Jo Nesbø ‘s The Redbreast - The Reluctant Psychoanalyst Reads a Thriller:
Jo Nesbø is a Norwegian writer of detective tales and other books. His alcoholic and otherwise dissolute Harry Hole is the hero of a series of books with The Redbreast as the third in an ever expanding (currently nine or twelve) book series (.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Nesbø). Before describing the book, I must comment on the name. Hole (pronounced Hul – luh in Norwegian) means “hill” and is a common last name based on families who live in “holes” – farms nestled in the hills of Norway. The Editors or translator apparently chose to transliterate rather than translate the last name, creating an unnecessary, in my opinion, adolescent double entendre not intended by the author. Be that as it may, our hero turned out to be the focus of interest for me.