13 thoughts on “Jo Nesbø — Special Delivery”

  1. He’s a major favour­ite over at Euro Crime. I’ve read two of his pre­vi­ous, Redbreast and Devil’s Star. Criminal that they are pub­lished in trans­la­tion out of alpha­bet­ic­al order as it really ruins some of the impact.
    I have already entered a Euro Crime com­pet­i­tion to win a copy of Nemesis and I have a feel­ing I’ll be suc­cess­ful, so I’ll pass this time — but your win­ners are I think in for a very absorb­ing read­ing exper­i­ence.

  2. Hmm, bit odd that they’re being pub­lished out of sequence.

    I’m just begin­ning to read Nemesis. Has a pretty good start; we’ll see how it goes.

  3. I’d be inter­ested in a copy of Nemesis. I’ve read some Sewdish thrillers — Sjowall & Wahloo, Henning Mankell, and I’d like to see what the Norwegians have to offer.

  4. [Re-post­ing Marco’s com­ment]

    Is it only for the U.K.? I live in Italy.
    Would love to read it,in fact I would already have bought it had I not also entered the Eurocrime com­pet­i­tion.
    Strange as it seems,publishing out of order is a com­mon prac­tice-it hap­pens here also,and it happened for one of my favour­ite Italian authors when he was trans­lated into English.
    I sup­pose the reas­on is the desire to start with the “stronger” (or rather,better mar­ket­able) books in order to hook the readers,but in the case of ongo­ing series it’s very annoy­ing.

  5. Yes, it’s a bit strange that the pub­lished are being pub­lished out of order. I’ll send your address to Random House — hope­fully they don’t mind send­ing some­thing out to Italy.

  6. I had the good for­tune to read Jo Nesbo’s book in uncor­rec­ted proof format (I have a great con­nec­tion at a loc­al indi book store) and can­not stop telling people about Nesbo and his writ­ing. I would love to have a free copy of the book but since I’ve already read it, hope­fully you will find oth­ers to place a com­ment here, get a free copy and find out how good Jo Nesbo is. I liked the rhythm of his writ­ing, his way of weav­ing sur­round­ings into his writ­ing without dwell­ing too much on the scene and his char­ac­ters. Just a good read that I recom­mend. As someone who also writes mys­ter­ies, I am always look­ing for authors from whom I can learn. Nesbo is one I will study.

  7. While some time has past since this thread was star­ted. But, I must say that I have read all of Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole books pub­lish in America and hope to read them soon in Norwegian

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