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O Morcego ❤ O Morcego pdf ⚣ Author Jo Nesbø – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk O inspector Harry Hole, da Brigada Anticrime de Oslo, enviado numa miss o a Sydney, na Austr lia, para investigar um homic dio Deve colaborar com as autoridades locais, mas tem instru es para se mante O inspector Harry Hole, da Brigada Anticrime de Oslo, enviado numa miss o a Sydney, na Austr lia, para investigar um homic dio Deve colaborar com as autoridades locais, mas tem instru es para se manter longe de sarilhos A v tima uma norueguesa de vinte e tr s anos, em tempos uma celebridade televisiva na NoruegaHarry n o consegue ser um simples espectador e, medida que se envolve na investiga o, trava amizade com um dos detectives respons veis pelo caso Juntos percebem que est o a lidar com o ltimo de v rios homic dios por resolver, e o padr o diz lhes que est o na presen a de um psicopata que actua ao longo do pa s Quando est o prestes a descobrir a identidade do assassino, Harry come a a temer que ningu m esteja a salvo, principalmente as pessoas envolvidas na investiga o e os seus receios transformam se no seu mais profundo pesadelo.


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  1. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    I know that the first two Harry Hole books are generally the least popular of the series, but I couldn t be persuaded to jump in at book three and altered my expectations accordingly While I m sure it has something to do with the fact that I ve not experienced this character or series before, I actually loved THE BAT Perhaps it was having the opportunity to learn Hole s backstory and read the books in their intended order, or maybe simply the fact that I don t know any differently, but I was i I know that the first two Harry Hole books are generally the least popular of the series, but I couldn t be persuaded to jump in at book three and altered my expectations accordingly While I m sure it has something to do with the fact that I ve not experienced this character or series before, I actually loved THE BAT Perhaps it was having the opportunity to learn Hole s backstory and read the books in their intended order, or maybe simply the fact that I don t know any differently, but I was in the mood for a slow burning police procedural and that s exactly what I got.The overall feel of the story reminded me a bit of Ragnar Jonasson s Dark Iceland series, except the setting was drastically warmer I really appreciated the severely flawed nature of Harry and his past which has shaped who he has become up until this point The mystery kept me guessing and I did not have any of it figured out prior to the reveals, which was a nice change of pace I m not really sure why the first two books are set outside of the intended long term atmosphere of the series, but it works well for me so far, and even though everyone and their mother has told me to skip COCKROACHES, I ll be reading it solely just to gain whatever information there is to glean from it I would say if you haven t read any books in the Harry Hole series, take a gamble and risk a bit of time and energy on THE BAT I can see how trying to come back to this book might be a chore after beginning with the others, but it was refreshing and exhilarating to read these in their natural order and learn Harry s backstory in its initial form Highly recommended to fans of Nordic Crime Fiction in the form of a police procedural Thanks Abby for helping my pick this one out


