his harry hole thrillers but the norwegian authors profile is. Jo nesbo books in order a mainstay of contemporary scandinavian noir, jo nesbos harry hole thrillers are amongst the bestselling crime novels in the world. Jo nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. The son is a crime novel by norwegian novelist jo nesbo. Jake gyllenhaal and denis villeneuve reteam for film version. A number of his books have been made into movies as well. A complex character, chainsmoking, harddrinking and uncompromising, harry hole is for many readers the ultimate detective. It is the second standalone crime novel by nesbo, following headhunters 2008.
Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. The son jo nesbo creates a riveting story of crime and corruption within the oslo police department. Crime fiction at its best from the premier thrill king nesbo. Hes an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 40 million copies around the world. The internationally acclaimed author of blood on snow and the harry hole novels now gives us the tightly wound tale of a man running from retribution, a renegade hitman who goes to ground far above the arctic circle, where the neversetting sun might slowly drive a man insane. Police by jo nesbo it takes confidence for an author to wait until a third of the way through a new novel before they mention the book features their most famous literary creation. A young man is in prison because he has confessed to the crimes of others, but he breaks out to avenge his murdered father. The son is a modern take on the story about christ, that tackles the corruption in oslo jo nesbo s writing is incredible as usual. He is the author of ten harry hole novels, headhunters, the son, and several childrens books. This post contains a whole bunch of resources to help you get started with nesbos works, including a recommendation of where to start with the harry hole series, an overview of nesbos standalone crime books, and. Jo nesbo is a bestselling norwegian author and musician. Audiobooks jo nesbo jo nesbo audio books jo nesbo, musician, songwriter, and economist, is also one of europes most acclaimed crime writers, and is the winner of the glass key award, northern europes most prestigious crimefiction prize, for his first novel featuring police detective harry hole.
The thing about scandinavia is that we take things for granted. In an interview, the author himself mentioned that the books a thriller about the struggle for power taking place in a gloomy, stormy crime noirlike setting and in a dark, paranoid human mind. Michael connelly full of shocking chance and nuance, unforeseen twists and icecrystal clear views of oslo in winter. Welcome to the official jo nesbo fan page run by his english language publishers across the globe. Ive said it before and ill say it again, im a diehard fan of jo nesbo and ive read probably every book, with the exception of his childrens titles. Jake gyllenhaal and denis villeneuve reteam for film version of jo nesbos the son 11. Jo nesbo discusses his harry hole novel the redbreast with john mullan in the guardian book club at kings. By daneet steffens globe correspondent, may 12, 2014, 12. Jo nesbo 10 books collection set, a fiction novel collection which titles are set in fantasy, horror, modern days, and scifi environments. First of all, nesbos new novel the son isnt just a spinoff of my favourite antihero harry hole. Cbtbs beginners guide to my alltime favorite author, jo nesbo. The official website for jo nesbo, author of the harry hole detective crime novels including the bat, the snowman and more bestselling thrillers, blood on snow and midnight sun. Harvill secker, the publisher of norwegian author jo nesbo, has unveiled his newest book the son. This is my first jo nesbo book gasp yes i know i really need to start the harry hole series, so i wasnt quite sure what to expect.
The son by jo nesbo books made into movies list popsugar. Jo nesbos latest is about a norwegian hit man who flees oslo to escape the wrath of his boss, a mobster known as the fisherman. His first crime novel featuring harry hole was published in norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the glass key award for best nordic crime novel. More than 3 million copies of his novels had been sold in norway as of march 2014. This book had my pulse in the red zone from start to finish. Sonny lofthus, the main character, is chillingly ruthless yet compelling, while simon kefas, the ageing dci investing the crimes committed, is deliberate and methodical. Mar 04, 2017 cbtbs beginners guide to my alltime favorite author, jo nesbo.
Norwegian author jo nesbo writes books for children and adults. A fast paced thriller from jo nesbo, enjoyable from the first page to the very end. The author of the internationally bestselling harry hole series now giv. A deftly plotted novel that probes the deepest mysteries. Jan 29, 2014 harvill secker, the publisher of norwegian author jo nesbo, has unveiled his newest book the son. Jo nesbo has written several books covering various book series among the work of nesbo is the doctor proktor series, the harry hole series, and the olav johansen series also known as the blood on snow series. We find sonny in prison and the reader quickly learns reading jo nesbo a reader quickly realizes that nesbo is always capable of producing a good book, but also has in him the ability to write a great book.
