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Dear Kurt Wallander

I like mysteries, but you are just a bit much.

The problem, Kurt, is that you are so dark. Even with the presence of Tom Hiddleston playing the role of the junior detective, Magnus Martinsson, and the lush scenery of southern Sweden, I can’t handle you emotionally. 194 more words

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Why You Should Watch "Wallander"

Other than Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy, Henning Mankell’s Wallander series may be amongst the most well-known Swedish books of the late 20th century.

Title character Kurt Wallander is an emotionally repressed police inspector, who despite having the respect of his community and colleagues, leads a tumultuous life outside of the force. 567 more words


Henning Mankell: Muro di Fuoco

Muro di Fuoco ( Henning Mankell, Marsilio Editori, 2005 ) e’ l’ottavo libro della serie con protagonista il commissario Wallander.

 Due adolescenti vengono arrestate con l’accusa di aver assassinato a sangue freddo il conducente di un taxi e, quasi contestualmente, un uomo muore per cause apparentemente naturali di fronte ad un bancomat. 332 more words


Wallander's beach

Can you imagine a community? The title of Benedict Anderson’s influential book, Imagined communities, suggests so. For Anderson, a nation is ‘an imagined political community – and imagined as both inherently limited and sovereign’. 964 more words


Swedish thrillers

If there’s something Sweden is good at, it’s making thrillers. Swedish author Henning Mankell has written my favorite detective book series, and those books have resulted in over 30 movies. 89 more words


Watching the (Flawed) Detectives

Some viewers like their television detectives to be close to infallible: Perhaps a dashing Sherlock Holmes, in all his variants, or a fastidious Hercule Poiroit who can stride into a room and suss out the killer by using only a few cigarette butts and a train timetable. 699 more words

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