  2. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    A sudden, uncontrollable fury rose in him, and he cast around for something to smash He snatched the whiskey bottle from the table and was about to launch it at the wall, but changed his mind at the last moment Lifelong training in self control, he thought, opening the bottle and putting it to his mouth As you read this novel you are going to realize just how much sarcasm is loaded into that statement Harry Hole, pronounced Hoo leh, is dispatched to Sydney Australia to investigate the m A sudden, uncontrollable fury rose in him, and he cast around for something to smash He snatched the whiskey bottle from the table and was about to launch it at the wall, but changed his mind at the last moment Lifelong training in self control, he thought, opening the bottle and putting it to his mouth As you read this novel you are going to realize just how much sarcasm is loaded into that statement Harry Hole, pronounced Hoo leh, is dispatched to Sydney Australia to investigate the murder of a Norwegian woman He soon discovers with the help of the Australian half caste Aboriginal officer, Andrew Kensington, that this murder is not an isolated case The victim is one of a string of blond women who have been killed over a series of months This is a different Harry Hole than the man that shows up in Redbreast and Nemesis which are number three and four in the series Because the American publisher decided to publish those books before publishing The Bat I started the series in the middle I rarely do that I usually insist on reading a series from the beginning because I find in later books there are generally significant revelations that may harken back to an earlier book in the series In this case instead of ordering an intensive Rosetta Stone course on learning Norwegian I decided to suspend my controlling need for order and read book three first The Jo Nesbo InvasionI now understand why the US publishers elected to start with book three We have been experiencing an invasion of Scandinavian mysteries similar to the invasion of Rock and Roll from England in the 1960s You can t swing a backpack in a bookstore any without knocking down a display of the latest author to be touted as the new Stieg Larsson I too have been seduced by the work of our Nordic neighbors In this book Hole spends the entire time in Australia, so introducing this regionally misplaced character to a reading public desperate for a new mystery from the frozen North doesn t really work Now that his works have been doing very well in the English speaking world publishers have decided to go back and publish the first two in the series His Australian colleagues call him Holy instead of Hoo leh and Harry makes the decision that Holy isn t too bad and doesn t bother to correct their pronunciation He prefers it to being called something most people associate with an orifice He meets a lovely Swedish girl named Birgitta Everything is going well between them until Harry falls of the wagon Andrew Kensington ends up dead and even though Harry only knew him a week they had become good friends Harry wraps both arms around the shock and the grief of his friend s passing Resuming drinking is an allure he can no longer ignore Now there are drunks and then there are Harry Hole drinking bingesHarry woke with a splitting headache The light hurt his eyes, and no sooner had he registered that he was lying under a blanket than he had to throw himself to the side The vomit came in quick spurts and the contents of his stomach splashed on the stone floor He fell back on the bench and felt the gall sting his nose as he asked himself the classic question where on earth am I During the times that he is halfway sober he continues to investigate the serial killings and the death of Andrew Kensington Thehe finds out about Kensington thesecrets that are revealed These shrouded bits of information lead tosecrets and many of them seem to involve a friend of Andrews, a German gay man named Otto He is a friendly chap and Harry soon learns just how friendlyLet s make a tasteless and wonderfully vulgar wager, Otto said, his eyes glinting with amusement I bet one hundred dollars that this soft, slim hand of yours will have felt my vitals before you leave for Norway Do you dare to accept the bet Harry loses this bet, but you will have to read the book to find out how TheHarry drinks themaudlin he becomes He seems to be punishing himself for past crimes which are revealed in vivid detail in this book The death of Kensington brings back the past, but it seems drinking himself into a staggering state of ineptitude is not enough He decides to hire a hooker and of course he gets caught by Birgitta One must destroy one s life completely before one can make better decisions it seems I only wish that Birgitta would have hopped the next flight out of there back to Sweden or Paris or Timbuktu anywhere to get away from Harry.Harry without barely a shred of evidence makes suppositions that are not only incorrect, but turn out to be colossally wrong As he should be, he is a much better investigator in later books He isviolent and reckless as a young man Aren t we all I spend a large part of this book not liking Harry very much We do, though, see glimmers of the seasoned cop he will becomeDoes this remind you of anything you ve seen before Andrew shrugged When you ve worked here long enough all murders remind you of something you ve seen before No, Harry thought It s the other way round Work long enough and you see the tiny nuances each murder has, the details that distinguish one from another and make each one unique. I was fortunate enough to get my books by Jo Nesbo signed when he was in Houston recently.This book has a nice twisty plot and certainly kept me turning the pages I didn t mind spending time in Australia even though if I d been able to step into the book I certainly wouldn t have spent any time with Harry I prefer spending my vacations not wringing vomit out of my clothes I do wonder if reading a couple of the later books didn t add to my enjoyment in reading this book I meet the older Harry and then meet the younger Harry several years later It made me appreciate the man, still flawed, but maybe not as much so, that Harry becomes a few books later He still gets in trouble with his superiors He still screws up relationships, but I feelsympathy when it happens to the older Harry 3.5 stars.If you wish to seeof my most recent book and movie reviews, visit also have a Facebook blogger page at


  3. Federico DN Federico DN says:

    A very disturbed serial killer, and an evenproblematic detective.In this first novel of the series we learn the beginnings of the enigmatic Harry Hole, a renowned but highly problematic detective from Oslo, Norway A rape and murder of a norwegian citizen takes place in Sydney, Australia The indecipherable detective is sent as support to carry out the investigation But one murder turns into many, and a simple investigation quickly turns into a desperate hunt for a very disturbed serial k A very disturbed serial killer, and an evenproblematic detective.In this first novel of the series we learn the beginnings of the enigmatic Harry Hole, a renowned but highly problematic detective from Oslo, Norway A rape and murder of a norwegian citizen takes place in Sydney, Australia The indecipherable detective is sent as support to carry out the investigation But one murder turns into many, and a simple investigation quickly turns into a desperate hunt for a very disturbed serial killer, that threatens even the ones closely involved in the police investigation.Harry Hole is a sort of anti hero detective Which works quite well, in contrast to the complete perfectionism of Sherlock Holmes He pretty much screws up as much as he solves, but in the end the guy kind of grows on you Looking forward to reading the next installment.Very interesting for various reasons Intriguing, gripping Not nearly as gripping as was reading Snowman , but still a highly enjoyable read It left me with some very nice moments and others not so nice and several things I know I will not soon forget.Still remaining a whole bunch of other books in the series, and a Snowman movie, that will have to wait till the very end.Until next time, Un muy perturbado asesino serial, y un incluso m s problem tico detective.En esta primera novela de la serie conocemos los principios del enigm tico Harry Hole, un destacado pero altamente problem tico detective de Oslo, Noruega Una violaci n y asesinato de una ciudadana noruega sucede en Sydney, Australia El indescifrable detective es enviado como soporte para llevar a cabo la investigaci n Pero un asesinato se convierte en varios, y una aparentemente simple investigaci n r pidamented se convierte en una desesperada caza de un muy trastornado asesino serial, que puede llegar a amenazar incluso aquellos m s cercanos a la b squeda policial.Harry Hole es una especie de detective anti heroe Lo cual funciona bastante bien, en comparaci n con el completo perfeccionismo de Sherlock Holmes Arruina casi tantas cosas como las que resuelve, pero al final el personaje termina agradando Viendo con buenos ojos leer el pr ximo libro.Muy interesante por muy diversas razones Intrigante, atrapante No tan atrapante como fue la experiencia de leer Snowman , pero igualmente una lectura muy disfrutable Me llevo varios buenos momentos y otros no tan buenos e incluso algunas cosas m s que s que no voy a olvidar Queda pendiente muchos libros de la saga, y la pel cula de Snowman que tendr que esperar hasta el final.Hasta la pr xima,


