Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Currently reading

If anybody is stuck for something to read over the summer (although I'm sure that the reading list was compiled many moons ago) or you've already finished all the books that were piled up waiting for those coveted free moments, then I can recommend:

 'The Leopard' by Jo Nesbo
(translated by Don Bartlett)
Published by Harvill Secker (2010).

It's a nail-biting, fast moving, action packed thriller. There is no lack of detail and some of it is pretty gruesome, but it adds to the feel of the story and is not there just for the sake of it.

This is the second book I've read by Jo Nesbo, the first was 'The Redeemer', and I have to say that I enjoyed this book more. The setting and the storyline are more interesting and the web of characters and their interconnected stories keeps you guessing right to the end.

From the back cover:
'In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with twenty-four inexplicable puncture wounds, both drowned in their own blood. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options. There is only one man who can help them, and he doesn't want to be found.'

Once the story starts it's very difficult to put down and I really had the feeling of a hair-raising roller coaster ride. I wanted to read 'just one more page' and then 'just one more' until I realised that I was half-way through it! I hope you enjoy it too.

Hasta pronto!

5 comments:

  1. sounds interesting! I cannot wait to get J. Grisham's The Litigators! :)

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  2. ooo this sounds good! I go through phases with books..sometimes i dont read a thriller for years, then have a run of them all in a row! this could be on the list!

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  3. I might have to add this to my reading list!

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  4. I have thought about getting some Nesbo books as the media have been all over touting them as 'the new Stieg Larsson' (have you read his, btw?) but I was worried they were overhyped. I will definitely check them out at some point.

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  5. I read the Stieg Larsson trilogy last year and enjoyed them, although I did think that the first one was the best. Not living in the UK I haven't really been affected by media hype over Nesbo (I picked this book up at the airport and the first Nesbo book I read in a newsagents in Tenerife) but I enjoyed the first book and this one even more. I would definitely recommend giving them a go, if you like thrillers of course!

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