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Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun: A novel | Jo Nesbo
The internationally acclaimed author of Blood on Snow and the Harry Hole novels now gives us the tightly wound tale of a man running from retribution, a renegade hitman who goes to ground far above the Arctic circle, where the never-setting sun might slowly drive a man insane. He calls himself Ulfas good a name as any, he thinksand the only thing hes looking for is a place where he wont be found by Oslos most notorious drug lord: the Fisherman. He was once the Fishermans fixer, but after betraying him, Ulf is now the one his former boss needs fixedwhich may not be a problem for a man whose criminal reach is boundless. When Ulf gets off the bus in Ksund, on Norways far northeastern border, he sees a flat, monotonous, bleak landscape . . . the perfect hiding place. Hopefully. The localsnative Sami and followers of a particularly harsh Swedish version of Christianityseem to accept Ulfs explanation that hes come to hunt, even if he has no gun and the season has yet to start. And a bereaved, taciturn woman and her curious, talkative young son supply him with food, the use of a cabin deep in the woods, a weaponand companionship that stirs something in him he thought was long dead. But the agonizing wait for the inevitable moment when the Fishermans henchmen will showthe midnight sun hanging in the sky like an unblinking, all-revealing eyeforces him to question if redemption is at all possible or if, as hes always believed, hope is a real bastard.From the Hardcover edition.
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Mandoul
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Mehso-so

This a compact little thriller, which i felt was too short for any real depth. Although it was a mostly solid read - Nesbo is a good writer - I found parts of it quite predictable and the whole 'formidable-yet-flawed male hero wants to save repressed female' angle just felt way past its sell by date for me personally. 2.5 / 5.

Reggie Oh man, have you read his Harry Hole detective series? I had to quit because the sexism was a bit much. 2mo
Mandoul I did @reggie many moons ago now! I know what you mean. 2mo
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Mandoul
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Jo Nesbo and a flat white courtesy of an extended lunchbreak ☕ really hoping the week continues like this 👍 hope your week starts off well too!

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Ellen_C
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Mehso-so

Ulf is on the run from a drug kingpin‘s henchmen and winds up in a remote north Norwegian village. There, despite his best efforts to stay lost and alone, he becomes entangled with the people of Kasund, a village of Sami people, some of whom practice an unusual form of Christianity. Interesting enough plot, although character development was a bit thin. https://cannonballread.com/2019/08/midnight-sun-elcicco/

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Easytiger
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One sent one to go! #happilyeverafterswap ☺️ delivery on Monday the 11th is cutting it close but it‘s out. I‘m a bit behind but I‘m trying mi best

Chrissyreadit Excellent! Still on time! 10mo
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sophierayton
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Pickpick

This was surprisingly literary. I'm a fan of Jo Nesbo and used to his crime genre writing. While this is still kind of a crime novel, it's more than and also quieter than that. Quite impressive.

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bbackes
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No traffic and too early at work

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Pandalibrarian
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An interesting change from the Harry Hole detective novels. I ended up liking Ulf more than I expected to. I liked learning a bit more about the Sami and northern Norway culture. This is one of the quotes that stuck with me as I was reading. Learning, losing, trying again, and daring to lose again.

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DHill
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Just finished this one and like almost all Jo Nesbo books that I‘ve read it‘s a #pick for me. Quick read with a likable but flawed main character. #pickpanbailsosogiveaway

Cinfhen Lots of #LitsyLove for Jo Nesbo ❤️Thanks for sharing 2y
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DHill
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Love me some Jo Nesbo. 😊

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LinaLovesLit
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Pickpick

I‘ve reviewed Midnight Sun on my blog and Instagram.

http://instagram.com/lina_loves_lit
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Eva2
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Pickpick

Quirky short novel. Well written with great characters. Worth a read if you like Nordic noir

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Eva2
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Reading Jo Nesbo in front of an open fire on a cold night. Perfect!

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stillunfinished
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One even might say a "midnight sun," hmmm?

