The Jealousy Man: From the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of the Harry Hole series
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Nesbø works include the Harry Hole series, Headhunters, The Son, Blood on Snow, Midnight Sun, Macbeth, as well as several children’s books.
And, if this were only the story, the story of the murder of a bank cashier and Harry Hole‘s (Hole is pronounced “Hoe-lay”) persistence in catching her killer, we would have an interesting story. Disfruté los relatos mucho más de lo que pensé que lo haría, me alivió saber que puedo disfrutar de Jo Nesbø incluso en historias cortas. The author was just in Tucson last weekend doing a reading and I fully meant to go and then somehow got distracted and missed it! I have always found short pieces are harder to synthesise without giving away too much, something many complain I do already with full-length novels (haters gonna, hate, right?
Michaelides takes a literary turn in his latest novel, employing an unreliable narrator, the structure of classical drama, and a self-conscious eye to dismantling the locked-room mystery. The Trail of Discovery means the author leads the reader through a consistent set of rules and parameters for the unfolding of events. He’s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 45 million copies around the world.The book starts well and the first short story was addictive but many of the other stories were predictable, repetitive and too short to get absorbed. The second The Jealousy Man which gives the collection it’s title, has a great premise of sibling rivalry and how that manifests itself into jealousy. Porque nuestros celos eliminan las diferencias entre tú y yo, los celos logran que nuestros comportamientos empiecen a parecerse más allá de las clases sociales, del género, la religión, la formación y el coeficiente intelectual, la cultura o la educación. The Kurt Wallender series is wonderfully well written–but the books are very, very serious and dark. The characters are complex, the setting (a Greek island) unusual for Nesbo, and the plot’s strands mingle past and present to turn the story into a meditation on guilt and second chances that’s fascinating.