Macbeth by Jo Nesbø

Macbeth

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...


Details Macbeth

TitleMacbeth
ISBN9781781090268
Author
Release DateApr 5th, 2018
PublisherHogarth
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Retellings
Rating

Reviews Macbeth

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    2017-12-08
    ”There is only so much a man can take before he gives in, before he breaks every tattooed oath and does everything---absolutely everything---he thought he would never do. For eternal loyalty is inhuman and betrayal is human.” The Sam Worthington and Victoria Hill Scottish Gangster version of Macbeth (2006) is my favorite Macbeth and probably the closest cinematic version to this novel.Inverness.1970s.Setting: Run down industrial town with tox...
  • Amalia Gavea
    2018-05-16
    ‘’A seagull swept in over Fife through the silence and moonlight under a cloud-free night sky. Below, the river shone like silver. On the west of the river- like an immense fortress wall- a steep black mountain rose to the sky.’’ Without any prologue and lengthy introductions, I must tell you that this book is a masterpiece. It has the status of a classic, the making of a novel that will defy time. Nesbø took the masterpiece by William S...
  • Debra
    2017-11-19
    "You’re a better man than me, Macbeth."Jo Nesbo's Macbeth is his contribution to the Hogarth Shakespeare Project. This book started slowly for me. Which is funny because the book opens to action but nevertheless it was S-L-O-W. There is a lot going on all at once and there are a lot of characters with their own agendas. I found I put this book down a lot in the beginning and turned to other books but kept coming back to this one. As I said I st...
  • Paromjit
    2018-04-22
    Jo Nesbo, with his Scandi-Noir credentials, reinterprets Shakespeare's Macbeth within the provinces of a police force in the 1970s in a bleak declining town riven with gang warfare, drug addiction, corruption and all other manner of darkest deeds and where little differentiates the cops from the criminals. This novel mostly follows the trajectory of the original play, albeit in a suitably blood drenched and twisted fashion. Nesbo gives us a tale ...
  • Carol
    2017-12-31
    What a cast of ruthless psychotic killers! Is anyone NOT a cold blooded assassin in Jo Nesbo's reimagined take of Shakespeare's MACBETH? Is there even a hero to root for? Well, you'll have to read it to find out. Having not experienced the classic myself, I have nothing to compare to, but will surely be reading it sooner than later. My interest is now peaked!DARK and DEADLY from start to finish, I could not believe the betrayals....the backstabbi...
  • Matt
    2018-03-20
    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Jo Nesbø, Hogarth, and Crown Publishing for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.Contributing to the Hogarth Shakespeare collection, Jo Nesbø has created a modern retelling of the Bard’s Macbeth. Set around 1970, the story opens with a police raid on a local gang running narcotics. When the authorities bungle things exquisitely,...
  • Barbara
    2017-12-21
    3.5 starsThe Hogarth Shakespeare project invites current writers to update Shakespeare’s plays, setting them in modern times with modern characters. "Macbeth" by Jo Nesbø is a retelling of Shakespeare's play "Macbeth", which was set in the Middle Ages. The original story centers around a high-ranking Scottish military leader named Macbeth who - urged on by his ambitious wife Lady Macbeth - secretly murders the King so he can take the throne. A...
  • Phrynne
    2018-03-19
    I always think Macbeth is one of the most memorable of William Shakespeare's plays. It has some of the most quotable quotes and outstanding characters. Who can forget Lady Macbeth washing her hands over and over, and that great scene on the moor with the three witches and the cauldron. Well Jo Nesbø takes all that and the rest and makes it into the best book!However it is not a light read. There are many long, descriptive passages and the charac...
  • Jaidee
    2018-04-08
    2.5 "hazy, lazy, Tarantino " stars !!!Like a Tarantino film this has blood, gore, lots and lots of action, hot babes, strong dudes and kept you entertained from beginning to end. I am not sure that this is what I wanted from a re-telling of Macbeth. I found this book lazy and hazy. Characters that had no depth, cheap psycho-babble explanations and tons of conveniences that would just pop up to carry the quick plot along.On a beach this might be g...
  • Emma
    2017-11-21
    This is a brutal, blood soaked reimagining of Shakespeare's classic play. And when I say there's some death in it, I seriously mean it, once the book gets going you'd be forgiven for thinking there might not be anyone left by the end. Of course, if you've read Macbeth, you know how at least three of the characters end up (everyone always remembers the main three). Still, that does nothing to negate the constant sense of danger that pervades the b...
  • Anna
    2018-04-09
    ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ! Για την κριτική του βιβλίου θεωρώ ότι γνωρίζετε πως ο Μακβεθ είναι μια τραγωδία του Σέξπιρ όπου οι περισσότεροι ήρωες σκοτώνονται με τραγικό τρόπο και πως ο ομώνυμος ήρωας τρελαίνεται. Για τηλεοπτική μεταφορά προτείνω Φασμπέντερ-Κοτιγι...
  • Sandy
    2018-03-10
    When I was in high school, I was that weird girl in your english lit class who actually liked Shakespeare. The Hogarth Shakespeare project gave 8 authors a chance to recreate one of the Bard’s classic plays & when I heard Jo Nesbo was taking on MacBeth, I had to read it. And he’s done a remarkable job.It’s a daunting challenge. After all, we already know who did what & how it ends. But Nesbo has given it a modern facelift by turning it into...
  • Abby (Crime by the Book)
    2017-11-08
    Full review to come! For now, find my top 3 reasons this book belongs on your 2018 TBR here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2017/1...HOLY COW. This book is freaking brilliant. It’s a dense read to be sure - but that is NOT a flaw. In fact I think that’s necessary in order to capture the moral complexity of Shakespeare’s play. This book has action thriller scenes, political machinations, and Nesbø’s trademark superb character development....
  • Menia
    2018-05-08
    γι'αυτό και ο κύριος Νέσμπο είναι ο κυρίαρχος του παιχνιδιού, ακόμα και στο retelling σαρώνει!buddy-reading με την Geo
  • Skorofido Skorofido
    2018-05-14
    Το ό,τι θα βαριόμουνα τη ζωή μου διαβάζοντας Νέσμπο ούτε στα πιο τρελά μου όνειρα… αλλά ποτέ μην λες ποτέ τελικά… βαρέθηκα τόσο πολύ τη ζωή μου που μέρες λιβάνιζα τις τελευταίες 50 σελίδες γιατί ειλικρινά δεν έβρισκα κανένα λόγο να τις διαβάσω…Δε...
  • Joseph
    2018-02-15
    I have heard quite a bit of praise for Jo Nesbo in the past and saw this as a chance to evaluate the author. I loved the setting and the descriptions. 1970s gritty is perhaps my favorite setting for fiction. I grew up in the 1960s and 70s in a very gritty city myself. I really like the start of the book but after a while, the Shakespeare seemed forced into the story. It was like the story and the Shakespeare were fighting each other for dominence...
  • Gary
    2018-05-02
    I am already a fan of Jo Nesbo novels so was probably always going to get round to reading his contribution to the Hogarth Shakespeare project where current writers are invited to update Shakespeare’s plays, setting them in modern times with modern characters. If I am completely honest it did take me a while to get fully submerged in this one. The story is set in the 1970's with the Police force trying to eradicate it's serious drug problem. Ma...
  • Dave
    2017-10-12
    For several years now, modern authors, acting under the auspices of the Hogarth Shakespeare Project, have reimagined Shakespeare's classic plays some 400 years after he wrote them. Before reading this book I was entirely unfamiliar with either the Hogarth Project or any of Nesbo's books. Let me be entirely frank when I say that Nesbo hit a grand slam with this amazing noir-filled literary masterpiece. For those who know MacBeth, it's all here fro...
