By: Jo Nesbo
Location: FIC NES
Genre: Retelling, thriller, mystery
Series: Hogarth Shakespeare
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. Get ready to
helter-skelter through the darkest tunnels of human experience.
He’s the best cop they’ve got.
When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it’s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess.
He’s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past.
He’s rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They’re all within reach.
But a man like him won’t get to the top.
Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He’s convinced he won’t get what is rightfully his.
Unless he kills for it.
puts his personal touches on Macbeth focusing on political ambition,
greed, murder, and police procedures and corruption. I thought Nesbo’s
re-telling was clever, entertaining and intelligent. Nesbo's Macbeth was
well written and well thought out. I can’t imagine how much work it
took to write such a re-telling. I think he pulled off the re-telling
I believe fans of Shakespeare's Macbeth will
appreciate this book and also people who have not read Shakespeare's
Macbeth will enjoy Nesbo's re-telling. In other words, I do not believe
you need to be familiar with the original work to enjoy this version."- Debra