Not as interesting as as the other VV books, but that is partly because VV has become tired, disheartened, and can see little point in fighting the losing battle of crime solving. This is really for people who wish for nothing more than a way out of their pointless lives. Over 50 audience because only we know how tired life can make a person.
Best of the series so far. I had not cared much for others in the series, ie Borkman's Point, Mind's Eye but this one was much more to my liking.
I wasn't very happy with this book for a number of reasons. The first being it took 1/3 of the book before a body was found and the mystery side of the book started. Second, there seemed to be an unbelievable amount of inspectors and such involved in this book and it was hard to keep track of them. Lastly, I was disappointed that they solved the mystery without really giving you a chance and then told you how they did it. What fun is a mystery if you aren't given the option of figuring it out?
This is the worst detective novel I have ever read. There is no story. The book should be one eighth of its size. Also the author is not doing any credit to the Swedish police. In the story, the cops were more concerned about their summer holidays than the crime they were to solve. No sense of urgency. Strong need for alcohol.
This author is way over rated. Fortunately, I just wasted a day reading it.
This book is #5 in the Inspector Van Veeteren series of ten books, the last three of which have not been translated into English as at early 2012 (as have none so far of the author’s subsequent Inspector Barbarotti series); it’s a good book, but somehow it’s not as engaging as some earlier ones in the series and the humour is more droll.
Violence against children is not entertainment.
Not as good as Woman with the Birthmark, but still fine.
Over the top with literary allusions: Is the author trying to impress with his literary knowledge?
LauraSteinert thinks this title is suitable for 50 years and over
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