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Rue Sans-Souci by Jo Nesbo

Rue Sans-Souci (original 2002; edition 2005)

by Jo Nesbo, Alexis Fouillet (Traduction)

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Title:Rue Sans-Souci
Authors:Jo Nesbo
Other authors:Alexis Fouillet (Traduction)
Info:Gaïa (2005), Broché, 504 pages
Collections:Read but unowned

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Nemesis by Jo Nesbo (2002)

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Clunky translation really hindered the story and frustrated me at times, but it didn't stop me from reading it quickly! ( )
  Iambookish | Dec 14, 2016 |
For me it was not quite as good as a few of his other books. Not to say that it wasn't entertaining. ( )
  phillipfrey | Nov 23, 2016 |
Really more like 2.5 stars. There were too many things going on in this book and I didn't like the ending. But it was entertaining and there were bits and pieces of interesting information. I doubt if I will read the other books in the series. ( )
  400mom | Nov 23, 2016 |
Still a great series. I have a lot of fun reading these books, they always have memorable characters and plots. I love the character of Harry Hole, he is far from perfect but has realistic faults and worries. The people surrounding him are also always great, interesting people.

I am definitely glad I read the book and look forward to the others in the series. ( )
  Sarah_Buckley | Sep 17, 2016 |
Nesbø’s writes characters. His men act out their faults on every page. His women mostly die. But, you do not read Nesbø for the people. He’s a plot man.

He starts off racehorse-style, running three plots side by side: dead banklady Stine, dead lover Anna, and dead policewoman Laura. Two of the plots gallop along; the third is a dark horse poking up her long-deceased head every fifty pages or so.

Then Nesbø’s gets tricky. The Inspector solves the murders, neat and tidy, but neatness is illusion. Norwegian crime has layers of evil and the Inspector keeps falling through holes, like a hard-boiled, hard-drinking Alice chasing after a gun-toting rabbit.

The twists get tiresome after a while. Nesbø’s pulls the rug out from under you one too many times. But you go on. You must see how it turned out even if it is 2AM.
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  kerns222 | Aug 24, 2016 |
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Jo Nesboprimary authorall editionscalculated
Andersen, Allan HiltonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bartlett, DonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bartulović, MislavTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Caspi, DanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Čuden, DarkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Olaisen, PerTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Saʻd al-Dīn, MarwānTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Captured on closed-circuit television: A man walks into an Oslo bank, puts a gun to a cashier’s head, and tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn’t get his money fast enough, he pulls the trigger. The young woman dies—and two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace.

After a drunken evening with his former girlfriend, Anna Bethsen, Police Detective Harry Hole wakes up at home with a headache, no cell phone, and no memory of the past twelve hours. That same day, Anna is found shot dead in her bedroom, making Hole a prime suspect in an investigation led by his hated adversary Tom Waaler. Meanwhile, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery, sending rogue detective Hole from the streets of Oslo to steaming Brazil in a race to close two cases and clear his name. But Waaler isn’t finished with his longtime nemesis quite yet.

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Oslo Police Detective Harry Hole is assigned to investigate a series of bank robberies of unparalleled savagery while at the same time absolving himself of the murder of his former girlfriend in a criminal investigation led by his longtime adversary Tom Waaler and Waaler's vigilante police force.… (more)

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