i did not enjoy this mankell at all. tho i did read it thru to the end. my favourite of his (non wallander) so far is 'eye of the leopard'.
This has to be the best book I've read this year. (Of course it's only February).
Overall it is a little on the "Dark" side as Mankell keeps us inside the mind of a psychopath throughout the story.
It wasn't until about half way through, that the pace of the novel started to pick up and at that point I found the book hard to put down.
This is a book I would normally not be drawn to; the dark tone is not my cup of tea. But once I started reading it I was swept away and able to get past the somber aura of the story. And it is so well written; sparse but poetic. I recommend it but keep in mind it is not a lighthearted read!
Well, to each her own. I loved this book. Very unusual and thought provoking. I just had to add a comment so fpsutka wouldn't scare readers away!
Swedish Naval officer Lars Tobiasson-Svartmann is a man obsessed with measurement- whether physical or emotional. But when he discovers a solitary woman on remote island he is thrown into the depths of himself with no way to sound the bottom.
Depths is a horrible book - it is very depressing and negative. I don't recommend it to anyone! Reading it gave me the creeps! The libary should simply throw it out!
This is a very unusual book. A naval engineer charting new routes encounters a lone woman on a skerry. She is very repressed, lacking emotion and with no sense of her own identity. In the end, all mad.
Wow, Mankell at his darkest! No adorable Detective Wallander to hold up your hope that most of us are pretty good people. This protagonist is someone to keep your eye on, because you never know where he's coming from or where he'll take you. Mankell's best writing so far.
I usually like Henning Mankell novels but this one is gloomy, pessimistic, depressing and really sad. Stay clear of this one.
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