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The murder victim, a self-declared Tinder addict. The one solid clue—fragments of rust and paint in her wounds—leaves the investigating team baffled. But Harry Hole is no longer with the force. More about Jo Nesbo. Praise for The Thirst: Intricate plotting keeps the story shifting under our feet.
In between, The Thirst is filled with horrific murder scenes intensely detailed enough to chill the blood in your veins. This one will keep readers awake deep into the night. His novels are maddeningly addictive. Alas, no armor exists strong enough to keep Harry from his demons, or the rest of us from Harry.
And his demons are almost as legendary as his observational and analytical skills. Buy the Audiobook Download: Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks.
View all 4 comments. I'm finished with book, not because I read the entire book but I can't take any more of the graphic violence and torture descriptions, both human and animal. It was also vulgar in parts of the book.
I am sorry I read as much as I did. I truly do not even care who the killer or killers are. I'm done with Jo Nesbo and Harry Hole series. This is not writing but sensationalism and sick. It was my first Nesbo book. It was too smooth and boring as if written to please as many readers rather than bringing a good story. I really wanted to read this book and I wanted to like it - but to be honest - I didn't even finish it. It was just so convoluted with so many characters and back stories and I just couldn't get into the flow.
Its a part of a series - the 11th book I think - and I do not think it can be read as a standalone - which I attempted to do. I think I would have to start from the first book and work my way to this book to have a more thorough understanding of the book. I also felt the same way about The I really wanted to read this book and I wanted to like it - but to be honest - I didn't even finish it.
I also felt the same way about The Snowman. I have started that book several times and can't seem to make it past 4 chapters. Maybe I am not a Jo Nesbo fan. I've been a huge fan of the Harry Hole books - I've read and loved all of the previous ones.
But not this one. I struggled on until I was about a third of the way in before giving up something I rarely do, but this book isn't worth any more effort. The characters have all become caricatures, and the situations are as cliched and predictable as it's possible to read.
On top of that, there is something different about the style. I don't know if that's Jo Nesbo writing differently or if they are I've been a huge fan of the Harry Hole books - I've read and loved all of the previous ones.
I don't know if that's Jo Nesbo writing differently or if they are using a different translator. I have read almost every Nesbo book and all of the Harry Hole books until this one. I quite halfway and it takes a lot for me not to finish the book. I couldn't get into the story, I didn't like the turns the book took and I felt the writing wasn't as good as previous books. I'm the minority but I was so disillusioned by the book that I won't be reading any other Nesbo books for a very long time.
This had the feeling of the author looking to make some guaranteed money so he brought back Harry. If you like gruesome serial murders explicitly described, evil and scary and bloody, with perverted sexuality, then this is for you. But not for me. Also, I didn't like the reader - besides being appropriately depressed-sounding, he kept dropping the final word of the sentence. So yeah, after the second nightmare, I quit. Geforceerd, ongeloofwaardig, niet goed geschreven.
Telkens ik het thrillergenre nog eens probeer, me laat verleiden door de talrijke enthousiaste recensies - zoals ook bij dit boek, kom ik tot deze drie bevindingen. Het zal mijn genre niet zijn, op een paar uitzonderingen na. I was so pleased when I came to the end of this book. Unlike other Nesbo's, this is plodding, needlessly convoluted and unbelievable, particularly the ridiculous final scene involving a PhD defense.
The book can be read as a standalone but readers familiar with the series will understand the characters' motivations better. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As Harry struggles, the reader follows suit, wishing for some happy outcome, only to be led away from the easy solution. A disappointing addition to Nesbo's otherwise brilliant Harry Hole series. The Thirst is waste of time. Maybe I am not a Jo Nesbo fan. Jul 16, James Thane rated it really liked it Shelves:
A disappointing addition to Nesbo's otherwise brilliant Harry Hole series. Aug 22, Iv. We hebben dit boek met de leesclub gelezen. Ik vond het zonde van papier, tijd en geld. Het verhaal is saai en ongeloofwaardig. Het is mij een raadsel waarom dit genre zoveel liefhebbers kent Couldn't finish this one; just too tiresome. So bad I was skimming through to get it finished so I could read something worthwhile. Pointlessly bloody and gory.