June Read: Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Macbeth

Love reading?  Each month we discover different authors, topical themes and thought-provoking reads. The group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 5.30pm to 7 pm.

The June meeting will be held on Wednesday 13th June at 5.30pm at Orange City Library. The book for discussion is Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth. This book is a reimagining of Shakespeare’s famous play Macbeth for the Hogarth Shakespeare project. Best-selling thriller crime writer Jo Nesbo has captured the tale of political ambition and rejigged it as a corrupt police crime and drug gang story.

From the publisher:

A heart-pounding new thriller from the author of The Snowman and The Thirst.  Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom—a master of manipulation named Hecate—has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way.    Hecate’s plot hinges on steadily, insidiously manipulating Inspector Macbeth: the head of SWAT and a man already susceptible to violent and paranoid tendencies. What follows is an unputdownable story of love and guilt, political ambition, and greed for more, exploring the darkest corners of human nature, and the aspirations of the criminal mind.

Review:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/11/macbeth-jo-nesbo-review

Don’t forget to RSVP by going online through eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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