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The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander Mysteries (Audio)) Mankell, Henning ( Author ) Dec-01-2006 Compact Disc

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  • CD-ROM
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks (1 Sept. 2006)
  • ASIN: B009CVBO26
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (260 customer reviews)
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Good book
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Fascinating to read the first Wallander novel.
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This tale keeps the reader on edge and hoping all the time that there will be a clue . The suspense continues throughout and it is only the unsolved knot which still needs to be unravelled
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If you are an avid Wallander fan this book will not disappoint, but I found it too much of a run-of-the-mill detective tale.
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A good read, nothing too complicated, but enough plot, characters and substance to keep you wrapped up right up to the last page. I enjoyed this and will be getting the next in the Kurt Wallender series for my hols !!
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Faceless Killers is the first book in the Inspector Wallander series by Henning Mankell. It is like no other crime novel that I have read. It is set in Sweden and this is integral to the book; Mankell is describing the deterioration of the Swedish culture throughout his story. Wallander is shocked at the violent murders that have taken place; in many other crime novels these would have seemed expected and run-of-the-mill almost.
Wallander as a character is a brilliant creation. In many ways he is the stereo-typical overweight, divorced police inspector. However, he is much more complex than that; you feel that his career has taken over his life yet he is still struggling to decide what life is all about and what he wants out of it. You get a real sense that he is not a detective that merely wants a result; he wants to try and understand why these brutal crimes are committed.
I will definitely read the other books in the series, Mankell really draws you in but the book is so much more than a mere page-turner
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This was no great work of literature, and possibly lost something in the translation, but I give it five stars because it did exactly what I wanted it to, which was to keep me amused on holiday. I've long been a fan of the Wallander TV series (not Kenneth Branagh - the proper one) so I was intrigued to know what the original books were like, and thought it wise to start with the first one just in case I then wanted to read the rest. This book lived up to its expectations, with Wallander and his colleagues struggling with their sometimes dreary and difficult private lives whilst at the same time trying to solve gruesome crimes. The atmosphere of the long Swedish winter is captured perfectly. The book has a map of Skane, the area of southern Sweden where it is set. (All good books should have maps; saves me the trouble of digging out my atlas, which I otherwise feel compelled to do.) I enjoyed this book very much, and hope to read more of them. Perfect for that long flight.
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This is the first book in the Inspector Kurt Wallander series. The story is largely a police procedural investigating a couple of murders in provincial south Sweden. The plot is quite a simple one made seemingly more complex by a series of red-herrings. It encompasses themes of illegal immigration and asylum into Sweden, and written in 1990 obviously anticipates the future political climate in this regard. Translated from Swedish, the story is told in a simple linear manner without any complex language. A very simple straightforward writing style which is OK for a book in the thriller/murder genre, but would be a little superficial in other genres. The procedure is detailed in swift and short sentences , in a rather 'Wallander did this, then Wallander did that' manner. Lots of characters and places with Sweidish names appear in a rapid manner and are difficult to keep track of. Wallander is an interesting character, in a somewhat Inspector Morse meets Rebus manner. Although I would read a further book in the series, this novel was definitely in the 'not good but not bad category'. Easy and undemanding (if you can keep up with all the Swedish names and places!)
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