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“Love Wallander in Swedish and English although helps if I read it in the latter language. Wonderful book - just love Wallander”see full review » see other reviews »
“A prophetic book about how
a) society would become addicted to the internet
b)dependent on computers for every part of life
c) vulnerable if something goes wrong with technology
and d) the future of war would be over cyberspace for the fight for information!
Wikileaks anyone? Edward Snowden, are you reading this mini-review?”
“If you're a hip crime writer, you've got to get a computer nerd or hacker into your stories at some point (esp. after The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo).”JMW wrote this review Sunday, October 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the first time I read Mankell in this genre. Like a good mystery story, has all the question at the beginning and all the answers at the end. Wallander, the main character, is one of those detectives that you will always remember.”Rose A wrote this review Sunday, August 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another excellent Henning Mankell story. His plot lines are very complex. In this story, a man dies of natural causes, but his death is untimely for the terrorist scheme that he was involved in. This sets off a series of hasty decisions by his collaborators that lead to the murders of additional of people on the periphery of the scheme. In addition there is an opportunistic murder that connects to the planned murders and further muddies the water for Kurt Wallender.
Mankell does an excellent job of presenting the tedium of much of the police life of his protagonist Wallender. Mankells technique is to use very short declaratory sentences to describe all of the little details of Wallender's life: he got up to get another cup of coffee; the coffee machine was broken again; he made himself a note to do x; etc. This is a very effective technique.
Although Mankell's books are not stylistic ground-breakers in the way that Hemingway's books were, they seem to me to be of similar quality, with perhaps better plot lines.”
“Love Wallander in Swedish and English although helps if I read it in the latter language. Wonderful book - just love Wallander”Nick Taylor wrote this review Wednesday, January 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A good paperback to read on a weekend away, even though I had seen a TV episode based on this story”David Highton wrote this review Wednesday, January 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Henning Mankell at his best. It is very easy to identify with a "human" hero, Kurt Wallander, a police officer having diabetes and going through mid life crisis while solving one of his most complex cases yet. Target: read all of Mankell's books”Vijay S wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved the detective series "Wallander" on PBs with Kenneth Branaugh. So I thpught I would give the author a try. I really like his writing ( in spite of being a translation from Swedish). This story holds your interests with many twists in a mystery surrounding an internet plot.”Jennifer Campbell wrote this review Friday, August 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well written police procedural... that doesn't know when enough is enough. Enjoyed the book, but it could have been 100 pages shorter without missing a thing; the individual pieces of evidence are gone over repeatedly. ”Doug Lamoreux wrote this review Friday, March 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No