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Snimka sigurnosne kamere prikazuje muškarca kako ulazi u banku i šalterskoj službenici prislanja pištolj uz glavu. Govori joj da broji do dvadeset pet, a kada mu ona preda novac sa zakašnjenjem, ubije je. Slučaj je dodijeljen Harryju Holeu...Dok mu je djevojka u Rusiji, Harry susreće staru ljubav. Odlazi k njoj na večeru i kasnije se probudi bez sjećanja na proteklih dvanaSnimka sigurnosne kamere prikazuje muškarca kako ulazi u banku i šalterskoj službenici prislanja pištolj uz glavu. Govori joj da broji do dvadeset pet, a kada mu ona preda novac sa zakašnjenjem, ubije je. Slučaj je dodijeljen Harryju Holeu...Dok mu je djevojka u Rusiji, Harry susreće staru ljubav. Odlazi k njoj na večeru i kasnije se probudi bez sjećanja na proteklih dvanaest sati. Istoga jutra ona je pronađena ustrijeljena u svome krevetu. Harryju počinju stizati prijeteće poruke. Pokušava li mu netko smjestiti zločin?U međuvremenu pljačkanje banaka nastavlja se s neviđenom okrutnošću...Sjajan novi triler autora Crvendaća, prodan u više od 5 milijuna primjeraka širom svijeta!...

Title : Nemeza
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ISBN : 9789531957960
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Number of Pages : 447 Pages
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Nemeza Reviews

  • Lyn
    2019-06-20 05:43

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.The Good.Jo Nesbo’s surly and reclusive Norwegian detective Harry Hole (pronounced Hooleh) is back in 2002’s Nemesis. Nesbo established Hole in The Bat and Cockroaches and then produced a phenomenal novel with his 2000 novel The Redbreast – one the genre’s best, akin to Stieg Larsson in narrative quality. Hole is engaged to investigate a bank robbery that went wrong, resulting in the death of a bank teller. A wider network of evil is uncovered and Hole is heavily tasked when he is implicated in one of the murders that follows.Nesbo’s writing is the Good in this series. Like noir writers of the past, Nesbo can blend crime elements with a dark, somber setting and hold it all together with introspective and observant contemplations on a variety of subjects. Hole, through Nesbo, is an astute observer of human nature, society and the meaning of life. In Hole, Nesbo has created one of Nordic Noir’s most endearing and charismatic players.Nemesis is about Blood Revenge and Vendetta and this theme is especially successful in the Nordic Noir setting. Nesbo introduces some very interesting Gypsy characters that add further depth and intrigue to this leitmotif. Add in recurring neo-fascist antagonist Tom Waaler to the mix and this is a delicious concoction.The Bad.I have a theory about some American Football coaches who are given the ominous label of “genius”. In a game situation if a certain play is expected or obvious, they will choose a different set. So if the offensive line and the running back have been chewing up yards all game, and they need 2 yards for a first down – he calls a weird pass play and fails. Why did you not go with the certain play??? Dance with the girl you brought to the party! So, after the very, very good The Redbreast Nesbo follows up with the ambitious but narratively overcomplicated Nemesis. There is A LOT going on in this book, a murder investigation, Hole’s alcoholism, Hole’s possibility as a suspect, sub-plots, internal police intrigue, etc etc. The focused, relentless action in Redbreast was lacking, this was all over the place. Nesbo, no doubt trying to recreate his great success with Redbreast, outsmarted himself, jumped the shark and got too fancy.The Ugly.Darkly charismatic, wounded protagonist - ruthless and corrupt recurring antagonist - some sub-plots to come back to and have fun with – Nesbo could be sliding into a soap opera series. This would not be the worst thing in the world, I’ll still read it and clearly millions of fans world wide will as well, but Nesbo is too talented to settle for just a series.Also, this is beginning to remind me of the 70s TV show Mannix, where it becomes commonplace for the hero to get the snot beat out of him in every episode. No doubt Hole is a tough customer, but he may also be the subject of a sadistic formula.Overall.Nemesis is another demonstration of Nesbo’s remarkable talent, and Hole is a crime fiction hero fans can enjoy revisiting again and again.

  • Edward Lorn
    2019-06-26 02:33

    Upon completing this book, I rated it three stars. After a month's time and much thought, I cannot say that I really liked it all that much. I've decided to drop my rating to two stars, and here's why:I was nowhere near as impressed with Nemesis as I was Harry Hole's previous outing, The Redbreast. This one was nothing more than your average detective/bank heist story. The emotional impact of the tale did not match the previous installment either. But I think I mostly didn't care for this story because I called all the twists toward the beginning of the book: both the true bank robber's identity and motives, and what really happened to Harry's love interest. The way the story was handled and the order of character introductions spoiled the read for me because everything seemed so goddamn obvious. The chassis this book is built on is cookie-cutter at best.Still, the book was well-translated, and the prose flowed like Fro-Yo. Nesbø stays true to the character of Harry, and the leaps of logic in getting to the true criminals were not so bad that my suspension of belief suffered a collapse. I am looking forward to the conclusion of this loose trilogy involving Harry and Waaler, and hoping a certain someone gets what's coming to him. Because, if I'm honest, it's the only reason I'm going to read the next book. In summation: If you do not mind the cookie-cutter plot and the poorly executed character intros, you should enjoy yourself. You'll likely not remember this book in a month's time, but it will be fun while it lasts. Final Judgment: I have all the disappointment.

