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Known for his social activism, Mankell uses the crime novel as a vehicle to reveal and discuss inequalities and societal problems. An elderly couple is robbed and brutally murdered and it’s up to police kiillers Kurt Wallander to find the killer or killers.

Wallander, acting as temporary head of the department while his superior is on vacation, is thoroughly unprepared for the violent magnitude of the crime, or the implications that a foreigner could have committed the crime.

The landscape there, with its flat stony heaths, reminds Mankell of Africa.

Faceless Killers Reader’s Guide

The unfamiliar to me setting and political environment added to the interest. Read it Forward Read it first. Prior to this book, the images of Sweden in my mind were either those beautiful Ms.

The incantation was his way of fending off the memories. The country, the weather are typically gloomy and cold for that country in the far northern hemisphere.

Faceless Killers

This is the first in the Kurt Wallander series. I can think of at least three Swedes and two Danes who are far, far superior. They want revenge and they seek to use the murders as an excuse to reverse the immigrant tide. His proclivity is to let his subconscious reign while not at the office, to allow taceless he knows subconsciously to slip nankell mind in order to gain the focus he needs: View all 9 comments.


If so, how do his flaws and foibles fit into his heroism?

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell – Reading Guide – : Books

I mean, Wallander is all too human for you not to relate to him. On the basis of this first case, Wallander would have even needed to lighten up for me to stay with him! Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell 2 14 Sep 28, We explore the setting for the novels: Kurt Wallander remains one of the most impressive and credible creations kilers crime fiction today.

So far she has directed two of her husband’s plays. The first, Tale on the Beach of Timeis an African drama about “man and the origins of man”; Mankell had worked on the play, off and on, for 25 years since he first arrived in Africa.

I admire his passion for solving the crimesand excellent work on the part of his team. Mar 04, TL rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: But this is a view that often confounds Swedish people. If that is not enough, Wallander’s year-old father a landscape painter with “7, sunsets” to his name appears to be declining into dementia.

The police officers are barely differentiated Wallander himself is the only one with any character traits to speak of, and he comes across as kind of a schmuckand the book cries out for description and emotion.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I could never write a crime story just for mamkell sake of it, because I always want to talk about certain things in society. Mnkell woman is rushed to the hospital, but cannot be safed.

Until facfless, Wallander was more famous than his creator. Five years on, he retains a degree of disabused integrity but is no longer Kurt the good-humoured gumshoe: Just go with it. There are no clues we can follow, no hints, but there are no real red herrings either because, in the end, the murders and police work are not what the book is about. Early one morning, a small-town farmer discovers that his neighbors have been victims of a brutal attack during the night: An avid fan of police procedural books and television shows, it was not shocking that I fell in love with BBC’s Wallander series, starring Kenneth Branagh.

Mankell’s love of Africa, his theater work on that continent, and his exploits in helping the disadvantaged is not generally known by his Fcaeless readers. The strain of balancing his increasingly unmanageable personal life and his police work are starting to take a serious toll on him. Introduction When Kurt Wallander is suddenly wakened from an erotic dream at 5: Mar 20, K.

He’s no super-hero unless lonliness and not having anything go right in his personal life is a super power.