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I really like Nesser. His heroes are thoughtful, compassionate men and women. The mysteries he crafts keep you guessing. You can't figure them out easily. If you love Nesbo and splashier, action oriented mysteries with tormented detectives and graphic violence, you may not like Nesser overall.
Inspector Van Veeteren is an intuitive detective, and a big believer in letting all the information roll in until you reach that point (Borkmann's point-- listen to the book to hear more about it) when you can solve the crime. This is not flashy business, no fist fights nor jumping from roof tops, just mood, clever plotting and likeable characters. Simon Vance does a great job as narrator.
This mystery is about an axe murderer so there's some gory parts but the sensitive style and substance of Nesser ensures that this book will make you care and think.
Nesser is one of the most dependable Scandinavian mystery authors. He's always interesting and satisfying!
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Would you try another book from Håkan Nesser and Laurie Thompson (translator) and/or Simon Vance?
The story was good but the narrator didn't seem to be successful in knowing when to change between voices of different characters. It was often difficult to tell if it was the Inspector's lines or another's lines in the narration. They kept tripping over each other.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Borkmann's Point?
The point at which I was finally able to recognize all the characters became memorable.
Would you be willing to try another one of Simon Vance’s performances?
This performance was one of, if not the greatest, weak links in the telling of the story.
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