The Snowman is a dark and grisly crime novel written by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo. In this best selling crime thriller, we follow police investigator Harry Hole as he tracks down the deadliest serial killer in Norway. The killer strikes during the first snowfall of winter and always leaves a snowman at his terrifying crime scene. The drama intensifies when Detective Hole realizes that he’s recieved a taunting letter by the killer about one of the murder cases. This is the seventh novel that features Detective Harry Hole who is a flawed police officer and is more of an anti-hero.
Opening in theaters this week is the film adaptation of the novel starring Michael Fassbender and directed by Tomas Alfredson. Alfredson, known for directing Let The Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, in a recent interview with Independent, addressed some of the early negative reviews by citing that a rushed production schedule may have effected the quality of the film. Some critics still consider the film worth watching and Fassbender always turns in a great performance. Either way, Nesbo’s novel is definitely worth reading.