Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Northside San Francisco: Reviewing Henning Mankell's Latest

My book review also appeared in the latest issue of Northside San Francisco.
The Last of Kurt Wallander
The Troubled Man, by Henning Mankell
By John Zipperer 
For a country that is rich and at peace, Sweden sure does have a bad case of Scandinavian gloom. When Britain produces world-famous popular literature, it is from people like J.K. Rowling and Terry Pratchett who write about worlds of fantasy, wonder and hope. But nearby Sweden’s contribution to the global best-seller market is the edgy mystery thriller, with isolated heroes and heroines solving brutal crimes against the backdrop of social and political decay.
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