Want Books is a weekly meme hosted by Chachic's Book Nook. It features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now. Everyone is free to join, just grab the image above. Make sure to leave a comment at Chachic's Book Nook with a link to your post so I can do a roundup with each post.
~Taken from Chachic's Book Nook
I've been tweeting with Chachic for a few weeks about her difficulties at finding certain books that seem to only be available in the U.S. When I told her that she was not alone and that I actually had a book that I really wanted to read but the book wasn't available in English, she was intrigued. So here it is...I really want to read the Harry Hole novels by Jo Nesbø but the first book, Der Flagermusmannen (The Bat Man) is not available in English. In fact, the second book in the series, Kakkerlakkene (Cockroaches) is not available in English either! The first book available in the U.S. is the third novel in the series, The Redbreast (Rødstrupe). I am scratching my head as to why they would print the series in English only part-way through the series!
Has anyone read these books? Is it ok to start at the third book, The Redbreast (Rødstrupe)?
So in my haste to post this yesterday, I misspelled the name of "Flaggermusmannen" and ended up with the German translation of the book, "Der Fledermausmann". Yes, that was dumb of me (because German and Norwegian...two VERY different languages) and I am now hanging my head in shame. I am so sorry!
Here is the Norwegian cover: