Letters from a Hill Farm
I can't wait to hear what you have to say about Faceless Killers. The translator for that book commented on my blog a while ago (on my Girl With the Dragon Tattoo review). I've got Faceless Killers on my TBR list, but really know nothing about it.Your "To Be Reviewed" stack looks as tall as mine! :)
I've been trying to get a copy of Henrietta's War - I'll be interested to hear your thoughts about it.
Les, here's a little hint - I loved it! I've bought the next three in the series, and a book of short stories about Wallander's earlier cases. I can't believe the translator wrote to you!! Not once while reading did I think, oh this is a translation. It flowed beautifully. The order is here:http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/henning-mankell/It looks like they aren't all translated by the same person. We'll see what I think about the others. And I would recommend seeing the shows first. Branagh is superb - I think it is THE role of his acting career. I loved picturing him as I read along. He was perfect. The author is my age, and he's also the age of Wallander. You'll probably be surprised I watched and liked them since they are not pleasant stories. But geez I liked Wallander's character and his daughter's character and his co-workers so very much that I sat through them!Island Sparrow, I loved it to pieces. You can get it from Book Depository for $12 - no shipping costs. http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9781408802816/Henriettas-WarWorth every penny!
This looks like a great selection. Perfect for the grim weather coming up. I'm a new Mankell fan.
Common Weeder, I keep thinking of doing a blog entry on how PBS has taught me about many authors over the years! The latest being Mankell! This pile is books I have finished reading, but I haven't yet reported on.
Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.