Bravo… Jo Nesbø… once again!
“Nemesis” is the second entry in the Harry Hole series. English translated books.
It seems lots of people have gotten a bit confused with the fact that the books haven’t been released in the right order to the English speaking/reading world. So, if you are new to Nesbø and you happen to read in English, then read first “The Redbreast”, then this book and then “The Devil’s Star”, book I attempt to read as soon as I once again feel forced to read, perhaps, the best Scandinavian crime fiction author of the moment.
And who Am I to give such a statement? A guy who constantly reads crime fiction and that regardless the lack of knowledge about Scandinavian crime/mystery authors (although Mankell and Indridason must count as reference) thinks that this bold statement is what an intelligent writer like Nesbø deserve.
I must say that my favorite authors are either Americans: Lehane, Cruz Smith, Lee Burke or European (non Scandinavian), Wilson and Connolly. In my humble opinion these guys belongs to a category of their own. They write mystery, but what they write about and how they write it goes beyond the so called mystery genre.
That’s what I feel when reading “Nemesis”, I don’t think of Jo Nesbø merely as a Scandinavian author. What I think is:
“He belongs with the big guys in my list"
And that’s why I said once again… Bravo!