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Waiting on Wednesday #3

May 13, 2009

Here’s a not-so-brief summary of how I discovered today’s Waiting on Wednesday book:

  1. I read Jo Nesbø’s Nemesis, which somehow manages to be full of tension, fast-paced, and tautly written at 474 pages.
  2. (But if you’re considering reading it, and I highly recommend it, especially if you’re in the mood for crime fiction, read The Redbreast first because some of the events in Nemesis directly relate to what happened in The Redbreast. Plus, The Redbreast is also an excellent book.)
  3. Anyhow, as I was reading Nemesis, I wondered, What is this The Devil’s Star that is listed among Nesbø’s books? Because as far as I knew, The Redbreast and Nemesis were the only two books in the Harry Hole series to have been published in the US.
  4. I look online and discover that an English language translation of The Devil’s Star was published in 2005, prior to The Redbreast and Nemesis, even though
  5. according to Wikipedia, The Redbreast and Nemesis are actually the third and fourth books in the series. The Devil’s Star is fifth (and despite what Global Books in Print says, not readily available in online bookstores),
  6. so I hope that this means Harper (which published The Redbreast and Nemesis) has acquired the US rights to The Devil’s Star and will be publishing it soon. Soon! Because, hello, the last chapter of Nemesis really makes me want to read it.
  7. But I decide I want to read Nesbø’s next book to be published in the US anyway, even though it looks like it will *not* be The Devil’s Star.

Today’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is therefore Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder by Jo Nesbø (Aladdin, 1/10).

It’s middle grade, I think, and I don’t usually read middle grade fiction, but I am sufficiently curious about the book to want to read it. Mostly because I want to see what a Jo Nesbø children’s book is like. But also because the title amuses me and I am shallow that way.

Waiting on Wednesday was created by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2009 5:17 am

    Was this post for me? 😛 Just kidding. But, yes, I had started Nemesis before reading The Redbreast (have it on my nightstand) and will be posting a review for it soon. Spoilers don’t bother me. It’s the characters I care more about than the story so, yes, those events from the previous book are directly addressed in Nemesis and is spoilerish and so no, I don’t recommend starting there either. Otherwise, I followed along fine. Also, I bought the ebook version of The Redeemer at a UK website for ebooks in epub, which isn’t due to come out in paperback until May of this year.


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