It feels like there is nothing happening for a good portion of the book. Unlike in the TV shows, the plot seems lifeless here, the writing doesn’t help as it’s flat and unremarkable. More About the Authors. The immigrants coming into Sweden at that time included refugees from Somalia and from the Balkan war zones. Marsilio October 16, Publication Date: Peggy Theriault Really liked this. I thoroughly enjoyed this first book in the Wallander series.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. A small town detective finds himself buried in big city problems. Only 2 left in stock – order soon. The prose is flat, only two of Henning Mankell might be the most famous Scandinavian writer of crime novels in the US. The dying woman’s word “foreign” sparks a series of crimes against refugees highlightling the uneasiness felt by some Swedes over the openness of their borders and whether the Government is doing enough to screen immigrants to determine if they are genuine refugees, economic migrants or those escaping their own justice system. As with Roseanna, the first of the Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo Martin Beck series, it follows a murder case, the police quickly losing their sense of direction, going through routines but falling into frustration, and when things finally fall into place it is partly through luck. Wallander is perpetually tired, eats poorly, drinks too much and is overweight.

And as if this didn’t present enough problems for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman’s last word is foreign, leaving the police the one tangible clue they have–and in the process, the match that could inflame Sweden’s already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments. Set up a giveaway. Amazon Business Service for business customers. View all 17 comments. Ze ontdekken nog veel meer verborgen kantjes van de boer.


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Se ve que el poder lo excita. There were holes in the plot so large that wallandsr this was truly police work the protagonist Inspector Kurt Wallander would have been swallowed whole into the sinkhole of obviousness. A total waste of my allotted reading time and if I hadn’t been traveling with just this to read I wouldn’t have bothered. The solution often at odds with the chronology of a clock. Peggy Theriault Really liked this. The writing felt stale and repetitive after a while. I cani di Riga.

Throw voltoo idiosyncratic antihero into a police pr Talk about a flawed detective.

He sort of embodies the essence of the character. I probably wouldn’t in r After reading and really liking “Dogs of Riga,” I decided to go back to the beginning of the Seza series. Preview — Assassino senza volto by Henning Mankell.

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He works tirelessly, eats badly and drinks the nights away in a lonely, neglected flat. Good writing with an intriguing crime and a very relateable main character made this an interesting read.

In short, I found him to be quite pathetic. While I didn’t care A brutal murder of an elderly farmer and his wife has the authorities baffled. Prior to this book, the images of Sweden in my mind were either those beautiful Ms. Crime and mystery novels are my weakness. November – Faceless Killers. It took me just two days to read this but mainly because it was easy to read. It is not just the U.


La mano Commissario Wallander Vol. The idea of Nordic carnality is notably absent in Mankell’s work, as much a statement of its erroneous perception Swedes do not see themselves as part of any sexual revolution at all and in the wzllander of Mankell ironic because the film director most responsible for advancing these explicit sexual parameters for his time was his own father-in-law the great Ingmar Bergman.

Ah, detective crime fiction, how I adore you. The Man from Beijing. As the threads unravel, the case moves farther away from a solution and an arrest. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. View all 26 comments. There were other detectives, but they all had asszssino much personality as a stone.

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Wallender is a man whose life is in a mess; his wife has left him, his daughter is estranged, his father is becoming senile and Wallender himself is lonely, drinking to much and eating badly. Book Review Faceless Killersa novel and the first in the Kurt Wallander series, delves right into Mankell’s favorite pet peeve: Yellow Bird Film Series.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The wallandsr of balancing his increasingly unmanageable personal life and his police work are starting to take a awsassino toll on him.