  • Robert
    2019-06-23 02:54

    Sometimes I feel as though I’m genetically hardwired to be a contrarian. Not because I actually like being different than everyone else or going against popular opinion, nor do I actually want to stand on the mountaintop and scream “All you fuckers are wrong.” Because let’s face it, it’s easy to follow everyone else, to march in line and in step, even if it sometimes means you’re headed for a cliff or the occasional mountain lion. Nor do I get some sort of sick, demented pleasure from bashing other authors and other people’s books, because I’m right there in the trenches with you, buddy. Not necessarily holding your hand, but we’re in the same foxhole, staring out at the same battlefield, and trying to make heads or tails of the opposition. Not that writing is a war, but it sometimes feels that way, to get those pesky words down on paper, and then actually have others get behind the words that you have written, until they make them their own.So what does all of this mean for NEMESIS? Well, if you’re looking at the date I started this novel (by the way, that is not a misprint), and the day I finished it (that’s not a misprint either), there’s a massive gap between the two. Where I know I had plenty of fun, and most of this fun was had while not reading said novel. Does that mean it’s badly written? No, absolutely not. But it felt repetitive and redundant, and I was never fully engaged in the story. To be honest, it wasn’t even really all that close of a call. But I wanted to be engaged, I wanted to be fully invested, and I wanted to like this story, because so many others have called it a great and wondrous read with high ratings and glowing reviews. But I just can’t consider myself one of them. Maybe I was built with a different set of Legos.You see, the characters resembled emotionless pits; the dialogue felt trite and pedestrian; the plot plunked along like a Corvette ambling down the train tracks on a Sunday afternoon, to the point that I had to reread the back cover copy to figure out what it was I had just finished; and I ended up so lost within the twists and turns of the story that I forgot where the heck I even was.If I were to sum up this novel, I’d say it made me want to kick Justin Bieber. Which isn’t that much different from how I normally feel. What I really want to find is the novel that makes me want to hug the Biebs. I’m thinking it’s not possible, but I’m going to continue to hold out hope that it’s out there somewhere, and I will continue to expend energy looking for it. Cross-posted at Robert's Reads

  • Matthew
    2019-07-17 08:00

    Yet another series I keep pushing through, hoping it will get better because I have heard so many good things. This one fell completely flat. The story was disjointed. I didn't understand the relationships between the characters. Most of the time I had no idea what was going on or why. I understood the resolution, but I don't think I cared anymore. I spent the last 200 pages or so on autopilot feeling like it ended about 20 times but at the same time feeling like it was never going to end. I will probably keep giving this series a shot because I still hope for a positive shift, but I am quickly losing hope!

  • Phrynne
    2019-06-29 05:34

    This is a big, thick chunky book but I raced through it. On the cover Jo Nesbø is likened to Stieg Larsson but he is nothing like. Nesbø wastes not a single word in description or lengthy explanation. He just tells a great story with plenty of action and lots of great police work. I really enjoy Harry Hole as a character. He may be flawed but he must be nice because all the best people like him and the bad ones do not. And although he makes plenty of mistakes - he has to otherwise there would not be a story - he is always ultimately the smart one who solves the trickiest case. Other reviewers tell me this is not his best book so I am REALLY looking forward to the rest:)

  • Barbara
    2019-07-14 04:34

    Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo police is an alcoholic who's trying to stay on the wagon. That's hard for the detective, who tends to follow his own rules and infuriate his bosses. In this book Harry gets involved with two investigations: a bank heist that left a woman employee dead; and the alleged suicide of a young woman. To investigate the bank robbery Harry and his partner Beate Lønn - who can remember every face she's ever seen - study CCTV tapes of the holdup. These provide clues that lead to a convoluted probe of various suspects. Things become even more confused when the bank robberies continue after the ring leader is identified. Are copy cats at work?Meanwhile, Harry's girlfriend, Rakel, is in Russia for a custody the detective accepts a dinner invitation from an old flame named Anna. Against his better judgement Harry succumbs to various kinds temptation - and wakes up in his bed the next day with no memory of the night before. Worse yet, Anna is found dead in her apartment. Harry is assigned to Anna's case and - though it's being called a suicide - the detective is sure she was murdered. Harry's in a tricky position though: he has to investigate the killing without admitting he knew Anna....or he risks becoming a suspect himself. Things get even harder when Harry starts to get threatening emails from the real killer.The book has a complex plot involving foreign travel, bank robbers, gypsies, unfaithful spouses, drug addicts, prison inmates, a rich executive, corrupt cops, and more. The underlying theme of the book is nemesis - getting revenge for perceived wrongs. And some of the characters have long discussions about the military strategies of Sun Tsu, author of the 'The Art of War.' There's a bit too much of this for my taste, and the story slows down in places. By the time I finished the book my head was spinning with the twists and turns. Good story, recommended to mystery readers - especially fans of Scandinavian suspense novels. FYI: I listened to the audio version of this book, narrated by Norwegian Thor Knai. To me it sounds like the author's name is pronounced 'Joe Nesba' and the main character's moniker is 'Harry Hula.' You can follow my reviews at