Suet624 ❣️❣️ 3y
stillunfinished @Suet624 I liked the first one and so far so good on this one. 3y
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slhbooks
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Pickpick

Finished this up the other day. I love all things Nesbo so it should be no surprise that this is a 'pick'. Jon is a
likeable character despite him being a fixer for Oslo drug lord, The Fisherman. I enjoyed his relationship with Knut, a 10-year old boy he meets while on the run from The Fisherman's men. Knut's a funny kid and brings some lightness into Jon's life and the book. Still, this is Nesbo, so there are plenty dark moments.

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Errrka24

Taking a 214 pg break from Harry Hole

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SarahKay
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Went to Powell's this weekend and discovered a signed first ed of Midnight Sun. Yes!! It looks so good next to my signed first ed of Blood on Snow.

reneelyons 😍 Amazing! 3y
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lela1992
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Pickpick

My Jo Nesbø collection ❤

CitanjeSaStilom Super kolekcija! 😃 3y
lela1992 @CitanjeSaStilom sve su tu 😍❤ 3y
Knjigoholicarka Svaka cast 😉😉😉😉 3y
Lidija Wow👍📚 3y
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outis
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Mehso-so

Just ok, but that won't stop me from reading the next Nesbo.... I still miss the more fully realized world of Harry Hole. Spare prose matched the spare setting, but there wasn't quite enough plot, action, or momentum in this one.

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SarahKay
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June reading stats.

Book_Gnome Your stats picture is my favourite to date! 3y
MichellisLife I read 8 books last month too. We are very close in out yearly number as well. I am buddy reading A Little Life this month. 3y
SarahKay @A1001Musings Thanks! :D 3y
SarahKay @MichellisLife A Little Life is probably one of my favorite books ever. Hope you enjoy it! 3y
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Bermuda15
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Interesting story , very introspective, worth a read.

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kristina_with_a_k
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Mehso-so

This was a love story very loosely disguised in a crime. 😏

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kristina_with_a_k
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Onto the next library read

MaryAnn1 Jo Nesbo is one of my crime fiction favorites!💕 3y
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SarahKay
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Pickpick

Beautiful, haunting setting--far above the Arctic Circle where the sun never sets. Ulf, on the run from a notorious Oslo drug lord, hopes it will be a good place to hide. This is so much more than just a thriller, as it ruminates on questions of love, family, and redemption.

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Libretto_Reviews

Oh no, Nesbo! What have you done? I am terribly disappointed by Midnight Sun. Anybody else who read the book think the same?

SarahKay I'm sorry you didn't like it 😕 I thought it was wonderful but I could see how it might be a departure from what he normally writes. 3y
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SarahKay
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This book is AMAZING!! Halfway through. Almost as good as Blood on Snow.

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Libretto_Reviews

I love you Nesbo, but please, give a twist to this story because is taking me ages to go trought MIDNIGHT SUN 😔

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SarahKay
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Excited to start this. Blood On Snow is one of my all time favorites.

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Libretto_Reviews
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My #readingnook today 😌

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Libretto_Reviews

Lo stile di Nesbo è proprio unico. Frasi brevi e descrizioni scarne. Giusto l'essenziale.
Perfetto! #JoNesbo

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Libretto_Reviews

" Okay" I said, " Bring midge oil. And beer."
"Beer? Then you'll -"
"Burn in hell?"

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LinaLovesLit
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New Mysteries! Which new books do you want to read?

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AmyI
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"...some things are more important than winning," I said "Like showing dignity in both victory and defeat."...
"But what does being good at losing actually mean?" ... "Daring to lose again,"

SarahKay I need to get me a signed copy of this book to go with my signed copy of Blood On Snow 3y
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AmyI
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Pickpick

Jo Nesbo can do no wrong...whether it's Harry or Olaf the story sucks you in!

crimebythebook I completely agree!! 4y
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hithern
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Pickpick

Pretty good, but...I miss Harry

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