Huvudjägarna

Huvudj garna Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter and he s a master of his profession But one career simply can t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife s fledgling art gallery At an art opening one night

  • Title: Huvudjägarna
  • Author: Jo Nesbø
  • ISBN: 9789164203465
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he s a master of his profession But one career simply can t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife s fledgling art gallery At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes Greve just so happens to mention that heRoger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he s a master of his profession But one career simply can t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife s fledgling art gallery At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes Greve just so happens to mention that he owns a priceless Peter Paul Rubens painting that s been lost since World War II and Roger Brown just so happens to dabble in art theft But when he breaks into Greve s apartment, he finds than just the painting And Clas Greve may turn out to be the worst thing that s ever happened to Roger Brown.

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    1. Q: ‘Submission,’ I answered. ‘Confession. Truth. (c) Oh, my! The sheer beauty of this novel lies in its perfectly dysfuntional characters. And when I say dysfunctional, I mean it. They are definitely at least halfway psychopathic. It affects you just like a car crash, which you don't want to look at but are forced to by that ancient part of your brain, the reptilian one, that would have you pay attention to the stuff of dangers in order to protect you in case something similar ever happens [...]

    2. It’s check your brain at the door time. If this actually won best novel in Norway in 2008 (Norwegian Book Club Prize), it must be more a commentary on the sad state of Norwegian literature in that particular year. Although, perhaps out of sentimentality for Nesbo, I am still recommending it. A good beach or airline read. Nothing more. It pretty much relies on one plot twist, some rather unbelievable developments and collusions, not one character is likeable, and there is no real character deve [...]

    3. I never thought I would say this about a Jo Nesbø book but this one was a very average read. I found it difficult to get past how totally ridiculous the main character was with his delusions of grandeur and then parts of the plot were just too far fetched to be readable. (the sewage scene was both disgusting and ludicrous).Things picked up once the real chase was on and Roger Brown started to use his brain and other people's guns to great effect. And then the author dumped one of the silliest e [...]

    4. This is the first Jo Nesbo book I’ve read; it certainly won’t be the last.I had expected a police procedural, but was pleasantly surprised to find something different. The main character is a corporate headhunter who also happens to steal fine art in order to fund a lavish lifestyle. The story grabbed me from the opening with an element of intrigue, and then kept hold with its twists and consistent pace. It has to be said that many elements stretched the bounds of credibility, which may caus [...]

    5. Dakle, kako je prosao moj prvi susret sa Nesbø?Vrlo dobro, mogu reci i prilicno sam zadovoljan. Nesbø pise lako i jasno, odlican storyteller, stranice lete, a ni karakterizacija mu ne ide lose.Glavni lik u knjizi je odlicno odradjen, njegova razmisljanja su vrlo zabavna, a ni ostali likovi ne zaostaju mnogo.Vec posle nekoliko stranica uvucen si u pricu (zaplet), i nema pustanja do samog kraja.I jedino me taj kraj nije bas odusevio, Jo je malo vise iskomplikovao nego sto je trebalo cini mi se, [...]

    6. A clever and elegant portrait of the dark excesses of our corporate culture as revealed through a desperate cat-and-mouse game between figures reaching for the top of the heap. My moderate rating reflects only my personal level of pleasure, in the same way that I can admire a painting such as Munch’s “The Scream” without wanting to dwell with it very long. Roger Brown is an effete, manipulating cad who strives to be the best as his executive headhunting agency, Alfa, in Oslo. You can’t a [...]

    7. Nesbø moves away from his police procedurals to offer this highly intriguing story that offers up excitement on par with any Harry Hole novel. Roger Brown has made a niche for himself as a corporate headhunter in Oslo's business world. While his commissions pay him well, Brown finds himself living a luxurious lifestyle; one that requires a second and more lucrative paycheque. During interviews, Brown finds himself fishing for personal information about candidates, particularly surrounding their [...]

    8. Malo sam se umorio od kompleksnijih (znanstveno fantastičnih) romana, pa sam u posljednjem pohodu u knjižnicu birao što tanje knjige. A na ovaj roman Joa Nesbøa me nagovorio Goran sa svojim zabavnim osvrtom.Knjižničarka se samo nasmijala kada sam pitao da li ima što za posuditi od Joa Nesbøa. No ipak sam našao baš ovaj roman među izloženim knjigama metar i pol od nje. Rekoh: a šta je ovo? A ona: da, dobro, ima taj.Uglavnom, Jo je onda strpljivo čekao da konačno dovršim Iain M. Ba [...]