  • Anna
    2019-06-22 08:59

    Ο Χάρι Χόλε βρίσκεται μπλεγμένος από εκεί που δεν θα το περίμενε ποτέ, όταν μια πρώην (αλλά πολύ παλιά πρώην) αγαπημένη του βρίσκεται νεκρή και αυτός είναι ανάμεσα στους βασικούς υπόπτους, καθώς ήταν μαζί της το βράδυ πριν πεθάνει. Ο ίδιος, τύφλα στο ποτό που δεν θυμάται πότε ήπιε, δεν θυμάται επίσης τίποτα από όσα έγιναν εκείνο το βράδυ. Προσπαθώντας, λοιπόν, να ξεδιαλύνει το θολό μυστήριο γύρω από τις δικές του κινήσεις και τις συνθήκες θανάτου της νεαρής κοπέλας, εισάγεται στην κουλτούρα των αθίγγανων (ναι, είναι παντού και με χοντρές άκρες σε όλους και σε όλα!)Επίσης, το εγκληματολογικό τμήμα απασχολεί μια σειρά ληστειών τραπεζών, σε μια από τις οποίες υπήρχε θύμα μια ταμίας. Η κάμερα δείχνει ότι ο ληστής – δολοφόνος κάτι της ψιθύρισε πριν την σκοτώσει, κάτι που ανάβει τα λαμπάκια του Χάρι Χόλε και τον οδηγεί μέχρι τη Λατινική Αμερική προκειμένου να συλλάβει το δράστη. Παράλληλα, τρέχει η υπόθεση του θανάτου της Έλεν, που είχε ξεκινήσει στο προηγούμενο βιβλίο, όπου οι αναγνώστες ξέρουν περισσότερα από τον αγαπημένο μας επιθεωρητή και λαχταρούν για τη λύση της υπόθεσης. Πάμε στα τετριμμένα λοιπόν: καταιγιστική δράση, κινηματογραφική πλοκή (παρεπιπτόντος ο Φασμπέντερ με το Χιονάνθρωπο έρχεται σε ένα χρόνο από τώρα!!!), αφήγηση που κόβει την ανάσα και διαβάζεται μονορούφι! Οι δράστες και στις δυο υποθέσεις δεν μπορούν να γίνουν αντιληπτοί παρά μόνο προς το τέλος του βιβλίου και οι λόγοι που οδήγησαν στα παραπάνω εγκλήματα επίσης δεν είναι οι προφανείς. Νέμεσις είναι η ελληνική θεότητα για την εκδίκηση. Η σύνδεση του τίτλου με την υπόθεση γίνεται, πάλι ως συνήθως, στο τέλος του βιβλίου. Χθες έπεσε στο μάτι ένα άρθρο του VICE για τους 10 λόγους για να παντρευτείτε έναν αστυνομικό (, το λες λίιιιιγο ειρωνικό, εγώ όμως θα σας πω έναν και μόνο: Χάρυ Χόλε!!! Και η Ράκελ συμφωνεί (σε αυτό το βιβλίο!)

  • Μιχάλης
    2019-06-22 06:56

    Διαβάστηκε μέσα σε 24 ώρες, αν αυτό σας λέει κάτι.Pageturner αστυνομικό με τα όλα του. Γραφή που ρέει, πολύ δουλεμένη πλοκή και με έναν ρυθμό που σε κρατάει από το γιακά όσο σου πετάει μικρές πληροφορίες και ανατροπές και χαρακτήρες που, χωρίς να ξεχωρίζουν, σου μένουν και διακρίνονται ο ένας από τον άλλον. Μην περιμένετε γραφή που θα σας εκτοξεύσει (αν και το βιβλίο είναι μετάφραση από την αγγλική μετάφραση, δε θα μου έκανε εντύπωση αν ο Nesbo είναι κανένας βιτρουόζος της πένας και όλη του η ομορφιά χάνεται στη μετάφραση) ξέρει όμως όλα τα κόλπα για να τραβήξει το ενδιαφέρον του αναγνώστη.Στο βιβλίο υπάρχουν τρεις βασικές υποθέσεις που συγκλίνουν και αποκλίνουν: η ληστεία της τράπεζας είναι μία καλοστημένη υπόθεση, τα στοιχεία είναι εκεί από την πρώτη σελίδα και αναπτύσσεται μέχρι τέλους επαρκώς. Η υπόθεση με την "αυτοκτονία" από την άλλη... δε με έπεισε η λύση της αλλά γενικά η ιδέα του mastermind που τα έχει όλα σκεφτεί εξαρχής με ενοχλεί. Όσο για την υπόθεση του Πρίγκιππα, που εκκρεμεί από το προηγούμενο βιβλίο, εδώ προχωράει πολύ καλά αλλά ήλπιζα ότι θα έκλεινε. Σε κάθε περίπτωση, παρά τα όποια παράπονα οι υποθέσεις έχουν μεταξύ τους πολύ καλή συνέργεια και ταιριάζουν απόλυτα και στα character arcs.Αναρρωτιέμαι σε πόσο χρόνο θα διαβάσω το επόμενο...

  • Melissa
    2019-06-28 09:37

    This is a pretty good read, but messy. Too much going on. I am currently on the lookout for a mystery that doesn't "end" three times before it actually ends. Allow me to give away the entire book - It was that guy who killed the apparent suicide victim! No, it was that guy! No, actually she killed herself after all. What about the bank robber? That guy! No, that guy's brother! No, it's a copycat & the first bank robbery was actually a murder! Are we done yet? Let's let the bad guy threaten the nice lady detective aaaannnddd, we're through! I am a tremendous fan of Beate Lonn, as I imagine her as Amy Ryan from the second season of the wire. Oh, sweet Beatrice Russell. I like Harry Hole, too, so as I wait for The Snowman (which I'll definitely read because I have to make sure that Waaler gets his comeuppance) to move up in my hold queue, I'll check out other books in the series.

