Search Results: "Don Bartlett"


BOOK REVIEW

NEMESIS by Jo Nesbø
Kirkus Star
by Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"The high-intensity action is threaded through a series of Chinese boxes revealing one false solution after another before the brilliantly inventive final twist."
Oslo's favorite cowboy, Inspector Harry Hole, tackles the case of the serial bank robber with an itchy trigger finger. Read full book review >

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THE REDBREAST by Jo Nesbø
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Nesbø bids fair to turn Norway into serious competition for Sweden as Scandinavia's crime center."
A pair of assassination attempts bookend 50 years of postwar history in this bold, ambitious thriller. Read full book review >

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THE LEOPARD by Jo Nesbø
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Good for a nightmare or three—a taut, fast-paced thriller with wrenching twists and turns."
Another spooky gothic by Norwegian gloomster Nesbø (The Snowman, 2011, etc.), the poet laureate of boreal psychopathy. Read full book review >

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THE BAT by Jo Nesbø
by Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2013

"Harry is already every bit as volcanic as in his later cases. The big difference is Australia, which Nesbø, seeing it through the eyes of both a tourist and a cultural pathologist, makes you wonder how much different it is from Norway after all."
Inspector Harry Hole's 1997 debut finally follows its seven successors into English translation. Read full book review >

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IT'S FINE BY ME by Per Petterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Will Audun ever break free of his father's legacy? Petterson leaves that key question hanging and the reader unsatisfied."
Coming-of-age in 1960s Norway; the fifth novel from the Norwegian native, best known for Out Stealing Horses (2007). Read full book review >

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MY STRUGGLE by Karl Ove Knausgaard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2014

"A simple and surprising effort to capture everyday life that rewards the time given to it."
A Norwegian novelist plumbs his interior life, particularly his troubled relationship with his late father, in this curiously affecting opening to a multipart epic. Read full book review >

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MY STRUGGLE by Karl Ove Knausgaard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"An admirably seriocomic look at a headlong leap into maturity."
In which our author, never at a loss for words, spends his 20s figuring out how to use the right ones. Read full book review >

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MY STRUGGLE by Karl Ove Knausgaard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"A patient exploration of courtship and fatherhood stripped clean of politesse."
Raising a family, making art and the difficulty of reconciling the two drives the remarkable second installment of this six-volume novel-as-memoir. Read full book review >

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BORDERS by Roy Jacobsen
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An artful deconstruction of nationalism through the prism of personal loss and reconciliation. Read Jacobsen's novel carefully to savor its images and themes."
In the immediate aftermath of World War II, a son named Robert is born to Maria, a Belgian teacher and nurse, in the Ardennes, a borderland region spanning Belgium, Luxembourg, France, and Germany. Read full book review >

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ANNA’S HEAVEN by Stian Hole
Kirkus Star
by Stian Hole, illustrated by Stian Hole, translated by Don Bartlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"Deeply affecting. (Picture book. 8-11, adult)"
Hole once again tackles the hard issues in children's literature, this time grief, with his now-signature blend of beautiful, thoughtful and quirky images (Garmann's Secret, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOME AND AWAY by Karl Ove Knausgaard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Though the correspondence is mostly about soccer, it is also about so much more."
An epistolary exploration of soccer and life. Read full book review >

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COCKROACHES by Jo Nesbø
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Perhaps the most original touch in this early, well-wrought adventure is the most depressing: Despite Bangkok's well-earned reputation for moral and official corruption, the most repulsive cockroaches Harry finds are consistently Norwegians."
Following the debut (The Bat, 2013) that took Harry Hole to Australia, this second case (originally published in 1998) takes Harry to Bangkok, filling the final gap in the Norwegian cop's 10 best-selling adventures to date (Police, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >