Read The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3) Online Free - 1944: Daniel, a soldier, legendary among the Norwegians fighting the advance of Bolshevism on the Russian front, is killed. Two years later, a wounded soldier wakes up in a Vienna hospital. He becomes involved with a young nurse, the consequences of which will ripple forward to the turn of the next century.
1999: Harry Hole, alone again after having caused an embarrassment in the line of duty, has been promoted to inspector and is lumbered with surveillance duties. He is assigned the task of monitoring neo-Nazi activities; fairly mundane until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest. Ellen Gjelten, his partner, makes a startling discovery. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. In a quest that takes him to South Africa and Vienna, Harry finds himself perpetually one step behind the killer. He will be both winner and loser by the novel’s nail-biting conclusion.
The Redbreast won the Glass Key prize for the best Nordic crime novel when it was first published, and was subsequently voted Norway’s best crime novel. The Devil’s Star, Nesbø’s first novel featuring Harry Hole to be translated into English, marked Nesbø as a writer to watch in the ever more fashionable world of Nordic crime.
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October 07, 2010
The Redbreast is actually the third of Jo Nesbø's detective novels featuring the alcoholic Harry Hole (who is on the wagon for most of this particular novel), but alas, it was the first to be translated into English. Nevertheless, it works fine as a standalone, though the impact of one particular...
March 17, 2017
Jo Nesbo ups his game. Way up.
The third of Nesbo’s Harry Hole novels, this one published in 2000. In my review of the second novel, Cockroaches, I opined that as good a writer as Nesbo is, his best work lay in the future.
Every now and then I am right about something and this time I was, The Redbr...
April 07, 2013
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...
August 25, 2016
Και κάπου εδώ ξεκινάνε όλα για το Χάρι. Αν η μέχρι τώρα ζωή του θεωρούνταν βασανισμένη και τον οδήγησε να γίνει αλκοολικός, είναι απορίας άξιο πώς κατάφερε να επιβιώσει από όσα ακολούθησαν μετά από την περιπέτεια αυτού του βιβλίου: είδε συνεργάτες του να σκοτώνονται, ήρθε αντιμέτωπος με πραγματικ...
November 10, 2015
There might be spoilers in the comments because this is one of those books you'll want to talk about with friends.
I have it on good authority (*waves at Thomas*) that Harry Hole's last name doesn't rhyme with "goal". But who are we kidding. We're gonna laugh and snicker every time I mention Harry...
September 08, 2012
Jo Nesbo may be the best Scandinavian crime fiction writer going these days. He's created in Detective Harry Hole an interesting, deeply flawed protagonist who may remind American readers of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch.
The Redbreast is the third novel to feature Hole, and it's a complex story...
September 14, 2014
لدي عادة في السفر – تزعج زوجتي جدا ً -، وهي أن أزور أي مكتبة تصادفني، ولو كانت ركناً في مطار حقير، أتصفح العناوين الإنجليزية التي تكون نادرة أحياناً، اكتشف الأغلفة، أقلب الأوراق، حتى تجرني زوجتي بعيداً باتجاه الطائرة أو القطار المنتظر.
وكان جو نيسبو أحد أكثر الأسماء التي صادفتها في ج...
December 13, 2014
There’s nothing wrong with this Scandinavian crime thriller, possibly the most popular of its category in recent years. Yet its technical achievements (pacing, characterization, research, atmosphere, etc) may have been what kept me being fully emotionally involved in the story. With a few e...
December 21, 2015
With Harry Hole focussing his attention on Norwegian soil, Nesbø brings the third book in the series to the writer's attention. After a heroic act during a political summit, Hole is promoted to inspector and moved to the POT, a security directorate. In his new role, Hole begins an investigation i...
May 27, 2013
According to goodreads alone, 7800 people gave this on average, 3.8 stars.
I should have liked this, but to be honest it was a struggle for me to even finish.
The story seems fractured, moving as it does, between two different time periods, the latter days of WWII and present day Oslo.