Thursday, 16 February 2012
The Troubled Man - Henning Mankell
This novel transcends genre. A crime novel in which the crime is never fully solved, with an espionage background in which nothing is as it seems. More than anything it is a novel of character, with the sixty-year-old Wallander running up against the dying of the light.
The story itself is nothing much but the character development is the work of a master. And no author has ever disposed of the character who made him world-famous in so sudden, so devastating a manner. Reichenbach Falls? Pah - hooey! Check out the last page of this beauty.