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Henning Mankell

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The Pyramid: And Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries (1999)
language
English
3.79 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Five gripping stories of the earliest exploits of Kurt Wallander before his first proper debut in 'Faceless Killers', the opening novel in a fine series of Nordic crime by Henning Mankell...the first, to me, of a veritable wave of Scandanavian thrillers/crime novels. These high-q...
A Treacherous Paradise (2013)
language
English
3.47 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Hanna is poor girl from Sweden and is made to leave home at 17 to find her own future and a new life for herself. She ends up first of all working as a maid and teaching herself gradually to read and write. Then finds herself working as a cook aboard a ship bound for Australia....
An Event in Autumn (2004)
language
English
3.55 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I am trying authors previously unknown to me: There are several fairly new authors from Scandinavian countries taking the world by storm, so I thought I would try Mankell. I will read one more of his books featuring Wallander but I found the dialogue very strained and the endin...
The Man from Beijing (2008)
language
English
3.44 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Sadly, this does NOT rank with Mankell's best. The basic police-procedural style story is quite good, but Mankell put a bit too much political and social commentary in, almost to the point of preaching. Too bad - while I do find Mankell's politics interesting, and while he tends ...
Piramide (1999)
language
English
3.79 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I first heard of and became a Henning Mankell and Wallander fan because of the PBS series starring Kenneth Branaugh. As good as that one was, I was then fortunate to see the original Swedish t.v. series which portrayed the often-depressed and socially discomforted Wallander even...
La Faille souterraine et autres enquêtes (1999)
language
English
3.79 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: A collection of stories about Wallander, the main character in many of Henning Mankell's novels. These take place when Wallander is still a patrolman and when he first became a detective. I enjoyed the stories even more than the novels. I felt closer to Wallander; it was interest...
Minnet av en smutsig ängel (2000)
language
English
3.47 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I'm not sure about this book. I was sure waiting for something different, something with a bit of a Wallander flare. This is not a suspense or a mystery novel, neither it is a thriller. It's a fictional account of what could have been the life of a real person, a Swedish lady who...
Geschiedenis van een gevallen engel (2011)
language
English
3.47 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This book bars no punches - yet, it's lyrical, sensitive and powerfully carried off. There is clarity and beauty in the way Mankell delivers what is in fact quite an atrocious story: that of the experience of blacks under the power of colonial whites, in Portuguese East Africa i...
Un paradis trompeur (2013)
language
English
3.47 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I expected this book to be good but not a page turner in the same way I've found his other non Wallander books. I read them as I think they're all worth reading but they can be a little hard going. However this book I thought was great. I found it to be a lovely simple story beau...
Ricordi di un angelo sporco (2012)
language
English
3.47 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Many readers know of Mankell through this Wallendar series. His standalone novels are similarly provocative and crisply written. This story, set in 1904, follows the experiences of a young Swedish woman and her unexpected landing in Mozambique. Told from her point of view, the...
Het Graf (2004)
language
English
3.55 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I listened to this as an audio book. However, it was not a full length novel. It was like a long short story. It had me hooked from the first chapter, when Wallander finds a finger bone sticking out of the earth in an overgrown garden of a country house he's thinking of buying. A...
Huesos en el jardin (2004)
language
English
3.55 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Discovering a heretofore unpublished (in English) Wallander story is like coming home from a vacation and crawling into your favorite reading chair with coffee and a snack.Written originally as part of a book giveaway contest in Denmark, this short novel sits right before the las...
Ossos al jardí (2004)
language
English
3.55 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This is a short story and once again the ability of this man to make places and people come alive is ridiculously brilliant! There’s not a lot to this mystery and honestly I think the story was secondary to the exploration of Wallander’s (and in some ways by extension Mankell’s) ...
La mano (2004)
language
English
3.55 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: In his afterword, following an explanation of where AN EVENT IN AUTUMN fits chronologically, Henning Mankell writes: “There are no more stories about Kurt Wallander.” Tragic for long-time readers; I can only imagine my reaction when Connelly permanently retires Bosch, or Child se...
Ręka (2004)
language
English
3.55 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Nouvelle escrita por Mankell tiempo atrás, con vistas a una edición neerlandesa, permaneció inédita hasta que el autor dió por terminada la saga de Wallander. Su inclusión como argumento en la serie televisiva protagonizada por K. Branagh motivó al autor a publicarla en papel. Un...
Il cinese (2008)
language
English
3.44 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This is my first encounter with Mankell’s books. I don’t read many fiction novels (so take this with a pinch of salt), and those that I do read are usually epics/deep-in-the-woods fantasy. I didn’t enjoy this book much.I’m guessing the book is meant to be a suspense-thriller-myst...
Der Chinese (2008)
language
English
3.44 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: As someone who loves to read foreign fiction, Scandinavian becoming one of my favorites, and someone who has a slight obsession with everything Asian, it's no surprise that I wanted to read this book. I'd heard great things about Henning Mankell's work which also led to this purc...
O Homem de Beijing (2008)
language
English
3.44 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Not as good as some of his other work, but still head and shoulders above most English noir fiction. The story starts off strong, and the centuries-spanning narrative is pretty engaging, but there is a bit of a disconnect between the page and the reader; I wasn't quite sure whos...
When the Snow Fell (1996)
language
English
3.57 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Thirteen-year-old Jacob lives in small-town 1950s Sweden with his father, a sailor turned logger, in this coming-of-age tale. Jacob is forced to be his "own mother," as he puts it, responsible for the shopping, cooking, and cleaning, as his mother left several years ago. By the...
Italian Shoes (2006)
language
English
3.69 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: While not one of my favorite books by this author, it was still ok. I felt sorry for Frederic. He seemed to have moments of decency and other moments of total uncertainty. I know that Swedes have a different approach to things and life in general. But I refuse to believe th...
The Troubled Man (2009)
language
English
3.94 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This is the last of the Kurt Wallander mysteries. On a winter day in 2008, Håkan von Enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm. The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm polic...
Italiaanse schoenen (2006)
language
English
3.69 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Quite an enjoyable read. Very strong with setting as symbol/metaphor - "Standing alone out there on the pier, in the bitterly cold wind, I started to cry. Every single door inside me was swinging back and forth in the wind which seemed to be getting stronger all the time." Elegan...
Sapatos Italianos (2006)
language
English
3.69 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Best known as a popular Swedish author of detective novels, Henning Mankell here creates a meditative novel in a growing sub-genre of bildungsroman that deals not with the transition from childhood to adolescence, but rather from middle age to elderhood. Narrator Fredrik has alwa...
Zapatos italianos (2006)
language
English
3.69 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I was recommended this book by a friend, only because I didn't know anything about Henning Mankell and, of course, the story itself. Now I want to read more from him.It was surprising to find myself trapped in the story, crawling through my own fears and possible similarities bet...
Um Homem Inquieto (2009)
language
English
3.94 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I have not read every Henning Mankell novel that features Kurt Wallender, but I’ve read a few. And they are consistently engaging. The plots are strong with just enough twists to keep the reader on their feet. They often range beyond the small Swedish city where Wallender is on t...
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