Monday, January 17, 2011

What I'm Reading: The Leopard


The Leopard by Jo Nesbo, tr. Don Bartlett is published in a few days time. I've been lucky enough to have an advance review copy and also, thanks to Harvill Secker, I've now got an e-copy to take with me on the train tomorrow.

The Leopard is 600+ pages and rather heavy, so I'm really pleased to able to switch between print and e-copy. I do think that offering a free ebook with a print copy would be a great idea.

Anyway, The Leopard is, like The Snowman, a search for a killer who murders in rather unpleasant ways, but it is also about Harry Hole, the man. Here's a paragraph from about third the way in:
"Harry heard the solemnity in his voice. The voice of a man with no capacity to forgive, no consideration, no thoughts for anything except his own objectives. And plied the inverted persuasion technique that had worked for him far too often."
I want to finish this so I can review it on time but equally I don't want to get to the end of it.

5 comments:

Kiwicraig said...

I received an ARC of THE LEOPARD just before I left for Xmas break, but it seems to have gone walkabout in my absence. Sheesh. I did tell my work colleagues they could borrow any books, just to let me know which ones were taken.... might have to do some investigating...

petronatwo said...

I am glad that, whatever the format, they chose the right translator ;-)

Paul Blackburn said...

Have you tried the free/cheap Kindle crime books from Amazon. I have downloaded The Basement and Once Bitten by Stephen Leather (cost is about 70p).

I see The leopard is currently £4.08 on Amazon for the Kindle edition.

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

I know Maxine has availed of the Kindle version :). I have a Sony so can't use the Kindle versions though I have downloaded the Kindle for pc software and have got a couple of freebies. I may reconsider getting a Kindle again now the ebook prices have stabilised.

Craig - I hope you retrieve your arc of The Leopard. I'm enjoying it more than The Snowman.

Kenneth said...

I'm a big Nesbo fan and have been looking forward to The Leopard. USA release is not until late March, so I ordered a copy from Amazon.uk I expect delivery midweek. Shipping will cost almost as much as the book, but it's worth it.....

Ken from McLean, VA.