THE SNOWMAN by Jo Nesbø
It’s not a bad book, really. But all that I can remember about this book is that the serial killer has NO NIPPLES. Oh my god, can you imagine how your life would be if you were born WITHOUT nipples? I mean, I have never think twice about anyone’s nipples before I read the SNOWMAN, I mean, they are just there right? To have no nipples…
Ok, I digress. Let’s come back to Jo Nesbo’s SNOWMAN. The first few pages will already get you hooked, because who doesn’t want to read further along the book if it is describing an adultery sex scene? Then you get shocked by how gruesome and methodical some of the killings were. It is a no-brainer to guess who is the serial killer, but overall the book is fast-paced and loaded with the necessary bits and grits to keep it a good crime/police book.
However, this is a book that I think many Malaysians will not identify themselves with, and here is why:
- Harry Hole – the alcoholic and a little depressive lead detective – did not rhymed a single bell in me. Sorry, but I have not seen or heard or known any stellar detectives around in Malaysia. Opps, did I say that out loud?
- Snowman – heck, we have four seasons of summer here. What snow?
- Serial Killer – Ok, I admit I completely get freaked out by people who has no nipples. So it makes perfect sense to me that people who is depraved of their own nipples will turn out to be a serial killer. It’s just plain weird.
About the author: Jo Nesbø is an Edgar Award nominated Norwegian author and musician? To date he has sold millions of his novels in Norway and his work has been translated into over forty language.
BookDeprived’s verdict: Ok la~
Difficulty to Read: Normal
Suitable for: People who is looking for an alternative Crime/Police read
Malaysia Price: MYR 35.90 from MPH
ISBN number: 978-0099520276
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