Thursday, November 1, 2018

Jo Nesbø's ten favorite books

Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbø is the author of the best-selling Harry Hole series. His latest novel is Macbeth. One of his ten favorite books, as shared at
Gentlemen, by Klas Östergren

This has been a cult novel in Sweden ever since it was published in 1980, and has to some degree been discovered in Norway, too. It steals from both the classics and pulp fiction and has this couldn’t-care-less attitude combined with literary talent that reminds me of Jim Carroll’s Basketball Diaries. Both have this special sense of time and place that makes you want to move to Stockholm or New York.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue