Dec 01, 07
Swedophiles, Mankell collectors
Read in November, 2007
I did like the unexpected pacing quite a bit. And the exposure of Wallinger's problematic adult life. But the way the author approaches immigration issues is pretty fucked up. The same way the character criticizes the Swedish people for their bureaucratism masking their lack of empathy for other humans, so does his (and Mankell's?) mask a similar lack of vision beyond his own history and national borders.
For the die-hards.