  • Paul Curd
    2019-07-07 04:38

    There really should be a health warning or spoiler alert printed on the cover of this book. It is the third of Jo Nesbø's Harry Hole series of detective novels to be translated into English. The first was The Devil's Star, but actually The Devil's Star turns out to be the third in the series and very much the sequel to Nemesis. For some reason, the novels have been translated and published in the UK out of sequence (I guess the reason is they published the best one first to test the water . . .). Unlike most detective series novels, you really do need to read Nesbø's Harry Hole books in the correct order to get the most from them. While each novel stands alone to a certain extent, there is a thread running through them that is best followed chronologically. So if you haven't read the first in the series, The Redbreast, maybe you should do so before you read this book!Nemesis begins with grainy CCTV footage showing a masked man walking into a bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn't get his money in time, she is executed. No forensic evidence is recovered, but the Oslo police treat the incident simply as a bank robbery gone wrong and the investigation is assigned to Rune Ivarsson, the arrogant Head of the Robbery Unit. Maverick detective Harry Hole, however, has spent the whole weekend studying the CCTV videotape and believes the case should be treated as a murder, which means it should be investigated by the Crime Squad (of which he is a member). As a result, Harry is temporarily attached to the Robbery Unit in a semi-detached role with a brief to pursue the case in parallel to the main investigation.Lurking somewhere at the back of all this is an event that took place in Nesbø's earlier novel, The Redbreast. In The Redbreast, Harry's partner and close friend, Ellen Gjelten, is beaten to death with a baseball bat. As a result, Harry had an alcoholic relapse, something he is still recovering from at the start of Nemesis. In Harry's opinion, the case of Ellen's murder had never been cleared up satisfactorily. Harry had found incriminating evidence against a suspect, but before justice could take its course Inspector Tom Waaler had shot the suspect dead in an alleged fire fight. Harry doubted Waaler's story, and felt the dead suspect's motive for killing Ellen was never satisfactorily explained.But Ellen is dead, and Harry needs a new partner. He is assigned another female detective Beate Lønn, whose father had been an Oslo cop shot on duty during a bank raid a few years earlier. When Harry first meets Beate she reminds him of a corpse Ellen and he had once fished out of Bunnefjord. Is this a foreshadowing of events to come? Will history repeat itself?Meanwhile, Harry's girlfriend is away in Russia, sorting out a messy divorce. While she is away, and the investigation into the bank robbery/murder is just beginning, Anna an old flame gets in touch with Harry. He meets her for a drink and goes for a coffee back to her house, where he admires a series of paintings Anna is working on. She has called the paintings Nemesis, after the goddess. A few days later, Harry goes back to Anna's for dinner, but the next morning he wakes up at home with a terrible hangover and no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning Anna is found shot dead in her bed. Harry investigates the case without revealing his association with the dead girl, but then he begins to receive threatening e-mails by someone who seems to know there is more to Anna's death than the police suspect. Is someone trying to frame him for Anna's murder?This is a very complex (or maybe that should be complicated) novel. There are several plots and sub-plots, clues and red herrings, and many a twist and turn. It is very well written (and the translator should get an honourable mention here) and on the whole an enjoyable read. But it is a very long book at nearly 500 pages. Around about page 300 I was beginning to wilt under the complexity of it all. But just as I was starting to run out of stamina, Nesbø introduced a shocking new element relating to Ellen Gjelten's murder and reinvigorated the story.The ending is a puzzle, and I scratched my head over it for a while before discovering that all is revealed in the third book in the series, The Devil's Star.

  • Sofia
    2019-06-26 02:46

    Watching David Suchet's Hercule Poirot tv series is like comfort food for me. I've watched the lot of them repeatedly (my family would say ad nauseum). Poirot follows his tried and tested method in most of the series/books, he searches, he finds, he ponders and keeps his card close to his chest. In the meantime I enjoy myself feeling part of the story as I follow him from here to there and discover this and that. I get most of the thrill during this part of the story, not the part where he gathers everyone together and goes through and debunks most of the theories until we are left with the reveal coming totally from left field leaving me rather confused and wondering what just happened. Ok if I think about it, the story does makes sense as he says it does but I am still feeling like I'm hopping on one foot trying to find sure ground. Christie intends for this I think, she leads round and round and we enjoy the ride but at the end we do not know what exactly hit us.Why am I harping on about Christie and Poirot when I have just read a Nesbo though? Well it is because the whole progression of the story and how it ends is pure Poirot, what I just described above. Either Nesbo was saluting the Dame or he wanted to try his hand at what she did or it is just an association I place on the whole thing seeing I like both Christie and Nesbo.Another Bravo for Nesbo and girls I do want to read more, yes please.Read with my Harry Gang - Lena and Alona

  • Kyriakos S Kyriakou
    2019-06-25 10:42

    Νομίζω ότι με αυτό το βιβλίο με κέρδισε ως φανατικό αναγνώστη του ο Νέσμπο! Από την μέση και μετά οι ανατροπές διακατέχουν η μια την άλλη! Πάντως προτείνω όσοι θα ξεκινήσετε από το μηδέν να διαβάζεται τον επιθεωρητή Χάρι Χόλε ακολουθήστε την σειρά που έχουν γραφτεί, και θα καταλάβετε το γιατί! Για να μάθετε την σειρά επισκεφτείτε το http:\\

