One of his seven favorite books, as shared with The Week magazine:
Hunger by Knut HamsunRead about the other entries on Nesbo's list.
This is the first real Oslo novel, from back when Oslo was called Christiania. The narrator, in the first line, describes it as "that strange city no one escapes from until it has left its mark on him." Hamsun filled the pages that follow with powerful writing, anxiety, and insatiable love.