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Faceless Killers isn’t a happy book, much as its title indicates. I truly empathised with him. By the winter of he had saved enough money as a stagehand to go to Guinea-Bissau still a Portuguese colony. Our introduction to the character of Inspector Kilers by Henning Mankell, was certainly unusual. He went over to the window and looked out into the darkness.

For others, what makes Mankell such a compelling writer is his political edge. Recommended to TL by: View all 3 comments. I’m hoping the next one will be better.

The Nordic weather, cold to the bones, drives its populace indoors for much of the year where cuddling up to read the latest in crime fiction is a national pastime. Did the couple have money? Fadeless Kurt Wallander, a forty-two-year-old Ystad police detective, is put on the case with his team: Wallander’s Sweden is a country whose time has passed; behind the roseate flush of its social-democratic prosperity lies a deepening corruption, where justice may not prevail.

Why, we men all do that, right?

Apr 03, James Thane rated it liked it Shelves: Translated by Steven T. Not brilliant in a Sherlock Holmes or Columbo kind of way, and definately not built for leaping into action against the bad guys, Wallander just comes in and attacks the tasks he thinks he needs to complete to solve the crime and get his life under control.

In fact, an international news story that has largely gone unnoticed is that while the world watched as Israeli soldiers killeds ships attempting to break the Gaza blockade, few people are aware that among the prisoners of the Israelis was one of the world’s most successful and acclaimed writers: Mankell has now spent more than 20 years in Africa and says the fcaeless has made him a “better European”; it gives him a perspective and literary distance.

The novel starts with a horrendous crime. The old man is dead — savagely beaten to death. Mas como nunca viajo com pelo menos mais dois livros de reserva, nessa mesma noite comecei a ler este, que tinha comprado num saldo espetacular na The book depository.

Preview — Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell. The strain of balancing his increasingly unmanageable personal life and his police work are starting to take a serious toll on him. Mankell, by contrast, is a strong defender of what he calls the “long novel” and the “virtues” of plot and character. Viewers had no problem killerw an anglicized version of Mankell’s work, an English facelexs cast set down in a genuine Swedish countryside. A wave of anti-immigrant violence and hysteria is on the verge of being unleashed.

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell. We are experiencing technical difficulties. View all 11 comments. It is this word that is to be the clue in the who, what, when, where, why equation.

Wallander drinks too much, is overweight through eating too many pizzas and the like, since Mona left him, loves his opera, especially Maria Callas and Traviata, is loyal to his colleagues at the Ystad police station, especially Rydberg who suffers badly from rheumatism and uses a cane; is constantly wondering how he can improve his lot and especially his relationships with his family.

He loved the ship’s “decent, hard-working” community and considers his time at sea his “real university”.

Faceless Killers

But that’s not such a bad thing. By the time he was 20, working in Stockholm as a stagehand, Mankell had written his first play, The Amusement Park. Ystad, the southern shore of Sweden, rural but close enough to Stockholm to conform to the general tendency of Swedish writers to locate crimes near or in urban areas there kilkers exceptions to this, including Mankell.

Tenacious and levelheaded in his sleuthing, he and his colleagues must contend with a wave of violent xenophobia as they search for the killers. Its a quiet sort of novel Rydberg has been examining the noose around Mrs Lovgren’s neck and “has never seen one like it before”. And let’s not manmell the Norwegians. InFaceless Killers won the first ever Glass Key awardgiven to crime killlers from the Nordic countries.

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And now I’m really hooked. Not really psychological and only half-heartedly political, this novel strikes taceless as gratuitous and forgettable. His marriage has man,ell failed, his emotionally troubled teenage daughter flits in and out of his life, and his estranged father is showing signs of dementia.

The Glass Key award. View all 6 comments. Interestingly, the Linda Wallander series is partly inspired by diaries kept by a policewoman somewhere in Sweden – Mankell had contacted a source in the Swedish Police Academy.

What greets him is a bloodbath; a scene of such brutal violence that he cannot remember being so appalled previously in his entire career. However, it was certainly good enough to add the next Wallander adventure to my list. What code is in nankell image? Faceless Killers marked the debut appearance of the dyspeptic Ystad detective, Kurt Wallander, and although the Swedish language version was written inthe English face,ess did not follow until The story focuses on Sweden’s liberal attitude regarding immigrationand explores themes of racism and national identity.

I mean, spring’s an almost ecstatic event to them. In Sweden, the nine-book Wallander series is now complete. Really enjoyed this book. 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.