  • Emily
    2019-06-21 07:37

    Συνεχίζεται ανοδικά η πορεία του συγγραφέα με κάθε βιβλίο του να είναι καλύτερο από τα προηγούμενα.Ο ήρωας του είναι απόλυτα ανθρώπινος, με τα δικά του βάσανα και προβλήματα που τον κάνουν απολύτως συμπαθή.Σε αυτήν την περιπέτεια, ο Χάρι Χόλε έχει βυθιστεί στην κατάθλιψη, απαρηγόρητος για το θάνατο της συνεργάτιδας του και κάνει ακόμα μια συνειδητή προσπάθεια να απέχει από το αλκοόλ. Συγκατοικεί στο γραφείο του με τον Χάλβορσεν, για τον οποίο αποτελεί ένα είδος μέντορα, έχοντας το ρίξει στους ποιοτικούς καφέδες με την καινούργια τους μηχανή espesso. Σύντομα, στο δίδυμο θα προστεθεί η νεοφερμένη στο τμήμα Μπέτε Λεν, που θα αποτελέσει με τη φωτογραφική της μνήμη μια πολύτιμη βοήθεια. Η τριάδα θα καταφέρει να λύσει πολλά διαπλεκόμενα μυστήρια που βασίζονται τα περισσότερα στην εκδίκηση και την αυτοδικία.Έχοντας τρομάξει να αποκαταστήσουμε τον ήρωα μας με την Ράκελ και τον μικρό της γιο Όλεγκ, δεν προλαβαίνουμε να χαρούμε και πολύ μια και η παρ' ολίγον οικογένεια του αναγκάζεται να πάει στη Μόσχα για την υπόθεση της κηδεμονίας του Όλεγκ. Η ιστορία αυτή αποτελεί από μόνη της ένα ακόμα μέτωπο για τον Χάρι ο οποίος θα δεχτεί μια απρόσμενη βοήθεια από έναν τρόφιμο φυλακής. Το πόσα πολλά μπορεί να κάνει ένας τρόφιμος φυλακής ήταν ίσως το μόνο αδύνατο σημείο της πλοκής, που εμένα δεν με έπεισε, αν και ίσως σε real life σενάριο να μην αποτελεί μεγάλη έκπληξη. Ο τρόφιμος μόνο κυβέρνηση δεν ανεβοκατέβασε! Λεπτομέρειες όμως, μπρος σε ένα ωραίο, χορταστικό και απολαυστικό ανάγνωσμα που έχει και συνέχειες! Τι παρηγοριά!

  • James Thane
    2019-07-09 04:45

    Nemesis is a complex psychological thriller that weaves together the strands of two different investigations that prove to be interrelated. When a teller is shot and killed in a dramatic bank robbery, Oslo homicide detective Harry Hole is assigned to the team investigating the crime. But Harry, a recovering alcoholic with a ton of other issues, does not work well with others and soon finds himself investigating apart from the larger team, assisted only by a young detective and video analyst, Beate Lonn. As the bank robber strikes again and again, the pressure builds on the police to resolve the crimes and capture the mastermind behind them.In an apparently unrelated development, Harry agrees to have dinner with an old girlfriend while his current love is out of town. He wakes up the next morning with a world-class hangover, apparently having fallen off the wagon and with no memory of the last twelve hours. Unhappily, the former girlfriend turns up dead, apparently having died during Harry's blackout.As Harry digs into the series of bank robberies and the death of Anna, his former lover, it becomes apparent that the two cases may be related, and Harry soon finds himself with major problems.This is a densly-plotted, well-written book that will appeal to lots of readers, particularly those who have completed the Steig Larsson trilogy and who might be looking for a new Scandinavian protagonist.

  • StevenGodin
    2019-07-13 06:58

    My first foray into Scandinavia crime noir, which seems in the last 10 years to have come out of nowhere to take the world by storm, TV as well. Nemesis is a decent read, not as dark as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but not as good either. In Harry Hole there is a detective you believe in, he has flaws like everybody else, there are moments of tension, and a good developing plot/story, where footage of a bank robbery has been looked at hundreds of times and the police searched for finger prints twice as long as normal but nothing. Not a hint or a clue, not even a trace of evidence. The bank was robbed with not a single lead to go by. This thief was a pro, and appears to have struck elsewhere.Then there is the suspicious suicide of Hole's old flame, landing him in the firing line, so how will Harry solve the case if the whole town suspects him? There is so much here in common with American crime fiction, in terms of plot, but the difference lies all in Scandinavia itself, creating a snowy, dark atmospheric landscape that seeps into your bones, although it never really feels that chilling in tone, mostly following the deep police investigation and studying Harry Hole, not just as a detective, but as a human being as well.

  • Heba
    2019-06-21 09:44

    ...هذا العمل يبدو من أوائل الروايات البوليسية التى كتبها " جو نيسبو" لإنه يفتقد الاحترافية التى تلمستها في الاعمال التي سبق لى قراءتها للكاتبكما إنني استطعت الكشف عن القاتل من جملة قصيرة وردت في البداية ومعرفة سارق المصرف من الوهلة الأولى وكأن عقل الكاتب كان مزخماً بالأفكار والمواقف المشوقة والمتسارعة فأراد أن يلقيها كلها مرة واحدة على الورق ولذا هناك جريمة قتل يتورط فيها المحقق "هارى " نفسه و أخرى هى عمليات متسلسلة من سرقة المصارف كما إن ملامح شخصية المحقق "هارى" لم تكن اكتملت بعد تكاد تكون صورة مهتزة وضبابية إن كان عنيداً متغطرساً وحتماً سيأتى يوماً وينتهى عمله بشعبة الجريمة بكارثة إلا إنه ليس احمقاً هو مهما شعر بالخوف يعلم إن القليل منه يكفي لتكون شجاعاً والكثير منه يكفى للقضاء عليكوهذا ما لم يكن جلياً في هذا العمل بل يكاد يكون مخالفاً له واخيراً تنبهت لأمر هام ألا وهو نحن بنى البشر الكائنات الوحيدة القادرة على الانتقام

