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DOC Ö READER Gjenferd 9780307960474 FREE ✓ ❰Reading❯ ➿ Gjenferd Author Jo Nesbø – Danpashley.co.uk Following from Jo Nesbø's electrifying international best sellers The Snowman and The Leopard now comes Phantom which plunges the brilliant deeply troubled now former police officer Harry Hole into a Following E he sets out on a solitary increasingly dangerous investigation that takes him deep into the world of the most virulent drug to ever hit the streets of Oslo and the careers of some of the city's highest officials and into the maze of his own past where he will find the wrenching truth that finally matters to Oleg and to himself Here's the thing about the recent popularity of Scandinavian writers and if you're a Nordic Thriller aficionado you couldn't care less about the distinction the novels are depressed somber filled with ennui a lack of humor with flawed characters if not suffused with a strong tendency towards determinism; in short whether you're reading Stieg Larsson Henning Mankell or Jo Nesbo you are likely reading Literary Naturalism If you live in Scandinavia you might consider this par for the course ennui is imbued into the populace as it is also reflected in the works of prominent Russian writers Anna Karenina comes to mind Just as we continue to struggle here in the States with our history of slavery and the resulting racial tensions so do Europe and Scandinavia struggle in coming to terms with Nazism and the Bolshevik revolution More than a few reviewers have expressed their dissatisfaction with the Nordic writers' pre occupation with Nazism And yet the rise in popularity of these Nordic thrillers here in the States is puzzling given our strong tendency towards literary Romanticism We like for the good guys to win we like emotion we like our heroes as opposed to anti heroes we enjoy free will and in general consider ourselves in control of our own livesHaving said that there is excellence in Literary Naturalism The above doesn't mean we can't enjoy a well written novel an intriguing mystery a flawed anti hero a well crafted story written in the style of literary Naturalism It doesn't mean we can't enjoy the works of Jo Nesbo I didIn Jo Nesbo's words I come from a family of readers and story tellers With a librarian mother and a father who sat before the fire and told the kids stories they wanted to hear each repetition bringing something new to the tale Jo's foundation was carved in stone Again in his own life story we sense the determinism filtering into his life he wanted to be a soccer star but an injury put a uick stop to this; with a dreadful feeling of fate guiding his life he entered the military in the hopes something would happen what happened was Self Discipline; thinking he might want to be an economist he entered the world of finance which he abandoned as well; someone told him he could play guitar he only knew 3 chords and he formed several bands Di Derre being the most successful; and finally he wrote on an airplane to begin with and he never stopped The Redbreast is Jo Nesbo's third Harry Hole pronounced Hooleh novel the other two not being translated for a US audience as of yet and is Nesbo's claim to fame So this is where we start Yes the books should be read in order For an American audience Harry Hole can be likened to Harry Bosch; he defies authority is an outcast within his own organization is best left alone to do this job his office is at the end of the hall is of an anti hero than a hero has trouble with his romantic life lives alone has a fierce propensity for justice as opposed to the Law and once let loose is like a pit bull with a bone fastened to his jaws But perhaps the most compelling reason why Harry Hole has such a following is Nesbo's devastating characterization of what exactly comprises a flawed hero Upon reflection American hard boiled writers don't come close to accomplishing the same This is not too dissimilar to the way Nesbo sees himself Bjarne Møller my former boss says people like me always choose the line of most resistance It's in what he calls our 'accursed nature' That's why we always end up on our own I don't know I like being alone Perhaps I have grown to like my self image of being a loner tooI think you have to find something about yourself that you like in order to survive Some people say being alone is unsociable and selfish But you're independent and you don't drag others down with you if that's the way you're heading Many people are afraid of being alone But it made me feel strong free and invulnerableAndah yes there is the matter of plot So how do we justify this decided streak of fatedeterminism within the novels with Nesbo's apparent mastery of plot? The two seemingly ought to contradict each other On the one hand we have Nesbo's almost Shakespearean tendency to cast characters as marionette puppets on the strings of fate the very opposite of plot while on the other hand we are riveted by the very complex actions and reactions made by Harry Hole during his investigations Nesbo is a master at not adding anything superfluous to his novels Perhaps it is an unholy marriage between the two that transfixes us His plots are intricate very complex the seemingly irrelevant details exposed throughout the novels become larger than life as the story closes and they can weave through time forward and backward as the story unfolds But with a little alacrity we can remember we are reading Naturalism and so it isn't always Harry Hole making events happen but rather the reverse it is the events that move Harry Hole Again it is a matter of preference but in Nesbo's case it is done with utter expertise as