  4. Evgnossia O& Evgnossia O& says:

    Review was originally published on Through the Chapters Blog 3,5 starsI have an idea for Harry s life, for what is going to happen to him Harry s near future looks bleak After that it s getting even worse And after that everything is going to hell Jo Nesb interview, January 2010 This is the major reason I m rating the first book with 3.5 stars The second reason, equally important, is the connection that I had with the main character from the very first page Harry Hole, pronounced as Hoo Review was originally published on Through the Chapters Blog 3,5 starsI have an idea for Harry s life, for what is going to happen to him Harry s near future looks bleak After that it s getting even worse And after that everything is going to hell Jo Nesb interview, January 2010 This is the major reason I m rating the first book with 3.5 stars The second reason, equally important, is the connection that I had with the main character from the very first page Harry Hole, pronounced as Hoo leh, is a young innocent guy, with good intentions, even if sometimes he behaves in irrational patterns In other words, when he faces impediments which he cannot control he falls under the influence of alcohol This decision automatically activates a domino effect and things coming to fall apartThe human soul was a deep, dark forest and all decisions are made alone The Bat He is determined that he can do nothing to transfigure the unfortunate events that keep haunting him and therefore he resort to beverage not to comfort himself as he might believe but mostly to punish himself for the past he cannot change, for the lies he had to tell, for the love he had lost.The first installment in the Harry Hole series, The Bat , provides the readers with background information of Harry s life It gives some very significant insights into the emotions, the inner world and a past that made him a person he is now It was a little bit slow with many information about the Aboriginals in Australia, but it didn t destroyed the main purpose of the author, to introduce us this young, impulsive cop who came to investigate the murder of his compatriot Moreover, the fact that he gets involved with a potential witness proves again his young age and inexperience, a detail that pictures him as an innocent guy with a sombre past and a darkness that everyone hides inside.Moving on, I appreciate the author s boldness and the moments where he isn t intimidated to cauterize his main characterA sudden, uncontrollable fury rose in him, and he cast around for something to smash He snatched the whiskey bottle from the table and was about to launch it at the wall, but changed his mind at the last moment Lifelong training in self control, he thought, opening the bottle and putting it to his mouth The Bat In addition, I have to acknowledge the aboriginal myths which Nesb has incorporated into this novel It was very enlightening and frustrating at the same time since everyone had to tell his myth to Harry to give him a clue about who the murderer might be.In the first chapters Hole states thatYou re a tiny bit damaged every time you unravel another murder case , something that works as a prophecy to the development of his personality in the next stories, and connects with the statement of Jo Nesb himself, who prepares a hell ride for his hero Forthwith, the first case of Harry Hole, functions as a very good baseline for the next stories and I m eager to dive into them in order to travel with him through his intimidating life path.I can t wait for it What do you want people I have this dark side inside me, I never denied it


  5. Noeleen Noeleen says:

    As a huge fan of Jo Nesbo and the Harry Hole series, I waited eagerly, like many other fans, for The Bat, the first book in the Harry Hole series, to finally be translated into English It was like waiting for Santa to arrive on Christmas Eve and deliver that wonderful present that you are hoping you will get, the pure excitement of it all Unfortunately, Santa didn t deliver that wonderful present in the form of The Bat, instead of receiving that perfect present, Santa delivered to me oh the d As a huge fan of Jo Nesbo and the Harry Hole series, I waited eagerly, like many other fans, for The Bat, the first book in the Harry Hole series, to finally be translated into English It was like waiting for Santa to arrive on Christmas Eve and deliver that wonderful present that you are hoping you will get, the pure excitement of it all Unfortunately, Santa didn t deliver that wonderful present in the form of The Bat, instead of receiving that perfect present, Santa delivered to me oh the disappointment a pair of sockswhich is the equivalent of what this book ended up being basic, practical and not very exciting This book was a huge disappointment I m really glad that I wasn t able to read this first book in the series until now I wouldn t have continued with the series if this had been the case and would have missed out on all of the rest of the wonderful Harry Hole books.In The Bat, Harry finds himself in Australia when a young Norwegian girl is murdered and he assists the Australian police with the case While the book served its purpose in giving us the background to Harry, this was the only good thing about it I much prefer Harry working in Norway on home ground There was a lot of Australian and Aboriginal history in the book which in itself was very interesting and I learnt a lot, but it wasn t necessary to the story at all In addition, there were many times when the book went off with reminisces of Harry s past relationship and this really happened at odd times in the book and it too was unnecessary These aspects of the book seriously ended up taking away from the momentum, pace and interest in the main plot which in itself was mediocre at best At times I almost forgot about and lost focus on the main plot because of the way the story went off course throughout It s very obvious from the writing and plot in The Bat that this is a debut novel and that it is the first book in the series It s also evident now how much better the books become in the later works I m still a huge fan of Jo Nesbo and the Harry Hole series, from The Redbreast through to Phantom, each one of them has kept me very entertained, I m just not a fan of this book I don t like giving one of my favourite authors, Jo Nesbo, a negative review and I can t believe I am giving one of his books only two stars but this book just didn t work for me I would recommend reading the series from book three, The Redbreast You don t really need to read this book to enjoy the rest of the series