  • Lena♥Ribka
    2019-06-17 04:41

    I don’t know how how to describe what I feel at the end of the book!I know exactly what I felt at the beginning of Nemesis (and through three quarters of the plot): I thought, it was one of the best mystery books I ever read. And then...the final spurt towards the finishing initial sensations about my reading orgasm went rapidly downwards. And, believe or not, I finished it, if not confused, but more conflicted than I'd like to.The Book#4 in the series is VERY VERY complex. Many many things happen here. It has both, advantages and disadvantages. The goody: it won’t leave you time to catch a breath, the plot pacing is EXTREMELY fast. Less good: the plot is very scattered and demands a lot of brain work (don't even try to read it at work, between the meetings, very challenging). As a reader, you need to digest A LOT of information, while the focus of the story keeps on changing CONSTANTLY. And toward the end the author intensifies this effect, starting LITERALLY to jump from one scene to another. Strangely enough, but I found it actually pretty refreshing and thrilling, while reading the first 80%, and then, instead of being complex and multilayered the story-line turned into over-complicated and incomprehensible. My biggest irritation is the resolving of two running cases. Not the fact that they were resolved, and for sure not the fact that it was Harry who did the whole job (bless him!), but the way the perpetrators scheduled their plans (REALLY?!), and a very weird extravagant WAY to fulfill their plans. Very confusing, utterly improbable and very soap-opera-like.(view spoiler)[Self-staging suicide was my biggest problem. I don't buy it. No way. (hide spoiler)]The final thoughts:Jo Nesbo is a very talented author, and he is getting better and better with every installment. It is just so...I have very high exceptions for his works, maybe I became a bit more critical and a bit less reasonable and a bit more bitchy and a bit less logical, but it was 10 stars for me for the first half of the book, and not more than 3 towards the end. I can't wait to read the next sequel though. Does it explain my critical mood?!***And of course I want to read it only with my girls! BR with Sofiaand Alona["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Amanda NEVER MANDY
    2019-06-26 06:44

    Harry makes a new friend and gets one step closer to solving the crime that matters most to him.I really enjoyed the mystery on this one, how it split off into multiple different little mysteries and then how they all came back together in the end. I was actually quite clueless until the very last moment regarding the whodunit portion of the story. I thought I had it all sorted out but was pleasantly surprised when I realized I was wrong. *GASP* Yes, I totally did just admit to being wrong about something AND that I was okay with it. A new character was introduced in this book who has quite an interesting back story. She also has a quirk about her that intrigues me and I can’t wait to see what else she is going to bring to the series….that is if they keep her around. Any member of the Harry Hole fan club knows that character permanence is not something a reader should expect with these books.I do keep waiting for the bottom to fall out on the series and for things to get repetitive and boring. It’s not that I want this, but that past experience has taught me that the trajectory usually goes down on the rating scale. Plots get predictable, characters become exaggerated and my tolerance for the “on the previous episode” rehashed bullshit becomes null.So here’s to Harry Hole continuing to prove my Negative Nancy ass wrong.

  • James
    2019-07-07 09:58

    Harry Hole returns in the fourth book in the series by Jo Nesbø (although only the second, translated ably, by Don Bartlett) and follows on from Redbreast. Some time has passed between the two novels, although it's not entirely clear how much - not enough to change the other people around him too much or for him to have ruined his relationship with Rakel (surely only a matter of time) or to have forgotten the murder of his partner, Ellen, but enough for there to be a new girl on the force - Beate Lønn - an expert in video analysis.Nemesis is two crimes in one; a bank robbery, where the robber executes one of the bank staff when his request to get the money within a certain amount of time isn't met. The other, an ex-girlfriend of Hole's, Anna, who he meets up with for drinks is found dead in her apartment - apparently suicide - however Hole's memory of the evening is a total blank. So while investigating the bank robbery with Lønn, he's also trying to continue the investigation into the death of Anna without implicating himself to his colleagues, and not forgetting the ongoing investigation into the death of Ellen that he's struggling to keep alive.So far, so confusing. One cop, three cases, but, Nesbø didn't think that was confusing enough. The three cases are intertwined, common threads and characters appear and disappear from one case to another and so on. Hole's own blackouts further confuse the second case, and finally, every time Hole decides he's solved a case, you soon realise he hasn't. The two main cases both have twists, even their twists have further twists. Until you're thoroughly confused. The robbery is solved half-way through the book. I assumed this was to free up the rest of the book to concentrate on the Anna and Ellen cases, but nope, Hole's got the wrong man (and not for the last time). If you can keep up, both the main cases have very clever resolutions, although the Ellen case really never gets much further than in Redbreast - there are hints and clues provided to us the reader, but Harry never really gets anywhere. Fingers crossed that Waaler, the Prince, gets his comeuppance in the next book.Gripping and well paced, even as confusing as it was. You're never quite sure how closely the cases are connected, or who is guilty, is getting framed, or is just lying to us, right until the end. (view spoiler)[Even then, while I thought that the Anna case was tied up satisfactorily, I struggled with one facet of the resolution of the robberies. We find out who committed the first robbery/execution, but the remaining robberies were presumably copycats - who committed those? How did that person get the necessary inside information? Can we assume it was Gunnerud and Waaler (something else for him to get his comeuppance for)? (hide spoiler)]