    9. Okay, I did like Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I love Kenneth Branaugh in PBS' Wallander, and I like shopping at IKEA, but that doesn't mean everything from Scandinavia is equally good. Headhunters is Exhibit A. It IS a fast-moving, competently written mystery, but the first-person character is unlikeable (which he knows! and trades on!), and the scene in the outhouse is among the most disgusting I've ever read. The ending? Unbelievable--and I mean that in a bad way.

    10. Retko koja knjiga me kupi od prve stranice.Ova je to uspela.Savršen krimi roman,drugi Nesbeov koji čitam,i definitivno je na mojoj worship listi pisaca.Preporučujem svakome ko voli inteligentni visokooktanski teiler.Nesbe na mojoj polici zauzima počasno mesto i rado ga preporučujem za čitanje

    11. Δεν νομίζω να μου πήρε πάνω από 8ώρες.Αρκετα καλό, γρήγορος ρυθμός.Ότι πρέπει για να περάσει η ώρα!

    12. When you create a character who looks like a manga figure (as the author asserts), you make her favorite artist Damien Hirst, and "Damien" is her choice for passcode to a home security system, and also the name of the would-be child her husband forced her to abort, common sense says that this is the bottom of the barrel. Things can only go up from here. Nesbø contravenes this dictum, giving us characters we suppose are human, even though they act like no humans anyone has ever seen anywhere, an [...]

    13. Readathon 2017 7/26: Ένα βιβλίο που αναβάλλετε συνεχώς να διαβάσετε.Jo Nesbo: Ένας συγγραφέας που α) όλοι τον έχουμε ακούσει και β) σχεδόν όλοι τον έχουνε διαβάσειΕγώ μέχρι και προχθές άνηκα στο α) κομμάτι.Το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο είχα την τύχη να μου το δωρίσουν στην Έκθεση βιβλίου που γί [...]

    14. Typical Nesbo (of late). Why have two or three plot twists, when you can have five or six (indeed, as usual, the last twist may have been one way-too-many). I personally thought it was more engaging before it turned into a corporate espionage thriller (i.e when it was just about a cocky man being cuckholded by an even cockier man). I still prefer thrillers that are either 1) more connected with "real" issues and themes (see le Carre, Menking, Larsson, Steinhauer), or 2) are more satisfying as pu [...]

    15. da, bio sam u pravu, stvarno jako zabavan i lagan krimić.ako ste prvo pogledali film (kao ja) malo će vam pokvariti doživljaj prvog čitanja jer će vam stalno glumci i scene filma biti pred očima no s druge strane film je jako vjeran knjizi i jako dobro napravljen.takvima kao ja knjiga će dopuniti unutarnje dijaloge, a neki su nezamjenjivi jer vrve crnim humorom.o čemu razmišlja osoba koja roni u septičkoj jami vanjskog WC???saznajte :)sve preporuke i knjizi i filmu

    16. Read by Seán BarrettDescription: With Headhunters, Jo Nesbø has crafted a funny, dark, and twisted caper story worthy of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers. Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial w [...]

    17. *3,5 αστέρια* (πραγματικά πρέπει να αρχίσουν να μπαίνουν και μισά αστεράκια.)Δεύτερη επαφή με το Nesbo, αλλά δε νομίζω ότι έγινα ακόμη νεσμπομανιακιά. Ίσως δεν έχω βρει ακόμη το σωστό βιβλίο του που θα πω ουάο. Οι κυνηγοί κεφαλών ωστόσο, είναι ένα βιβλίο που έχει στοιχεία έκπληξης [...]

    18. What a great cover eh? Take a second look at it. and clever. And so is the author Jo Nesbo. I picked up Headhunters thinking that it would feature Nesbo's recurring series character Detective Harry Hole. I started reading, realized that it wasn't and felt slightly disappointed. But I lost that feeling about 10 pages in. Nesbo has written an ingenious, intricately plotted stand alone thriller that had me hooked from start to finish. Roger Brown is a professional recruiter, a 'headhunter' if you w [...]

    19. The story is written in a fast pace, with mystery and a couple of twists in the end. I didn’t actually liked the main character and his actions/beliefs, but I enjoyed how the story went. I think that most of the readers (including myself), chose it because of its author, Jo Nesbo.

