Oh, I already love this post. It’s been a while since I wrote about a book, but I was waiting for a good one. And we have a winner.
As the title says, today I’m going to talk about The Snowman. For those who haven’t heard about it, it’s a thriller written by the Norwegian author Jo Nesbo, and it’s so damn good. Maybe it’s the best of the books I’ve read this year.
So, join me to a spoiler free talk about the book. I know you’ll love it.
The main character is the Inspector Harry Hole and The Snowman isn’t his first story. If I’m not mistaken, his story begins in The Bat, but every book is a new mystery and so you can start this series form the book you like. I started with this one and I don’t regret it.
Harry Hole is a very interesting character. And not because he is so perfect and handsome. Harry Hole is full of flaws and that’s what makes him real. In this book, Hole tries to stay sober and focused, since he finds himself confronted with a serial killer. And Harry knows that "Soon the first snow will come and then he will appear again. And when the snow has gone…he will have taken someone else."
From the beginning of this book I felt trapped in it, but in the good way. The story is powerful, with twists and turns that you can’t even imagine. Hole is a simple and complicated person at the same time, and I found myself connecting with him.
The book is written in many POV’s and I love that. With many POV’s we see the bigger picture and it’s like we are there with the characters, chasing a crazy killer that leaves behind a snowman. The story flows naturally and keeps the interest from the beginning until the end. And as we travel with Hole, we also see some parts from twenty-four years ago and that makes us wonder even more. What this parts has to do with the story? Is Harry going to find the killer? Will he be the same after this investigation? Who is the snowman? Don’t worry, Nesbo gives us all the answers we want and he delivers them so well that I personally loved the book, the character and the author.
So, that’s The Snowman, by Jo Nesbo…
I know that my journey with Hole has just began and I already bought another story with him, Nemesis, but that’s for another post.
How about you? What do you think about the book? Have you read The Snowman or any other Harry Hole story?