  • Slávek Rydval
    2019-06-25 07:55

    Světový zájem o severskou kriminálku zřejmě rozpoutal Stieg Larsson svým Miléniem. Bohužel to má i ten důsledek, že se k nám ze Skandinávie tahají romány, které lze bez okolků označit za silně podprůměrné čtivo pro masy (a tedy intelektuálně člověka sotva obohacující). Jedním takovým zastupitelem, který je (naprosto špatně) kriminálním románem označován, je Nemesis od Joa Nesboa.Povězme si, co vlastně nutí vydavatele knihu zařadit do kategorie kriminální žánr:1) Je z prostředí (kmininální) policie.2) Vyšetřuje se tam zločin.3) Obsahuje všechna možná klišé:a. Hlavní vyšetřovatel je problémový (zde alkoholik).b. Nevraživost na pracovišti mezi některými kriminalisty.c. Hlavní postava s sebou vláčí svou nevyřešenou minulost.d. Vyšetřování nakonec vedou dva týmy. Ba co víc, a to je jedno z nejtrapnějších klišé, spolupracovník hlavní postavy připraví na ni léčku. e. Hlavní postava jde proti předpisům a nakonec uspěje.f. Doplňte si další, kniha to splňovat vesměs bude.Co však knize naopak markantně chybí, je bod, který dělá kriminálku kriminálkou a co určuje i to, zda jde o kvalitní knihu: čtenář má mít neustále možnost přemýšlet o tom, kdo zločin spáchal a neměl by se to pokud možno dozvědět dříve než na posledních pár stránkách. Na to je ale zřejmě Nesbo hodně špatným spisovatelem, neboť Nemesis je prachsprostý deníkový záznam jakéhosi loupežného přepadení. Pokud vypluje na povrch nějaká skutečnost, hned je rozebrána a čtenář je někam nasměrován, aniž by třeba chtěl, aniž by dostal možnost pochybovat, přemýšlet. Pro čtení na deku na pláž možná dobré, resp. lepší než bulvární deník, ale jinak?Kniha má na 500 stran, a ačkoliv někteří o ní tvrdí, že ji nemohli odložit z ruky, mně to neudělalo problém nikdy. Ano, čtivá sice je, ale napínavá? Nikoliv. Dozví se člověk něco ze života ze severu? Nikoliv. Vadilo by, kdybych přestal v třetině, půlce, ke konci číst a pak už nedočetl? Ó nikoliv. Má cenu se těšit na další ze série úchvatného vyšetřovatele Harryho? Pche, na světě je tolik lepšího čtení…

  • Tony
    2019-06-24 03:56

    Nesbo, Jo. NEMESIS. (2002; U.S. 2008). ****. Nesbo is an international best-selling author from Norway. His earlier book, “The Redbreast,” was his initial claim to fame. Although not well-known to American readers, he has picked up a solid cadre of fans who will swell his audience through word of mouth. This novel takes his detective hero, Hole, of the murder squad, into the world of the gypsies. It all starts out with a bank robbery, where the robber, later termed the Expediter, holds a gun to one of the female tellers’ head and tells the bank manager that he has twenty-five seconds to open the newly filled ATM. When the manager finally gets the unit opened, he was two seconds overdue, and the Expediter shoots the teller in the head, killing her instantly. He then calmly loads up his carryall with about 2-million kroner and escapes on foot. Hole, along with the robbery group, is assigned to this case. He is also assigned a new co-worker, a young female rookie who is the daughter of an older policeman killed in the line of duty. She has a special talent – called fusiform gyrus – which although it sounds like a virus, is a condition where she can never forget she has seen. While working on this case, Hole gets a call from a former girlfriend, who invites him over for a drink and to talk over old times. Hole stays late and leaves her apartment, apparently drunk, and cannot remember exactly what happened while he was there. The next day he learns that she is dead, shot through the head – an apparent suicide. It’s not all so clean cut, though, and traces of his presence in the apartment at least make him a material witness, if not an actual suspect. This is a fast-paced thriller, although you need to write down all the names as they come up – unless, of course, you’re Norwegian and are familiar with them. Recommended.

  • Wordsmith
    2019-07-01 07:48

    One of The Sites Harry Is Sure To Visit At Least Once Per Novel:Vigeland Park Oslo, NorwayThis is actually the second in the series and I have to say I found it better overall than a couple of his later ones. It is interesting going backwards and read of the events alluded to in Harry's future. Witnessing the beginning of his relationship with Rakel, probing the roots of the animosity between him and certain co-workers, indeed, the department in general. Yes, Harry gets his man. But at what cost? Prices can be so high and let's not forget about inflation. A decent series, actually better than most. Another Oslo Site I Feel I've Come To Know Very Well:Frogner Park Oslo, NorwayHarry does get around....Oslo, In The Evening:

  • Cathy DuPont
    2019-07-02 05:58

    I'm dedicating the reading of this book to my friend Harry RoolartHarry, when he was a bit more active, pestered me until I read the first couple of books in the HH series. After that I was hooked by Harry Hole. He is in my top three characters who I really love and enjoy reading. (This is a character from authors who are still alive and writing i.e. Michael Connelley.)So thanks, Harry!And remember that Harry is my "go to" person for all things Scandinavian. He can tell you how to pronounce Hole and tell you why there is a sword through the 'o's and little dots above the 'a's. I've always been curious. :D+++++++++++++++++++This was the very best Harry Hole yet, in my opinion. But read then in order, keeping in mind that the first in the series is good but they grow and expand as the series flows and get better. Nesbo, what a writer and storyteller. What a talent. This series is right there with Dave Robicheaux, Harry Bosch, and OMG, Travis McGee? Might have to ponder including McGee in that group. But Harry, well, Harry's a trip.

