“Nemesis”November 20, 2009 at 6:03 pm | Posted in Fiction | 2 Comments
Mystery fans rejoice! Here’s one so awesome I think I can say that it edges out Stieg Larsson. Just by a hair.
Nemesis, by Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo, has got a tightly wound plot that keeps revealing its many layers far past the point when you first think you have it all figured out. I enjoy a good mystery. This was a great mystery, and I bow in the presence of such mastery. It’s got that dark atmosphere we appreciated so much in Larsson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, and while I think Larsson’s characters shine more, Nesbo’s writing is more assured. If you liked one, you’ll almost assuredly like the other.
I discovered Nemesis on Publishers Weekly‘s list of the best books of 2009. I think it’s safe to say that this is the book to bring when you are trying to escape your family over Thanksgiving weekend.