  • Αλκιβίαδης Βασίλειος
    2018-04-14
    Αιματηρό! 😜 Δυνατό! 😎 Καταιγιστικό! 😎 Και διαβάζεται μονορούφι! 🚔🚔 Ένα βιβλίο με κινηματογραφική δράση, με ιδιαίτερους και καλοδουλεμένους χαρακτήρες, ζωντανούς διαλόγους, και την απολαυστική πινελιά του NESBO! 🚔😎😜🚔Το συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτ...
  • Dennis
    2017-11-18
    Joe Nesbø's Macbeth is a standalone retelling of William Shakespeare's Macbeth with a modern day, Joe Nesbø crime fiction spin that we all love and respect from the Stephen King of police drama novels. The novel starts sets the stage in the 1970s, in a destitute, crime and drug ridden town in rural Norway, where the townsfolk are ruled by addiction. Both drug ring leaders, Sweno and Hecate, are the supreme leaders of the organized crime and d...
  • Stephen Collins
    2018-04-21
    JO NESBØ the Norwegian Thrillar writers new book is one of not a sequal to Harry Hole. You have two choices here to read this as some people will a great crime book or go down the second road which is what this book is. A new series of authors each writing a book separate from each other but all based on plays by The Bard William Shakespeare's plays called The Hogath series -The Tempest, Othello, Hamlet,The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, The Tam...
  • Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
    2018-05-08
    Τα τελευταία χρόνια έχουν κυκλοφορήσει αρκετά retellings κλασσικών βιβλίων και παραμυθιών τα οποία, επί του πρακτέου, δεν αποδείχθηκαν ιδιαίτερα πετυχημένα. Σε προσωπικό, τουλάχιστον, επίπεδο, με απογοήτευσαν οικτρά, με το ένα να είναι χειρότερο από ...
  • Janelle
    2018-04-17
    Thank you so much Crown Publishing for providing my free copy of MACBETH by Jo Nesbo - all opinions are my own. This book is EXACTLY what it says it is: a really well done retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth with a modern crime twist. As soon as I started reading, I recognized Nesbo’s signature writing style with graphic descriptions and phenomenal character development. I am not going to lie, it’s a big, dense book. And even though I read f...
  • Kyriakos S Kyriakou
    2018-04-21
    4,9/5 Loved it! Nesbø knows how to write breathtaking scenes! And share also some messages to mankind! “Να παίξεις στο έργο όσο καλύτερα μπορείς, αρπάζοντας τις χαρές και τις απολαύσεις που έχει να σου προσφέρει η ζωή όσο διαρκέσει; Ή να αφήσεις το σημάδι σου, να αλλάξεις την πορεία των πραγμ...
  • Dimitris Passas
    2018-02-28
    Μετά την απογοήτευση που μου προκάλεσε η ''Δίψα'' σκεφτόμουν ότι εάν ο Jo Nesbø δεν δοκιμάσει να ανανεώσει τόσο την θεματολογία των μυθιστορημάτων του όσο και να αλλάξει σε μεγάλο βαθμό την αφηγηματική του πρακτική, πολύ γρήγορα θα χάσει τα σκήπτρα το...
  • Evi
    2018-04-20
    Σύνοψη: Ο επιθεωρητής Μάκβεθ και η ομάδα του αναλαμβάνουν να ξεκαθαρίσουν την υπόθεση σύλληψης εμπόρων ναρκωτικών σε μια μικρή πόλη που πνίγεται από το έγκλημα και τη διαφθορά. Χρήματα, εξουσία και σεβασμός θα του ρθούν απλόχερα από κάθε κατεύθυ...
  • Roman Clodia
    2018-02-27
    The combination of Shakespeare's Macbeth and Nesbo' s dark brand of crime writing should have been a match to die for - but somehow this novel just doesn't work for me. The most successful of the Hogarth series (and imitative adaptations and appropriations more generally) take the Shakespeare text as their starting point but invest the appropriating text with a life of its own: that's what made Atwood' s Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold and Jacobson'...
  • Φίλιππος
    2018-04-10
    Τελικά δεν ξέρω αν είναι καλύτερο να ξέρεις την υπόθεση του έργου του Σαίξπηρ πριν ξεκινήσεις αυτό το βιβλίο ή όχι...🤔Από την μία, απολαμβάνεις να βλέπεις ότι ο βασιλιάς της σύγχρονης αστυνομικής λογοτεχνίας έχει "πατήσει" καλά πάνω στο πρωτότυπο...
  • Rincey
    2018-05-08
    3.5 starsSee me talk about this briefly in my May wrap up: https://youtu.be/47JHKR_6JAs?t=7m35s