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The Man from Beijing
The Man from Beijing
Author: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson (Translator)
The acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries, writing at the height of his powers, now gives us an electrifying stand-alone global thriller. — January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjövallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. — Judge Birgitta Roslin has particular reason to be sh...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307472847
ISBN-10: 0307472841
Publication Date: 2/1/2011
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 46 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Outstanding book. Very well put together. My only (small) reservation is that, as in many of the Scandinavian books, the translation is at times a little awkward.
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This is the first Henning Mankel book I've read. I've rated it just OK. It started out very fast paced and had me hooked. However after that things got really bogged down. The story skipped around,first to China and the American west of 100yrs ago then to modern day China. It was more historical fiction than mystery and very slow going. The ending picked up the pace again but it wasn't really satisfying.
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Once again Mankell draws you in right away. There is a lot of interesting information about China and capitalism and how the evolution affects the characters in the story. The tale starts with a viscious mass-murder in Sweden, travels to the past, and to present day China. Well worth a read.