Knife (Harry Hole #12)

** spoiler alert ** They should make this series into a Netflix series. That’s why the snowman didn’t work as a stand alone film because there was not the context to the character albeit fassbender is Harry Hole in terms of how I picture him in my head.

But anyway to the book, in a nutshell great story and it had all the grit that is to be expected of this character and of course a great twist. My only criticism would be too much padding in the middle for me, even for a Harry Hole story this was or seemed chunkier than usual. Back to the twist I did guess this one fairly early on as it was clearly the most obvious but not obvious at all, classic Nesbo sending you of in 5 different directions then 3 then your left with 2 and finally all is revealed.

Loads of directions this series this could go in now. I look forward to more.



Cilka’s Journey (The Tattooist of Auschwitz #2)

Nothing better than a book that makes you want to learn more regarding a particular period of time purely based on the emotions it stirs inside of the reader.

I found Cilka`s story, like Gita & Lale`s, completely shattering. I think it is good to read something that slaps you about a bit, pulls you into the pages to roam your mind behind the lightening bolt insignia and the electrified fences of Auschwitz and then onto the Gulags, with their hammer and sickle winters. I am not sure what else to say, which in itself shows the book had the right effect on me. I will read more of these people and their hell, their tragedy, their triumphs and indeed their grey area decisions they took within a black and white existence in order to do what any of us would do,

A triumph of a book. Please read it.