    20. Jo Nesbø pravio mi je probleme odmah u startu. Ne svojim tekstom, već činjenicom da je njegove knjige gotovo nemoguće pronaći u gradskoj knjižnici. Barem je meni tako bilo. Dvoumio sam se između dvije knjige 'Sin' i 'Lovci na glave', ali usprkos tome što riječka knjižnica ima pet ili više primjeraka obje knjige - sve su bile vani! Isto važi i za ostale njegove stvari! Naravno, to me još više zaintrigiralo jer, pas mater, ako je čovjek baš TOLIKO čitan ili je žešći triler pulp [...]

    21. I love the Harry Hole series, but this book was waaaaaaaaay too gross for me. Objectively I can definitely see the skill required to write this plot with style, but subjectively yuck. I think someone blurbed it saying it was a witty caper in the vein of Tarantino or the Coen brothers, and that is EXACTLY what it reminded me of. So if that's your sort of thing, you'll probably love it. Me, I'm sticking with Inspector Hole.

    22. “An artist who maintains that he has been misunderstood is almost always a bad artist who, I’m afraid to say, has been understood.” (loc. 773) “The world is full of people who pay serious money for bad pictures by good artists. And mediocre heads on tall bodies.” (loc. 518)“Noble, loyal souls are often handicapped by loyalty to even the basest of individuals. Well, especially the base individuals.”Synopsis:Roger Brown, the narrator of this novel is one of the best Norvegian corpora [...]

    23. I certainly had some ups and downs with this one. More ups though – as the rating suggests. There’s just something about Scandinavian writers. They’re quite explicit in terms of how they describe certain events – all that shit going down (probably only those who have read this book will understand what I mean by it and get the reference), but yeah… no stopping with them. And even though you’re grouse out by those descriptions you just can’t seem to put a book away.Also, I got to gi [...]

    24. The central character in this thriller is not Nesbo’s Harry Hole, but rather a headhunter named Roger Brown. He claims that he has never nominated a candidate for a job that was not, in the end, offered. So he’s quite good at his game. But Roger doesn’t play just one game. He lives a lavish lifestyle and his wife is a struggling gallery owner who relies on him for financial support. So Roger must supplement his income – which he does by dabbling in art theft. This is another role in whic [...]

    25. I liked this book, but not because I liked a single one of the characters in it. In fact, I was about 50 pages in when I decided that the protagonist is a despicable person who deserves whatever’s coming to him. And yet, I didn’t stop reading. Within the next 50 pages, I became hooked. I still didn’t sympathize with any of the characters, but I was enthralled by the drama that played out, compelled to find out what twisted, messed-up thing was going to happen next. Although some parts are [...]

    26. Δεν μπόρεσα. Δεν τα βρήκαμε. Κάπου στην 50 σελίδα το άφησα, δεν υπήρχε λόγος να παιδευόμαστε και εγώ και το βιβλίο.

    27. Enjoyed the first third of the book - i thought the narrator was a good liar, it was fun trying to figure him out. But I didn't buy any of the events in the next two thirds. Plus Roger parading his manliness while the best thing about his wife was that she was pretty and loved him and the only thing she wanted in her life was a baby was, to put it mildly, annoying.

    28. Em primeiro lugar quero dizer que quem não gosta da ideia de ser manipulado por um escritor não deve, definitivamente, ler o livro "Caçadores de Cabeças".Jo Nesbo faz com que todos nós, incluindo os leitores mais experientes, nos apaixonemos pelo seu protagonista. Protagonista este dotado de um sentido de moral completamente invulgar para o mais comum dos mortais, tornando-se mesmo, em algumas ocasiões, merecedor de desprezo.Roger Brown é um caçador de cabeças de sucesso. Apesar de ter [...]

    29. Τον καταλαβαίνω πολύ καλά τον συγγραφέαΈχεις δημιουργήσει τον ήρωα σου, τον Χάρι Χόλε. Ο ήρωας σου έχει ανοδική πορεία. Ο εκδότης σου, μαζί με τις επιταγές, σου ρίχνει και μερικά τηλέφωνα για να δει πώς τα πας με την επόμενη περιπέτεια του συμπαθούς ήρωα.Περνάς τη μέρα σου στ [...]

    30. The "hero" in Headhunter, Nordic Noir master Jo Nesbo's stand alone crime fiction, is Roger Brown. Brown is a manipulative, cruel, greedy, successful corporate headhunter-who is hunting more than symbolic trophies. He subsidizes his lavish lifestyle with a secondary career as an art thief. His one virtue is his love for his wife Diana: not that he loves her enough to give her the one thing she deeply wants, a child. Instead, he gives her an art gallery (which ties in nicely with his second caree [...]

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