Friday, April 29, 2011

The Troubled Man - Henning Mankell

The Troubled Man (Kurt Wallander Mystery)The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Now right up front I need to say that I love the character of Kurt Wallander, and in many ways I am disappointed to see this series come to an end.

Having said that I felt there was much more that could have been done with the character, and although I think I know and understand the reasons behind why Henning Mankell has made the ending of this book (and the fact that there is unlikely to be any further Linda Wallander stories) the way he has, I was disappointed with the end of this book.

It needed to have the epilogue to wrap up some of the loose plot threads, but I feel that this could have been done in later books. The main plot overall was OK. Not one of the best mysteries that has been written, and perhaps if you live outside of Sweden not something that will be immediately familiar to the reader but it is carried through well and there is an unexpected twist towards the end that I hadn't seen coming.

Only four stars because of the way Mankell dealt with the ending and the epilogue, it left me feeling disappointed. After all the intervening years between Before The Frost and The Troubled Man I would rather that there had not been another Wallander tale, rather than the way this one ended. Perhaps if you read this, do so without reading the epilogue!

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Lazy Man Ball Launcher

Ball Launcher is great for getting Wilson to run, and he loves chasing tennis balls.  

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Book Tour Diary. Leaving Animals. Training Frieda

Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm

A Recipe for Leek & Spring Onion Soup

On the allotment, not watching the wedding!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Boo

Sparrow Splish-Splash

I cleaned and moved the bird bath today. The sparrows found it pretty quickly, but only oblidged with a few seconds of video shot on my iphone. They weren't interested in a repeat performance once I'd got the HD camera set up!

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

All Day Saturday Boo - In which I break things and drink wine

Breaking Stuff

So far today I've managed to break the handle on my favourite trowel, the handle on my edging shears and break a lightbulb in the bath (don't ask, but there is an audioboo coming that has that story). I think I should just hide for the rest of the day.

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Friday, April 15, 2011


This is the Diga del Cingino Dam in Italy –

Look closely...see the spots on the Dam wall?










They are European Ibex and they like to eat the moss and lichen & lick the salt off the dam wall.


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