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The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell
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May 02, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: audio, nordic-noir, a-favorite-author, listened-in-the-car, thank-you-charleston-county-library, translated-mystery
Read from April 17 to 28, 2012

Wallender is an old friend in our home from when he was first available in English. This was an audio read, with a fabulous voice actor, who really got the different characters down beautifully. We loved being back in Sweden, though felt a bit schizophrenic, because we've been reading so much Nordic crime stuff, and also a bit of Harry Bosch, too. Everyone seems to have left the police force, but only Kurt is welcomed back; the Harrys in the other stories are still on the skids with their respective bosses.

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85.0% "Audio read on the trip. Husband having difficulty switching betweem Sweden and Norway for the Nesbo he is reading."

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message 2: by Kirsti (new) - added it

Kirsti "Nordic break out the herring" is the best bookshelf title ever.

bookczuk :) Thanks! We read a lot of Nordic stuff -- don't know exactly what to call some of it (though Jim thompson is definitely Nordic Noir ). A book is particularly successful for us (hubby and myself) if we long to taste chilled vodka, herring, good coffee, and pumpernickel bread. Also if I have no fingernails left.

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