Biliophilia (n) - incurable addiction of the hopelessly literate
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
The Redbreast - Jo Nesbo
One of the earlier Harry Hole thrillers, The Redbreast is great fun to read but a tad disappointing in the denouement. I understand the attraction of rooting the crime in Norway's bipolar wartime experience but the war element of the two-strand narrative collapses to pretty much nothing once you know the twist. Unlike Headhunters, it is a bit of a cheat. Even so, you have to read Redbreast to fully understand The Snowman, The Leopard etc.