  • Chrissa Vasileiou
    2019-07-14 08:36

    Το μόνο σίγουρο είναι πως δεν μπορείς να διαβάσεις βιβλίο του Nesbo αφηρημένη,απλά για να περάσει η ώρα..Αν δεν προσέχεις την πλοκή,το 'χασες..Ο βασιλιάς της σκανδιναβικής λογοτεχνίας κεντάει κυριολεκτικά σ' αυτό το βιβλίο,δημιουργώντας ολοκληρωμένους χαρακτήρες,που μπλέκονται σε μια σφιχτή πλοκή η οποία δε σε αφήνει να το αφήσεις από τα χέρια σου,πριν φτάσεις στην τελευταία σελίδα..Τίποτα δεν είναι όπως φαίνεται κι εκεί που νομίζεις πως έχει δοθεί η λύση,γίνεται η ανατροπή κι όλα αλλάζουν!Κι εσύ μένεις κάγκελο αρχικά,και μετά κουνάς το κεφάλι καταφατικά με ικανοποίηση γιατί ναι,ο Nesbo δίνει μια αριστοτεχνική απάντηση σε όλα τα ερωτήματα που σου έχει προκαλέσει το στόρυ έως το τέλος.Και το καταφέρνει χωρίς να κάνει καθόλου λιγότερο συναρπαστική την αφήγηση...Το συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα!!5 αστεράκια με δόξα και τιμή! :)

  • Janice
    2019-07-03 08:36

    Jo Nesbo keeps getting better and better! This book is the fourth in the Harry Hole series and the second in what is called The Oslo Trilogy. The story is complex and multi-layered. It's almost breathtaking when all the pieces fall into place at the end.It's hard to write too much without giving away spoilers. Let me just say that I think all hell is going to break loose in the next book in the series.

  • Reckoner
    2019-07-07 03:40

    Damnitt Jo, every fucking time

  • Amiad
    2019-07-06 04:00

    שודד בנקים מתוחכם שודד וגם רוצח והארי הולה צריך כמובן לעצור אותו. במקביל הוא צריך לחקור פרשייה שיותר קרובה אליו אישית ולהתמודד עם יצר ההרס העצמי הרגיל שלו.העלילה מותחת, הפתרון יחסית מפתיע (למרות שקצת ניחשתי) והארי הוא דמות בלתי נשכחת. חלקים מהספר קשורים לאדום החזה שלא ממש זכרתי.

  • Radka
    2019-06-17 09:02

    Pár poznámek k Nesbømu (jednou se třeba naučím i ty recenze)Když jsem četla svou první nesbøovku (Nemesis), nemohla jsem se zbavit pocitu, že i když mě kniha baví, k dokonalosti jí cosi chybí nebo možná spíš přebývá. Při četbě Pentagramu jsem pak dospěla k závěru, že se nejspíš jedná o promyšlený autorský záměr: psát knihy dost dobré na to, aby je lidé četli, ale zároveň všelijak nedokonalé a tedy i vzbuzující naději, že v příští knize se zadaří lépe.Sama jsem právě takhle uvažovala, když jsem sahala po dalších dílech série. (Nepsal o něčem takovém i ten Bayard? Všichni hledáme ideální, dokonalou knihu, tu ale nikdy neobjevíme, protože takovou nosíme jen ve své hlavě.) Hlavním problém přitom pro mě představují zápletky. Nesbø zjevně považuje vraždy za svébytný druh umění, které se projevuje v naprosté čistotě provedení, v efektním aranžmá mrtvol či v celkovém dojmu, který má vrahovo řádění zanechat. Místo němého úžasu však konání pachatelů často vzbuzuje spíš jisté pochyby, všechno se zdá poněkud neuvěřitelné, vykalkulované a přitažené za vlasy. Nadšením mě neplní ani snaha ozvláštňovat příběhy exotickými výlety za hranice všedních dní, zvlášť východoevropské kulisy (Praha v Pentagramu, Vukovar ve Spasiteli) jsou až nesnesitelně klišovité.Přesto všechno (a nejspíš i kvůli tomu, že nejsem zrovna protřelý čtenář detektivek), si holeovskou sérii ve skutečnosti dost užívám. Miluju Nesbøho Oslo. Líbí se mi, jak autor dává čtenářům nahlédnout do myslí postav, popisuje jejich pocity, vzpomínky a názory, zaplňuje své knihy postřehy a drobnými pozorováními a trousí životní moudra patetická tak akorát. A tak už teď vím, že nejspíš časem sáhnu po dalším dílu, abych prozkoumala, zda se blíží den, kdy Nesbøho budu moci milovat.

  • Tracey
    2019-06-19 02:35

    Oh, Harry Hole! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways... You are the most Anti-Hero I've read, but I would totally date you!

  • Girish
    2019-07-10 02:37

    There are mysteries, there are thrillers and then there is the best of both worlds called Jo Nesbo books. I am officially a fan after Nemesis!Harry Hole is part of a joint investigation with Robbery department of a bank robbery gone wrong. When the escalations in robberies happen with more daring savagery, Hole starts a parallel investigation with Boete (wonderkid) and an extremely well connected gypsy ex-robber doing time playing mind games. That is just the beginning. He gets a call from a ex-girlfriend and after a date about which he couldn't remember a thing, he discovers her body, which the police close an open and shut suicide. Only Harry starts investigating the murder and finds a lot of missing pieces and emails that taunt him surface. The cat and mouse race, though far fetched, gives you an incredible ride with multiple twists, turns and a psychological exploration into revenge. The mystery is quite brilliant (though I guessed right, and then was made to doubt myself) but the thrill is sufficient to sneak read the book. Picking up the rest of the series this year.