Jo Nesbø birthday: readers and their favorite books and moments

Jo Nesbo. Photograph by Rosdiana Ciaravolo (Getty Images)

Jo Nesbø celebrate their today 62 laps around the sun and so we celebrate his followers, who are legion throughout the world. This time we dedicate some letters to his books, to highlight those special moments, however important, shocking, chilling or exciting. Of course, those that make up the Harry Hole series and other titles. Thank you very much to all who have participatedor through social networks and groups of readers of this Nordic writer who remains at the top of the noir genre. In April comes his new book, the jealous man.

Jo Nesbø — About her books

These are some opinions collected on Twitter and Facebook, from anonymous readers and groups like Enganchados a Jo Nesbø.

  • James Bonfill (publisher of Reservoir Books)

With a lot of competition, maybe Nemesis, because it's about robberies, Beate appears, one of my favorite characters, and it has a subplot with Norwegian gypsies.

  • Isabel (reader)

The one that struck me the most was The leopard, from the Harry Hole series, too Macbeth, The heir y The kingdom. They are brutal.

I like the Nordic setting because it doesn't fall into clichés and doesn't dwell on it. The plots are unpredictable and the character of Harry with the demons of him is like a second plot. With him you get excited, you laugh and you get scared at the same time, and when you finish you miss him.

  • Ricardo Gamondes (reader)

Ghost has one of Jo Nesbø's most electrifying openings, with that rat blocking his way to his young.

  • Maby Somavilla (reader)

The leopard, with the theme of that apple as an instrument of torture, it was chilling.

I am finishing my first Nesbo book: Petirrojo. So i just met harry hole. I know that I don't know much about his past and his future, so I'll tell you that I would have a coffee with him, no alcohol so that he could tell me about his family, especially about his sister and about movies, about literature... I don't think he was willing to talk about much more. He is very jealous of his intimacy and of his feelings that he protects with that tough-guy aspect, but tender inside. I like your independence when it comes to positioning himself and not trying to make anyone like him, his honesty, his perseverance in the search for the truth. He is not an easy man to live with, of course, but I think I will continue to get to know him better through books.

  • Nuria Álvarez (reader)

It's been a long time since I read, for me, the best scene in Nesbø. Perhaps because of what I felt, because of how he put it on me, and because of my face of absolute astonishment. It was in The Redeemer, the fifth in the Harry Hole series. And the moment was already the end, where Hole is talking to his boss Møller, a man of integrity, loyal, honest and a good person. However, that twist ending left me speechless and the lost look. I could'nt believe it. It is one of those that has impacted me the most.

  • Arantxa Garcia Ramos (reader)

I came to Nesbø (like the vast majority) through Petirrojo.

I had never heard that surname so easy to pronounce before (compared to the rest of its Nordic colleagues) and I was hooked by the synopsis of a book that combined two of my great passions: crime novels and World War II. However, he could not imagine that he was opening the door to something much greater. Nesbø and her tormented but always loved Harry Hole cut me to the core and I was drinking one after another all the books of the series until, suddenly, wham!: The leopard.

I understand all those minds for which The leopard it was too much, to those who had to close the book, but to me, on the other hand, it produced a so brutal hitch that until today I have not released Jo or Harry or any of their co-workers.

And yes, despite the addiction, I am of that rare species that does not shake the pulse opening a book in which he knows he will miss Hole (after all, he is my hated best friend). But we all know that Nesbø is going to compensate us by opening cracks in our hearts so that beings like Sonny Lofthus (The heir), new arrivals Roy and Carl (El reino) or that Roger Brown (headhunters), that kept me glued to the seat during a train trip to Barcelona that I hoped would never end (and I was scared, I admit).

The only thing I'll never forgive you, Jo, was what you did to me in Police. Do not play with that.

Really, launch without fear and without prejudice. Nesbo It's not pure Nordic black novel, it's something bigger. It is the light that makes its way in the most absolute darkness.

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