jo nesbø - the son July 05 2014, 0 Comments

 

 

No Harry Hole here. This is a new story with a new cast of characters. It's a bit much to swallow that one person can kick heroin, break out of prison and carry on with superhuman wits, strength and resources. But it's fun, as Jo's books always are.

I see he has a new translator. Still not American, although this book was published in the United States. No, the first one was British, as was the publisher. This translator is Danish with British English as her English background. I still don't get that. Almost every cultural reference -- except Norwegian ones -- is American. I'd love to see one of his books translated by an American into American English. Maybe if I say it often enough it will happen. C'mon, Jo.