Hes the best cop theyve got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath its up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. Hes also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. Hes rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. Theyre all within reach.But a man like him wont get to the top.Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. Hes convinced he wont get what is rightfully his. Unless he kills for it. ...
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Macbeth (Hogarth Shakespeare) Reviews
Το ό,τι θα βαριόμουνα τη ζωή μου διαβάζοντας Νέσμπο ούτε στα πιο τρελά μου όνειρα… αλλά ποτέ μην λες ποτέ τελικά… βαρέθηκα τόσο πολύ τη ζωή μου που μέρες λιβάνιζα τις τελευταίες 50 σελίδες γιατί ειλικρινά δεν έβρισκα κανένα λόγο να τις διαβάσω…
Δεν ξέρω αν ήταν αριστουργηματική ιδέα ή απλώς η εύκολη λύση όταν υποφέρεις από το σύνδρομο της λευκής σελίδας, το retelling μιας all time classic σαιξπηρικής τραγωδίας, εν προκειμένω του «Μάκβεθ». Θέλοντας προφανώς να πετάξει από πάνω του για λίγο ή πολύ ...more
”There is only so much a man can take before he gives in, before he breaks every tattooed oath and does everything---absolutely everything---he thought he would never do. For eternal loyalty is inhuman and betrayal is human.”
The Sam Worthington and Victoria Hill Scottish Gangster version of Macbeth (2006) is my favorite Macbeth and probably the closest cinematic version to this novel.
Setting: Run down industrial town with toxic air and poisoned earth. Crime is high as more and m ...more
The combination of Shakespeare's Macbeth and Nesbo' s dark brand of crime writing should have been a match to die for - but somehow this novel just doesn't work for me. The most successful of the Hogarth series (and imitative adaptations and appropriations more generally) take the Shakespeare text as their starting point but invest the appropriating text with a life of its own: that's what made Atwood' s Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold and Jacobson' s Shylock Is My Name both so wonderful - they do ...more
‘’A seagull swept in over Fife through the silence and moonlight under a cloud-free night sky. Below, the river shone like silver. On the west of the river- like an immense fortress wall- a steep black mountain rose to the sky.’’
Without any prologue and lengthy introductions, I must tell you that this book is a masterpiece. It has the status of a classic, the making of a novel that will defy time. Nesbø took the masterpiece by William Shakespeare and elevated it to new heights. If you follow m ...more
I am already a fan of Jo Nesbo novels so was probably always going to get round to reading his contribution to the Hogarth Shakespeare project where current writers are invited to update Shakespeare’s plays, setting them in modern times with modern characters. If I am completely honest it did take me a while to get fully submerged in this one. The story is set in the 1970's with the Police force trying to eradicate it's serious drug problem. Macbeth is the head of the SWAT team and he has addict ...more
I have heard quite a bit of praise for Jo Nesbo in the past and saw this as a chance to evaluate the author. I loved the setting and the descriptions. 1970s gritty is perhaps my favorite setting for fiction. I grew up in the 1960s and 70s in a very gritty city myself. I really like the start of the book but after a while, the Shakespeare seemed forced into the story. It was like the story and the Shakespeare were fighting each other for dominence. I could not fall into the story.
This is a brutal, blood soaked reimagining of Shakespeare's classic play. And when I say there's some death in it, I seriously mean it, once the book gets going you'd be forgiven for thinking there might not be anyone left by the end. Of course, if you've read Macbeth, you know how at least three of the characters end up (everyone always remembers the main three). Still, that does nothing to negate the constant sense of danger that pervades the book, the who's-next paranoia such as that felt by ...more
Full review to come! For now, find my top 3 reasons this book belongs on your 2018 TBR here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2017/1...
HOLY COW. This book is freaking brilliant. It’s a dense read to be sure - but that is NOT a flaw. In fact I think that’s necessary in order to capture the moral complexity of Shakespeare’s play. This book has action thriller scenes, political machinations, and Nesbø’s trademark superb character development. I loved it!!!