Saturday, April 9, 2011
The Troubled Man
Melancholy. The 11th Kurt Wallander title from Henning Mankell is titled, The Troubled Man, and most fans of the earlier novels would assume the title refers to the 60-year-old detective himself. While troubled enough, Wallander finds a person even more troubled, 75-year-old Håkan von Enke, a retired naval commander who has spent decades trying to get to the bottom of an incident involving a foreign submarine in Swedish waters. Wallander becomes engrossed in unraveling this mystery, as he also tries to cope with his mortality and the reality of aging. This novel seems to bring the Wallander series to a melancholy conclusion, which should satisfy most readers. Rating: Three-star (Recommended) Click here to purchase The Troubled Man from amazon.com.