  6. Matt Matt says:

    In my other binge reading project of the winter, I thought that there was no better time to explore the Harry Hole series by Norwegian Jo Nesb I had heard much about the series, and with a keen interest in all things Scandinavian when the thriller genre is involved, I thought I could do no wrong As the series begins, Harry Hole that s two syllables, Holy finds himself in Sydney, Australia where he s been sent to represent the Royal Norwegian Police Directorate to investigate the murder of a In my other binge reading project of the winter, I thought that there was no better time to explore the Harry Hole series by Norwegian Jo Nesb I had heard much about the series, and with a keen interest in all things Scandinavian when the thriller genre is involved, I thought I could do no wrong As the series begins, Harry Hole that s two syllables, Holy finds himself in Sydney, Australia where he s been sent to represent the Royal Norwegian Police Directorate to investigate the murder of a Norwegian national Working alongside some of Sydney s finest, Hole discovers that there may be a serial rapist and murderer on the loose, whose penchant for blondes leaves a trail that grows every few days Alongside the murder investigation, Hole discovers a woman who pulls on his heartstrings and becomes an integral part of his time in Oz The reader is also introduced to Hole s checkered past, including an addiction that almost got him fired from the force and one that reemerges at the worst possible moment With no firm leads and Hole s secondment running to an end, a serial killer continues to elude the authorities and baffle Hole to no end While soaking up the history of this foreign land, Hole may be too distracted, which hinders his ability to bring answers to a grieving family back in Oslo In this series debut, Nesb tells a very interesting tale, both about his protagonist and the race for justice.I was pleasantly surprised at Nesb s work and found that the story flowed very effectively, full of wonderful tidbits to lure the reader in a little deeper Harry Hole is a complex man, whose background is multi layered and will likely take the entire series to unravel However, Nesb does a stellar job by paving the way with a thorough glimpse into the man s foibles, as well as the strengths that shape him I cannot leave this review without pondering a glaring question that leapt off the page for me, especially as a reader who loves to immerse myself in a character Why would Nesb choose to use his opening novel and take Hole away from his native Norway I could see this in the third or fourth novel, but the story begins and remains in Australia for its duration I could never fully understand this, as it makes logical sense to lay some groundwork before taking the character out of his environs Allow the reader to learn about local friends and family, plant roots before jetting off to places unknown That said, perhaps Nesb has a plan here and I am too cerebral in my analysis this early in the series.Kudos Mr Nesb for a great opening novel I cannot wait to get deeper into the series to see what else you have in store for us.Like hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at


  7. Lyn Lyn says:

    The Bat, by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo is the first of the Inspector Harry Hole pronounced Hoo leh novels Set in Australia of all places, Nesbo introduces our hero as a foreign policeman sent on a diplomatic mission to assist with the investigation of the murder of a minor Norwegian celebrity in Sydney The novel starts slowly but builds to an exciting, if somewhat minimalistic, and troubling, ending Nesbo does an above average job of introducing an array of characters and develops some intri The Bat, by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo is the first of the Inspector Harry Hole pronounced Hoo leh novels Set in Australia of all places, Nesbo introduces our hero as a foreign policeman sent on a diplomatic mission to assist with the investigation of the murder of a minor Norwegian celebrity in Sydney The novel starts slowly but builds to an exciting, if somewhat minimalistic, and troubling, ending Nesbo does an above average job of introducing an array of characters and develops some intriguing dynamics and complexities for Hole For a crime mystery, Nesbo also shows a flair for Holmesian attention to detail and logic There are some inconsistencies and some loose ends but I can understand how this character and this series have become so popular I will readfrom Nesbo


  8. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    A very different experience this one was for me Harry Hoo ley is an experienced detective with a story of his own to tell, bought out to Sydney, Australia to assist Australian Police in a murder of a Norwegian woman The poor man is called Harry Holy by everyone, he s given up on correcting people An interesting one here as this is a Norwegian writer delving strongly into Aboriginal culture, and even re telling some dream time stories I am not at all good at concentrating at the best of tim A very different experience this one was for me Harry Hoo ley is an experienced detective with a story of his own to tell, bought out to Sydney, Australia to assist Australian Police in a murder of a Norwegian woman The poor man is called Harry Holy by everyone, he s given up on correcting people An interesting one here as this is a Norwegian writer delving strongly into Aboriginal culture, and even re telling some dream time stories I am not at all good at concentrating at the best of times, so I really do feel this was my undoing I did not feel a connection with Harry, and although the narrator did quite an outstanding job of flicking between male female drag queen and Aus Aboriginal Norwegian accents, it did come across a little okka I think this author is worth investigating, but possibly not on audio, at least for me The Australian imagery was great, I think Jo Nesbo creates a lovely scene As for the rest of the series being for me Not sure


