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Old 08-30-2018, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Blank Slate View Post
I'll second Harry Hole. The first two books in the series can be safely skipped but the rest of it is great stuff. There is a dark humor at work that offsets the self-loathing and binge drinking.
My vote as well. The first two books aren't all that great, but set the stage for the rest of the series which is terrific and IMO must be read in chronological order.

For what it's worth, I've read that in Norway his first name is pronounced either "Harry" like we say it, or rhyming with "sorry"; "Hole" is a common surname and is pronounced "HO-leh."