a writerThe expositionsetting is often Scandinavia the weather is somber the descriptions grey like the people absorbed with alcohol and withdrawn if not bundled and seuestered And yet the dialogue and scenes are full of references to other millieus' continents languages and cleverly hidden philosophical references that speak to a widely cultured audience as opposed to American writers of this genre who rarely venture beyond the borders of their land if not their own State And as with plot there are no superfluous details Everything in the novels matters and Nesbo does not forget even the tiniest detail to which he's made a seemingly furtive reference earlier on in the story This is one of the biggest reasons why I love Jo NesboI thoroughly enjoyed Jo Nesbo's The Redbreast and am currently reading the remaining Harry Hole novels I remain intrigued by events left undone such as the fate of our undiscovered villain in this and other stories You'll just have to read the novels to find out Oh yes as with other series this review is likely to be repeated for all unless there is a drastic divergence from what I have written here So if you've read this review you've read 'em all Enjoy

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Following from Jo Nesbø's electrifying international best sellers The Snowman and The Leopard now comes Phantom which plunges the brilliant deeply troubled now former police officer Harry Hole into a full tilt investigation on which his own tenuous future will come to dependWhen Harry left Oslo again for Hong Kong fleeing the t How on earth do I do justice to a book of this magnitude the simple and honest answer is I cannot I’m not even going to try Phantom is a terrific novel one that will keep you turning the pages and on the edge of your seat from the very first moment you pick up the book right up until the powerful ending the author placing you smack bang in the middle of a city torn by drug addiction murder and corruption politicians and policeman alike Trust is at a premium and betrayal the key word of the day believe me you don’t want to miss this novel it will shock and surprise I certainly didn’t see the twist coming and I’m still reelingVery few authors write better than Nesbo in my eyes – aided once again by a superb translation by Don Bartlett and I am so grateful I’ve had the chance to read and review three of his novels namely The Snowman still my favourite book The Leopard and now Phantom the latest in a mesmerising series featuring the damaged Harry Hole Alcoholic Drug Addict Policeman Husband Father I really have to make time to read his previous titlesPhantom isn’t your typical Jo Nesbo novel; this is all about drugs and the devastation they cause both directly and indirectly Everyone is affected in one way or another but Nesbo pulls no punches as he paints a different kind of Oslo from the one politicians and the tourist boards would like to promote The streets are full of pushers and gangs hell bent on cornering the market no matter the cost or who gets in the way; they certainly don’t take kindly to Harry Hole’s interference You won’t find an unhinged serial killer in Phantom but you will find murder most foul and an ex policeman in Hole struggling to secure the release of Oleg his son who has been arrested for the murder of a drug addict a supplier and someone who just happens to be his best friend Things are never clear cut and the way Nesbo weaves his magic is incredible Take it as read Nesbo mentions a character for a reason there is no dead wood in this novelI’m not even going to mention the narrative there really is no point – you know what you’re going to get and you certainly won’t be disappointed Suffice to say it’s both powerful and gripping and although this is a steady read without too much gore – certainly compared to The Snowman for the first two thirds of the book you’ll find with 120 pages to go the pace moves up a number of gears and you’ll struggle to put the book down The way he hooks you in is sublime to say the least This is Nesbo at his very bestHarry is back in Oslo after a three year exile living in Hong Kong No longer a policeman he returns wearing the only suit he owns and has cleaned up his act and as a recovering alcoholic he faces temptation on every corner This is personal and only Harry has the determination to see it through but is he ready to meet the truth Can he handle the truth? Only time will tell A compelling read Phantom is a taut and multi layered thriller that simply deserves to be read and although a rather sombre read it will most definitely entertain Rush out and get this one it’s a cracker

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GjenferdRaumas of life as a cop he thought he was there for good But then the unthinkable happened The son of the woman he loved lost and still loves is arrested for murder Oleg the boy Harry helped raise but couldn't help deserting when he fled Harry has come back to prove that Oleg is not a killer Barred from rejoining the police forc I'm giving this one four stars because although it finished superbly it started very slowly and for the first third of the book I was thinking it was not very good But then it got going and positively rampaged towards a shocking finale I'm still not sure uite what to make of such an amazing cliff hanger I may just have to dash out tomorrow and buy the next book to see what happens I am so glad that I have read all the Harry Hole books in order because the way they have developed is so good The characters the authors style the depth of the story lines have all grown along the way This is an excellent series all round and one I recommend wholeheartedly