This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent. He has sold over a million and a half copies of his books in norway alone. After he seemingly brought harry hole back from the dead in his last novel police, 20, norways nesbo gives his popular protagonist a breather, shelving the detective in favor of a standalone novel that plunges deeply into the religious allegory that has frequently framed his. Nesbo has proven a master with his harry hole series and once again with his latest stand alone novel the son. Nesbo is primarily famous for his crime novels about detective harry hole, but he is also the main vocals and songwriter for the norwegian rock band di derre. A son whose hero was his father was pictured like demon in his eyes, a dream to become a police shattered, and ended up being a junkie. Jo nesbo author of the snowman goodreads share book. So, the book is much like fishing i guess its not about the catch, its about just being there. Due out on 14 april, the 490page proof of the book has landed with a boom on the cfl welcome mat, along with news that the book is being made into a film by warner brothers. His books have been translated in fortyseven languages. Knife sees harry waking up with a ferocious hangover, his hands and clothes covered in blood. His mother is deceased, he has a weak relationship with his father and his sister had down syndrome.
Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Jo nesbo the son translated from the norwegian by charlotte barslund. Jo nesbos midnight sun, and more the new york times. Once you start reading the book you simply cant stop. Sonnen, 2014 is a crime novel by norwegian novelist jo nesbo. May 15, 2014 jo nesbos latest crime thriller is laboured and fails to grip the reader. Not only is he about to come face to face with an old, deadly foe, but hes about to face his darkest case yet.
The son is a standalone book that centers around protagonist sonny lofthus, a convicted murderer and heroin addict. Jo nesbo is one of the worlds bestselling crime writers, with the leopard, phantom, police, the son and his latest harry hole novel, the thirst, all topping the sunday times bestseller charts. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the son. These amazing works of nesbo have helped to build his career as a writer in the real world. Harry hole is the main character in jo nesbo s series of ten crime novels. Is jo nesbo writing a new chapter for norwegian detective. The son is a gritty and gripping crime thriller with a strong storyline and stronger characters.
Sonny is a character of its own with a great personality. Jo nesbo is a norwegian novelist who is best known for his harry hole book series. May, 2014 nesbo has proven a master with his harry hole series and once again with his latest stand alone novel the son. My favourite part is the cockroach twitching at the end. In an interview, the author himself mentioned that the books a thriller about the struggle for power taking place in a gloomy, stormy crime noir. Not only was this film well received but it was nominated for numerous awards outside of norway. I simply had to read it within 2 days in order to find out about the mole and the twin. His rendition of the shakespearean story is a bloody crime noir. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The norwegian tourism industry probably cringes every time nesbo releases a new book because the oslo we read about in the son is every bit as dark, corrupt, drugriddled, crimeridden, violent and sinister as the one where hole himself is from.
Jake gyllenhaal and denis villeneuve reteam for film. The latest jo nesbo book is macbeth, published in 2018. It is the second stand alone crime novel by nesbo, following headhunters 2008. Its not a harry hole novel but theres no mistaken the author is jo nesbo. Revenge and corruption play a part in jo nesbos thriller the son.
Mar 06, 2016 jo nesbos latest is about a norwegian hit man who flees oslo to escape the wrath of his boss, a mobster known as the fisherman. Besides his crime fiction, he also writes the childrens book series doctor proctor. There was pace in the story,have the emotions and all other elements to make a book enjoyable. This bestselling novel appears in english for the first time. No harry hole in the son, fear not, the suspense, thrills and action are present and accounted for. Son, leopard, phantom, devils star, cockroaches, snowman, redeemer, redbreast. Jyllandsposten denmark tremendously well written by nesbo there is something unstoppably vital about jo nesbo as a designer of crime stories in the baroque style. May 26, 2016 jake gyllenhaal and denis villeneuve reteam for film version of jo nesbo s the son 11. Simon kefas, the chief inspector in the son, is also reminiscent of hole. The author of the bestselling harry hole series now gives us an electrifying tale of vengeance set amid oslos. Myles mcweeney on the latest from norwegian thriller writer jo nesbo, creator of harddrinking oslo cop harry hole, the standard bearer for the phenomenon that is scandinavian crime fiction. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publishers prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar. Cbtbs beginners guide to jo nesbo crime by the book. Is jo nesbo writing a new chapter for norwegian detective harry hole.1000 802 200 1145 632 909 729 311 1032 1588 591 1016 618 22 287 346 1091 1351 359 1415 527 501 1240 448 515 259 303 1575 554 1122 338 374 1082 126 808 735 258 1460 373 1406 171