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on 10 March 2015
Excellent thriller
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on 11 February 2015
great holiday read
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book has to be five stars.
The reviewer who said that Katerina Bratt returns to police duties completely missed the point.
She did not....she ends up in a psychriatic hospital!
How further can she/he have got it wrong?Did they read it?
Seriously this book is meant to be sheer entertainment.On that level it delivers superbly .
Some books have to be taken seriously...when they are meant to be.This book is in a very different category and is meant to be enjoyed.
For God's sake read it for what it is....a great thriller.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 July 2015
Sitting in the sunshine in southern Spain, with nothing much to do, so why not read this book, that a kind friend bought me. Well, I've struggled from the very start to like this trashy novel and now at approximately 25% of the way in I've decided that even painting my toe nails would be a better way of entertaining myself and I'm a heterosexual man. If you are a discerning reader you will check out the other one star reviews. If you are not, you will look at the five star reviews and buy this book.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 20 September 2010
Having seen ads for The Snowman describing Jo Nesbo as the next Steig Larssen and having been totally gripped by the first two of the Millenium Trilogy (waiting to get my hands on MY COPY of the third ! ), I thought I would give it a try. It held my attention, but in the end the plot is poor. Harry Hole is quite well drawn but the remaining characters hardly come to life. If you are a Steig Larssen fan prepare to be disappointed with this.
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16 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on 22 November 2010
I have just finished this book, it is rubbish. In the words of Dorothy Parker, "it should not be cast aside lightly, it should be thrown with great force".

It's a tedious, mixed-up and baggy novel that portrays the police as massively incompetent.

The story line is all over the place, not in an intelligent multi-layered complex form, but in a "oh, I just thought of this" form. The novel displays a lack of planning, and is clearly the ideas for a 200-page diversion stretched out to 550 pages. As this appears to be the seventh of the series, either the writer has learnt nothing from the previous six, or it is a lazy formulaic addition to the set.

It would be easy to blame the translation, but the underlying structure is appalling and would not have been affected by the change in language.

I shall give Jo Nesbo a wide berth in future.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 14 May 2011
This is a book written completely in the mould of The Da Vinci Code and the Larsson trilogy, ie it has a really strong central premise and plot, and it is a long work written in short punchy chapters that are an automatic template for a screenplay. There's nothing wrong with any of that, nor the fact that by virtue of this, it is quite formulaic, because the end result is extremely compelling, and it's central idea, a serial killer in Norway called The Snowman, is actually rather clever.
What diminishes it, however is:
1. It's too long - 550 paperback pages means the story is spread too thin by the end. You start off crunching through virgin snow, but by the end you're slipping in slush.
2. I guessed the killer on page 75 so there wasn't as much tension over the next 475 pages as there should have been.
3. Harry Hole is yet another cardboard cut-out Nordic-Noire cop - on his own, socially dysfunctional, problems with alcohol, problems with people in general, problems with women in particular, lost in the past, etc etc, all as templated originally by Marlowe, Morse, et al.
And yes, the writing is very basic (not helped by some annoying translations) and it is all about "what happens next" as opposed to descriptiveness, characterisation, atmosphere, etc, but it's definitely a page-turner, so what's wrong with that?
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on 31 March 2015
Fabulous series
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 March 2014
I've read a few Nesbo books and I this is one I really enjoyed. I had worked out who the villain was before the end but that actually added to it for me. I find some of his books somewhat convoluted and over complicated. Snowman was a proper story which I could follow easily. One of the few books that I have found difficult to put down. I started to read the paperback version but as we were going on holiday-I bought the e version as well.
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on 30 June 2015
Brilliant read
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