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Phantom (original 2011; edition 2012)

by Jo Nesbo

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Title:Phantom
Authors:Jo Nesbo
Info:Knopf (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 400 pages
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Phantom by Jo Nesbo (2011)

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Jo Nesbo did it again. It's the 9th book of the Harry Hole series and it's as fresh, exciting and a page-turner as ever. He starts his investigation for a personal reason but what he finds at the end is no less than an ancient greek tragedy. Shocking.... ( )
  TheCrow2 | Mar 18, 2014 |
My first Nesbo. Probably not my last, but maybe not the best place to start. A lot of back story that it would be helpful to know, so maybe I'll go back to some earlier Harry Hole stories and catch up. Nesbo writes a great crime yarn with many twists and turns and some lovely surprises. He caught me out entirely with the location for the body! No spoiler, but he laid out the clues, and I didn't put them together until the reveal. Very satisfying. ( )
  PhilipJHunt | Dec 31, 2013 |
This book kept you on the edge of your seat as you react to various twist and turns. Thought the narrative of Gusto that coincided with Harry's movements was particularly interesting. Nesbo portrayed the drug scene in Oslo in a very depressing manner. It will be interesting to see where Nesbo goes from here in future endeavors. ( )
  66usma | Dec 19, 2013 |
It took me a rather long time to read this book. Typically dense Nesbo-Hole book. I want to give it five stars, but Harry breaks my heart, so I can't. Then again, maybe he does catch that plane. We'll find out next year. ( )
  MarieDrucker | Nov 22, 2013 |
My last Nesbo for a while (well, still waiting for my copy of Redbreast to work it's way through the library system to me). Phantom was good. Great almost. Certainly having read a bunch of Nesbo's in a row, the later ones are crafted more skillfully. Layers upon layers. It's not necessarily over until it's over, and there are those threads that weave from book to book, continuing the back story. Like [b:The Snowman|9572203|The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7)|Jo Nesbø|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1355881478s/9572203.jpg|2697052] Phantom continues the story of Rakel and Oleg's relationship with Harry. The good news, Nesbo recently announced the 8th Hole book to be published June 9th. Already it's a bestseller in Norway even though nobody knows what it's about!

http://bookblog.scandinavianbooks.com/new-harry-hole-book-from-jo-nesbo-gjenferd/ ( )
  richardcjennings | Nov 11, 2013 |
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There are some readers who will feel such prose itself amounts to a petty crime. But even many of them will be helpless in the face of Nesbo's brilliant, breakneck plotting, which sends Hole back and forth across Oslo, unraveling an intricate series of clues about the city's drug trade and its police force, which is as corrupt as ever.
 
Three years have gone by since Harry Hole limped out of Oslo in a blur of drugs and booze. Now the ex-cop is back in town, clean and sober, and he’s on a mission. It seems that Oleg, the good kid of past Hole novels, has been nailed for a drug murder. Hole needs to clear the kid.

In the Oleg story, Nesbo expands even his generous concept of tangled narratives, and though it’s a matter of personal taste, the process of expansion seems to have produced more credible entertainment than the last couple of Hole books have presented.
added by VivienneR | editThe Toronto Star, Jack Batten (Jun 2, 2012)
 
Jo Nesbø viser i «Gjenferd» hvilken virtuos forteller han er innen en sjanger som det nærmest er gått inflasjon i. Når man lukker boka etter drøye 450 sider har man lest noe som enkelt sagt kan ligne på en gresk tragedie i triviallitterær forkledning.
added by annek49 | editDagsavisen, Turid Larsen (Jun 9, 2011)
 
Harry Hole har sin niende inkarnasjon vært edru i tre år, han er i bedre fysisk form enn på lenge, mens psyken er der den alltid har vært og litt til; gråslitt, selvoppgitt og ridd av melancholiaens Hole spesial. Men; har du først kjøpt og slukt Harry Hole med hud og hår, er det akkurat så sliten han må være nå etter all julingen han har fått siden «Flaggermusmannen» i 1997.
added by annek49 | editNRK, Leif Ekle (Jun 9, 2011)
 
«Gjenferd» er en kriminalroman som innfrir på alle nivåer. Den er skrevet med engasjement, av en forfatter som tror på sin egen fortelling. Og som behersker to ting bedre enn noen andre samtidskrimforfattere jeg kan komme på. Det første er å bygge opp ytre spenning.
Det andre er å villede leseren når det kommer til det evige spørsmålet om hvem som har gjort det. Du kan prøve, men du har ikke en sjanse
 

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Determined to prove the innocence of a young man he helped raise, disgraced former cop Harry Hole embarks on an increasingly dangerous investigation linked to Oslo's most virulent street drug.

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