I normally can't get enough of Jo Nesco's books, but the characters never really worked for me. The book felt very short. Also, the narrator was a ver..Show More »y poor choice. The broad New York accent, but a story set in Oslo just felt so weird.
This is a book that wants to be too many things, a sequel, a social study, a love story, a redemption tale, a thriller, pulp fiction, and religio..Show More »us commentary, but fails all by not having enough room to maneuver such large topics in less than 224 pages, also most people will buy the book expecting a continuation of the first tale or at least a connection in style and content, but no, apart from one main character and the consequence of knowing him all else could have been a very independent story that probably would have worked better.
This is a melancholic, romantic mess of a story that never quite develops into one thing or another it just rushes full of potential and interesting people into sentimentality and half baked philosophies that are never resolved. It feels truncated, rushed for Christmas. or some other commercial reasoning. it feels full of potential and possibilities wasted for some reason only Jo Nesbo knows.
Why this series has been given female readers when the main characters are males and the story related is related in first person, is a mystery and very distracting. Kim Gordon is a very good reader but she has a very feminine voice that is not well suited for a killer heterosexual male that is a drug addict, smoker and a heavy drinker, her larynx could not get that low or raspy.