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The Jealousy Man: From the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of the Harry Hole series

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Cigarras fue mi favorito entre todos, este era más cifi que otra cosa, mezclaba la idea de mundos paralelos, celos y un poder relacionado más a la inteligencia. He really mines the darkest and most base instincts of human kind here, and delves into some very dystopian ideas that are all the more disturbing for not being entirely incredible. Over the course of his career as a policeman, he has made a name for himself by analyzing murders for the motive of jealousy. I have also read a few of his stand-alones and really liked them, so when I heard he had a collection of short stories coming out, I knew I had to read them.

You could say that the parents should understand that people who have paid extra to sit here do so because they need the sleep. You can’t do all those things in short stories; you’re limited, usually, to one plotline and a few characters, a short time period and a tight set of locations. 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.From Black Night: "For several years Greco had been the highest paid driver in Europe, and we live in an age in which it is generally accepted that the market is always right. Famed for his deft characterization, hair-raising suspense and shocking twists, Nesbø’s dexterity with the dark corners of the human heart is on full display in these inventive and enthralling stories. Coming from an author whose full-length thrillers I’ve always really enjoyed, The Jealousy Man and Other Stories was, on the whole, a big disappointment for me. I thought the first story started on a strong note, but after that the stories quickly felt too long and/or repetitive. Nesbø has an international reputation and I could not comprehend readers would popularize an author who committed egregious plot contrivances.

But when a spellcasting tournament that her family serves as arbiters for approaches, it turns out the pull of tradition (or the truly impressive parental guilt trip that comes with it) is strong enough to bring Emmy back. Patchy stories, sometimes poor narration and a general feeling of dissatisfaction combine to produce a disappointing experience. The first entitled "London" is outstanding and one of my favourite stories as I love the clever twist at the end which makes me smile wryly. Unfortunately, that same story also turned out to be the high point of the second section; the remainder of the tales in “Power” were overlong, not engaging, and just not enjoyable. They weren't as twisty or suspenseful as I liked but it's hard to maintain that level of drama when a story is short; some were predictable but still worth a read.

This collection of stories is not only varied from the crime thrillers that many readers have come to love, but also offers a richness in its presentation, such that there is something for everyone. The Black Knight is a bleak story which I don’t especially care for but I do like the way it concludes. Then you turned back to the window, pressed your forehead against the Plexiglas as though to hide yourself, and again the sobs shook your body. There were a few stories that were very good and I would have liked them to have made decent novels but generally this book dragged.

I think I enjoyed this book because I was already a Nesbo fan, but if you haven’t read him or any Nordic Noir before, I don’t think this is the best place to start. Sin embargo, la verdad es que me han sorprendido, los disfruté mucho y varios me parecieron excelentes. And since the extra space in the footwells makes it possible to pass each other if needing to use the toilet, the overhead lockers and so on without requiring a coordinated operation, it is, in practice, quite possible to ignore one another com-pletely, even on a flight that lasts half a day. But as the years have unfolded, Benjamin has grown increasingly untethered from reality, frozen in place while life carries on around him.I hate to give a bad review but in my good conscience this book was way too long and I found myself skipping stories . Sama priča malo naginje na nekakav futuristički SF, što je zanimljivo, iako nisam baš kliknula s dvoje glavnih likova. I’m a huge fan of Jo Nesbo and Knopf publishing for their amazing mysteries in the most chilling settings! I suspect many readers will be surprised if they pick this book up judging Nesbo purely by his Hole books and are expecting "straight" thriller writing. Halfway through “Nemesis” I felt Nesbø was doing precisely this; what kept me reading was the fact I was only halfway through.

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