The Son by Jo Nesbo Alfred A. Knopf, $25.95, 402 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-35137-9 There’s only two types of crime fiction and hard-boiled detective story readers . . . those who are Jo Nesbo fans . . . and those who will be Jo Nesbo fans as soon as they read one of his kick-ass novels. Nesbo is the international best-selling author from Norway who first blazed onto the scene
The Son by Philipp Meyer ECCO, $27.99, 561 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-212039-7 If you’ve ever wished for a big, bold, sprawling novel filled with insight, history, a compelling and exciting story with plenty of action-driven plot, capped off by soaring prose with masterful as well as beautiful, always lyrical—to the point of being poetic—language, your wish has come true in the form of a great new novel from Philipp Meyer.