I think Henning Mankell is a great writer and I really enjoy reading his books.
The childhood memories of his main character are very much like those the characters in his books Shadows in the Twilight and A Bridge to the Stars.
From his youth in Sweden to his adult experience in Zambia, its Hans Olofsson's wonderful journey of self discovery, with a very poignant undertone.
No it's not "Wallander" but it's all Mankell. I love his writing.Published 2 months ago by LynxRiver
A book of fiction written by a man who knows Africa and Sweden. In his fiction, Mankell reveals the truth of both places.Published 2 months ago by Alan Friedman
Not your usual Henning Mankel book, this is a story of a Swedish man and his life in Africa and Sweden. I was dubious at the beginning, but I enjoyed the book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kurt Gary
It's incredibly well written! I enjoyed this book very much. There is only one thing, when I open one of Mankell''s book I expect to read about Sweden, the snow and the cold. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Emma Arnaud B
good book but not near as good as Mr. Mankell's Kurt Wallander Mystery books. The book explains a lot about how the white man has destroyed Affrica and how the blacks feel towards... Read morePublished 7 months ago by tom
This is an intense novel. reminding the reader of the racial divide in
Africa and its history of mistrust and hatred. The strory is told in the context of this background. Read more
This is a disturbing book for a number of reasons. The portrait that it draws of post-colonial Africa is stark and dispiriting. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tony Covatta
Mankell is not always easy and/or entertaining reading but he is always teaching you something about the human spirit, man and the environment. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Brenda A. Young
I have read all of Mankell's Wallender novels and several of Mankell's other novels and liked them all immensely but this book is very different. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Garey C. Durden