I have read most of Henning Mankell books, however this one in particular stands out for me.
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.
Set mostly in Zambia, this book allows readers to get a full and rich sense of life in one of the poorest countries on earth.
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 9 hours 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 2 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 3 months ago by Cincinnati Kid
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 4 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 5 months ago by Garey C. Durden
Very informative about the relationship between the whites and the blacks in the last part of the twentieth century in Africa.Published 5 months ago by Stan
I think Henning Mankell is a great writer and I really enjoy reading his books. I would recommend any of his books to others.Published 11 months ago by Joann W. Layton
This novel by Mr. Mankell is more complex than some of his other works. Part historical novel, part mystery, it explores dynamics of race that very few authors are willing to take... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jamesfsf