Thursday, November 01, 2018

Jo Nesbø's ten desert island books

Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbø is the author of the best-selling Harry Hole series. His latest novel is Macbeth. One of his ten favorite books, as shared at
Max, Mischa & Tetoffensiven, by Johan Harstad

Beside Knausgaard, Harstad is perhaps the best Norwegian writer right now. It’s about a young boy moving with his family from Norway to the U.S., growing up there in the ’80s and ’90s, and so it’s an outsider’s look at American society, written with clinical precision and desperate humor. If you like thick, epic books like DeLillo’s Underworld, this is probably up your alley.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue