Macbeth

Macbeth

3.43 (14,468 ratings by Goodreads)
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Set in a dark, rainy northern town, Nesbo's Macbeth pits the ambitions of a corrupt policeman against loyal colleagues, a drug-depraved underworld and the pull of childhood friendships.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 38mm | 614g
  • Hogarth
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781781090268
  • 44,521

Review Text

"Majestically satisfying...a deliciously oppressive page-turner" Steven Poole Guardian
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Majestically satisfying...a deliciously oppressive page-turner -- Steven Poole * Guardian * Immensely enjoyable and gloriously dark... He has accomplished that toughest of literary feats: putting his own unmistakable mark on one of Shakespeare's most celebrated plays -- Matt Gibson * Daily Express * Inventive and deeply satisfying... a dark but ultimately hopeful Macbeth, one suited to our own troubled times -- James Shapiro * New York Times Book Review * Nesbo makes excellent use of all the atmosphere of his genre, and the stakes at play are every bit as convincing as those in the original... This is Nesbo doing what he's good at -- Lucy Scholes * Independent * Macbeth as a SWAT team leader. His wife as a former prostitute. The three witches as drug dealers. It's Shakespeare's darkest tale -- reimagined by the king of Nordic noir -- Graeme Thomson * Mail on Sunday *
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About Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is one of the world's bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son and his latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He's an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 40 million copies around the world.

Before becoming a crime writer, Nesbo played football for Norway's premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the band Di Derre ('Them There'). They topped the charts in Norway, but Nesbo continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat.

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Rating details

14,468 ratings
3.43 out of 5 stars
5 17% (2,481)
4 33% (4,715)
3 32% (4,631)
2 13% (1,840)
1 6% (801)
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