  9. James Thane James Thane says:

    This is the book that introduced Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad or it least it would have been had not several of the later Harry Hole novels reached the U.S ahead of it The wait is finally over, though, and The Bat is now at last available in a U.S edition.It seems a bit odd that the first book in a series featuring a Norwegian police inspector would be set in Australia Nonetheless, that s the case A young Norwegian woman who had been something of a minor television celebrit This is the book that introduced Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad or it least it would have been had not several of the later Harry Hole novels reached the U.S ahead of it The wait is finally over, though, and The Bat is now at last available in a U.S edition.It seems a bit odd that the first book in a series featuring a Norwegian police inspector would be set in Australia Nonetheless, that s the case A young Norwegian woman who had been something of a minor television celebrity back home, has been raped and murdered in Sydney Harry is sent to Australia to act as a liasion with the Sydney police in the investigation His instructions are clear he is to be an observer and he is not to actually meddle in the investigation The Sydney police clearly expect that Harry will spend most of his time seeing the sights and will be content to go home and report after a few days at most.Even if you ve never read another Harry Hole novel, if you ve read any crime fiction at all, you know that s never going to happen From practically the moment he arrives in Australia, Harry develops his own ideas about the case and is anything but shy about pursuing them.The principal merit of this book is that the reader gets to meet a younger Harry Hole and to learn a bitabout his background The case itself is intriguing and Harry meets a number of interesting characters along the way If there is a problem with the book it rests with the fact that Nesbo spends quite a bit of time as a tour guide and cultural anthropologist, exploring the land, its mysteries and its peoples, and sometimes the travelogue gets in the way of the story itself.Actually, The Bat seemslike one of those books that you would find much later in a series, at a time when the author has begun to run out of ideas and so sends his character off to an exotic land to mix things up a bit and, not incidentally, to give the author a great vacation that he can deduct as a business expense.Still, though it s not up to the standards of some of Nesbo s later Harry Hole novels, this is a fun story with a lot of unexpected twists and turns And for those of us who are compulsive completists when it comes to our crime fiction, it gives us the chance to finally start reading this series in order The problem remaining is that the second book in the series, The Cockroaches will not be released in the U.S until December At that point, all of the Harry Hole novels will finally be available here and all will be right with the world


  10. Peter Peter says:

    Psychopathic The Bat is the first book in the Harry Hole series and while this was an average story it did establish the character that has since gone on to facilitate some very engrossing thrillers This book had too many plot holes and a constant question of why start a series about a Scandinavian investigator travelling to Australia I can only presume that Jo Nesbo felt his home location may not have provided the most appealing setting for his debut Perhaps my criticism is influenced by know Psychopathic The Bat is the first book in the Harry Hole series and while this was an average story it did establish the character that has since gone on to facilitate some very engrossing thrillers This book had too many plot holes and a constant question of why start a series about a Scandinavian investigator travelling to Australia I can only presume that Jo Nesbo felt his home location may not have provided the most appealing setting for his debut Perhaps my criticism is influenced by knowledge of how the series subsequently developed It is clear that Jo Nesbo has an eye for suspense, surprises and a deadly killer.There is a lot to play within the Harry Hole character his alcoholism, his psychological burdens, his maverick approach and his romantic entanglements If he d had military training and an ability to mince everyone that would have been a step too far on the bad boy superman hero front What is actually good is that he IS found wanting on the fighting side, which isrealistic than typical main characters and often finds himself in the wrong place.The plot was slow particularly in the first half and the ending was a bit overdramatic I m finding it difficult to recommend this book although it is the first in the series and maybe a necessary step to enjoy some of the following great books


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