This murder mystery had multiple twists and at times was compelling. I had trouble keeping all the characters sorted out and found the story too long.
No. There are many authors that write with more energy.
No. I thought Nesbo went too far this time. I love all the Hole books but this one was too long (I kept thinking
Peter Temple's The Broken Shore.
Yes, he's really good in every book.
No. See above comments for why.
Jo Nesbo, the author, is a hit in Norway. Not all of his books have been translated but the Leopard is the latest to reach our shores. It is a fantastic read though like most of his books, the story is dark and a bit gloomy. Don't look here for positive thinking but do expect to find over 21 hours of mesmerizing listening.
The Leopard was a real stinker. It included an absurdly convoluted plot, was written poorly with a milion cliches and bad metaphors, and was read in an overly dramatic tone that only added to the lousy writing.
I can’t even give this an OK. It was that bad! Harry, the male lead and central character, was believable as the druggy and alcoholic but not as a resurrected detective. Kia, the female lead, was NOT at all believable as a detective. A detective would not have done many of the things she did. A detective would have more brains and experience than this character. She came across as an air head. The characters were not well developed and the plot dragged on and on. I had a very difficult time sticking with this until the end, which was also not very good. Now I wish I had not wasted my time or my money on this book. The reader was better than the story but not good at the female voices. Trying to find some thing nice to say, the research on the Leopold apple was good. That was about the ONLY good thing I can say about this book.
High expectations boiled and ripped to shreds. I don't know what to say! Perhaps people are looking for a "new" dragon tattoo. Perhaps they are lured by the moments of brilliant writing they hear in this book (because they *are* there!)
I wouldn't spend the time, folks. This book reminds me of a half-smoked cigarette, re-lit. You get the rush but you're left with the taste of ash in your mouth.
I loved the Snowman so I purchased this book right away. What an amazing writer, and you certainly get your money's worth on the length of his books.