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Arnaldur Indri ason has the rare distinction of having won the Nordic Crime Novel Prize two years running He is also the winner of the highly respected and world famous CWA Gold Dagger Award for the top crime novel of the year in the English language, Silence of the Grave Arnaldur s novels have sold over twelve million copies worldwide, in 40 languages, and have won numerous well respected prize

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • Napoleonsskjölin
  • Arnaldur Indriðason
  • German
  • 10 March 2019
  • 9783404152629

10 thoughts on “Napoleonsskjölin

  1. says:

    I won a copy of this from Goodreads First Reads, and was quite excited, as I never win anything Then I received my copy of Operation Napoleon, a glossy soft cover with sharp cover art, and flipped it over and saw the dreaded kiss of death on the back cover it was compared to Clive Cussler Noooo However, there was still some hope, as it said it was in the vein of Clive Cussler and Alistair MacLean And since, unlike Cussler, Alistair MacLean is an excellent writer even if he only wrote military genre fiction , I decided to ignore the comparisons and judge it on its own merit.I enjoyed it a great deal It had an interesting plot, hinting at long lost WWII secrets buried in a German plane wreck on an Icelandic iceberg, while keeping the current day action moving with the protagonist being hunted by those wanting to keep the plane and its secrets hidden The writing was much better than any Clive Cussler yarn, with realistic characters and action, and no absurd deus ex machina moments It also had a great ending, the importance of which cannot be understated.Also of note was the U.S government s role in this novel as the antagonist We Americans usually reserve that role for Nazis, Communists, or, recently, Middle Eastern terrorists So it was interesting, and refreshing, to see a foreign writer write the U.S government into that role An ultra patriotic, flag waving American may be bothered by this, but I certainly was not.

  2. says:

    I felt a great surge of relief when I read that this book was actually written a decade or so ago and was translated because of the popularity of Arnaldur Indri ason s Inspector Erlendur series, of which I m a devoted fan If so, how much he has improved as writer since this turkey was produced Operation Napoleon is a fever dream of anti American Icelanders encountering a posse of totally dethpicable comic opera American villains as the latter try to secure and remove from an Icelandic glacier a World War II airplane carrying information about a totally dethpicable secret plan that must never be revealed to the world or people everywhere will really, really hate America even than they already do This secret is so totally dethpicable that the actual airplane has to be cut in half and secretly flown out of Iceland and taken to Argentina I m not making this up rather than just being torched in situ or, even simpler, emptied of its contents and left where it is on a glacier in the middle of nowhere I call the book a fever dream because it starts off making no sense whatsoever and goes from there to an ending which is so stupidly awful that I can t reveal it, but it made feel I d been sucker punched Okay, I can reveal it Stop reading now if you re planning to read the book and like being made a total fool of Operation Napoleon, it turns out, was an agreement that the American government made with the Nazis to join forces and chase the Russians back to Russia, in return for spiriting away Hitler and his loyal German Shepherd to a deserted island off the coast of South America, and then giving the National Examiner the exclusive HITLER ALIVE AND WELL AND HIDING IN ARGENTINA In short, Jesus wept.

  3. says:

    Description An international thriller sweeping from modern Iceland to America and Nazi Germany at the end of World War II 1945 A German bomber flies over Iceland in a blizzard the crew have lost their way and eventually crash on the Vatnaj kull glacier, the largest in Europe Puzzlingly, there are both German and American officers on board One of the senior German officers claims that their best chance of survival is to try to walk to the nearest farm and sets off, a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist He soon disappears into the white vastness 1999, mid winter, and the US Army is secretively trying to remove an aeroplane from the Vatnaj kull glacier By coincidence two young Icelanders become involved but will pay with their lives Before they are captured, one of the two contacts his sister, Kristin, who will not rest until she discovers the truth of her brother s fate Her pursuit puts her in great danger, leading her, finally, to a remote island off Argentina in search of the key to the riddle about Operation Napoleon.An early Indri ason, which kept me interested enough as a bedside read

  4. says:

    First, a small alert Indridason fans should know that this is not the latest Erlendur tale, but a translation of a book originally published in 1999 judging from the copyright page Spare yourself that bit of disappointment If anything, Operation Napoleon is evidence of how Indridason has matured as a writer it s a serviceable thriller with an improbably plucky heroine and an even improbable plot, centered on a World War II conspiracy, a German plane buried in a glacier, and the machinations of villainous Americans in noble little Iceland At that level it s almost anti American propaganda Unhappily, in the wake of our war on terror and our apparent acceptance of torture, targeted assassination and extra judicial imprisonment, Indridason s cartoon Special Ops villains are now completely believable The plot hums along like the latest multiplex action flick and kept me turning the pages but the deeply dumb surprise ending cost this review another star Some books, even by excellent authors, should stay untranslated.

  5. says:

    De afstandelijke schrijfstijl past echt perfect bij het soort boek Heel interessant en als er in het voorwoord niet duidelijk had gestaan dat het om een verzonnen verhaal ging, was ik er zeker van overtuigd geraakt dat ik een historische roman aan het lezen was Tikkeltje mannelijk, alle ranken van het leger komen voorbij en maakt het af en toe wat verwarrend, maar de klopjacht en het ontrafelen van het geheim wat zich afspeelde in de laatste weken van de tweede wereldoorlog voerden gelukkig de boventoon Ik ga binnenkort eens een boek van zijn reeks oppakken, kijken of die ook zo goed bevalt.

  6. says:

    I guess I don t like thrillers very much I can just hear people saying, well, you re a yank You don t like it when the Americans are the bad guys Um, I m a Yank we always think the government is the bad guy And the Americans don t really feel like Americans Typical book designed for a movie 1 only one female character the heroine knows how to do anything other female characters are bad which isn t saying much 2 the bad guys take stupid pills when meeting the heroine 3 tortured relationship which has no chemistry 4 a night of passion with no sparks and 5 a rather silly plot that s been done before in some way The only interesting bit is the Icelandic view about American servicemen I love the Erlander novels Didn t like this If you are looking for a book by this author, do not start with this one.

  7. says:

    I won this book in a giveaway on Goodreads If I had been browsing a bookstore or library I probably would have purchased it just based on the description There is a mystery from WWII and secrert agencies willing to kill to protect a buried secret Just what is usually needed to keep my interest and make for a goodread.Unfortunately this did not happen.I found that I was never able to connect with the people n the novel They were one sided and drew little sympathy The villans were evl but it seemed that they were just colored that way to make them the bad guys.Also, the plot called for the suspension of belief at the way the main charecter was able to evade delta forces and assasins fairly easily, which wasn t bad for an Icelandic city girl who did not like the outdoors The Icelandic government seems to be the meekist group of people who let the US walk all over them.My final issue was with the translations at times The US Seceret Service protects the president and is not a spy agency.I would give this novel a 2.5 on the 5 point scale.

  8. says:

    Operation Napoleon reads like a fast paced adventure movie script in the style of a Clive Cussler book. That is, just how much can be accomplished in 24 hours or so There is too much going on, too many characters, too many back stories, too many possible explanations for the plane, and too much flitting back and forth in time Even allowing for the usual suspension of disbelief that is required for thrillers, this one strains credibility at many turns, particularly with the ending The plot is a bit tired and over used the characters flat and not well developed.It would probably make a decent movie if depth could be worked into it.I would have liked courage from some of the characters and compassion from others I think that could have helped create depth You could take this book on an airplane ride, finish it before you land and be happy with it.This author s Inspector Erlender series are much, much better than this early novel.

  9. says:

    Autant j ai aim la premi re partie du roman personnages attachants, myst re sur le glacier, ambiance nordique , autant j ai t d ue par la fin car j avais devin les grandes lignes de l intrigue, ce qui est dommage pour maintenir la tension 3 toiles pour la premi re partie qui tait vraiment tr s bien.

  10. says:

    Arnaldur Indri ason is IJslands meest gelauwerde misdaadauteur die zowel in eigen land als ver daarbuiten een grote schare fans heeft Zijn boeken zijn in vele talen vertaald en hij ontving een groot aantal prijzen Deze grote bekendheid heeft hij vooral te danken aan de boeken waarin inspecteur Erlendur en zijn twee collega s El nborg en Sigur ur li de hoofdrol spelen Operatie Napoleon 1999 is een van zijn eerste boeken en werd dit jaar in het Nederlands vertaald Aan het einde van de Tweede Wereldoorlog stort een Duits vliegtuig neer op de Vatnaj kull gletsjer en verdwijnt onder de sneeuw Een zoekactie die ernstig wordt belemmerd door de bijzonder slechte weersomstandigheden levert niets op Pas jaren later ontdekt de Amerikaanse inlichtingendienst de juiste locatie van het vliegtuig en begint het Amerikaanse leger in het diepste geheim een bergingsoperatie Kirst n, juriste bij het Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, ontvangt een onheilspellend telefoontje van haar broer Elias die met een reddingsbrigade aan het oefenen is op dezelfde gletsjer Hij vertelt haar dat hij Amerikaanse militairen heeft gezien Als zij daarna niets meer van hem hoort, wordt zij ongerust en gaat op onderzoek uit Arnaldur Indri ason wordt geprezen om zijn ingetogen en krachtige schrijfstijl De verhalen worden gedragen door de overtuigende beschrijvingen van vaak eenzame personages en de ongerepte natuur van IJsland wordt uitermate beeldend onder woorden gebracht De dialogen zijn sober maar indringend Indri ason gaat kritiek op de IJslandse samenleving niet uit de weg Het resultaat een groot aantal overtuigende thrillers.Tegen deze achtergrond is het interessant een boek te lezen dat Indri ason bijna twintig jaar geleden heeft geschreven Er zijn zeker contrasten Operatie Napoleon mist de kenmerkende melancholieke sfeer uit zijn latere boeken De stijl van Indridason is in de loop der jaren beschouwender en rijper geworden Het verhaal heeft ook veel meer actie, iets wat in latere boeken ontbreekt Het heeft iets weg van een actiethriller waarin Kirst n het goede belichaamt en het Amerikaanse leger het slechte Dat laatste is Indri ason op een aantal 1 sterren recensies van Amerikaanse lezers komen te staan Hun gekwetste superioriteitsgevoel weegt waarschijnlijk zwaarder dan het objectief beoordelen van een boek.Het verhaal is goed opgebouwd, heeft veel personages zonder dat het verwarrend wordt en boeit van begin tot einde De uiteindelijke ontknoping is speculatief en waarschijnlijk gevoed door verschillende theorie n die beweren dat onder andere omstandigheden de Tweede Wereldoorlog anders zou zijn verlopen Operatie Napoleon is een evenwichtige thriller die de moeite van het lezen waard is maar waarin Arnaldur Indridason nog niet de rijpheid heeft die zo kenmerkend is voor zijn latere werk.

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