Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell

Okay I'll admit it.  I have been reading alot of Henning Mankell lately (Are three books by the same author in as many weeks alot?) and I may have overdosed.

The Man Who Smiled I think is the fourth book chronologically in the Kurt Wallander series.  I enjoyed it, but found that it did get a little bogged down.  There were a few too many case meetings at the police station etc that seemed to be going over the same old ground.

Don't get me wrong I still love Kurt, and he had to overcome considerable odds to solve this one.  But I think a break form his escapades is in order for me.

I do have another Scandinavian crime thriller on the way from book depository: Three Seconds by Roslund & Hellstrom, as recommended by Zohar over at Man of la Book.  and I can't wait for that one.


  1. I can definitely see how you might feel like you've had too much of a good thing...even if I love an author, I have to mix it up a bit.

  2. Yes ... you are overdosing. I've done the same thing and have found that sometimes it is best to space series out ... you don't get "sick" of them like you do when you overdo it. (It is like visiting an old friend ... you can't miss them and appreciate them if you never leave them!)


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