The Troubled Man, A Kurt Wallander Novel

The Troubled Man A Kurt Wallander Novel On a winter day in H kan von Enke a retired high ranking naval officer vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisd

  • Title: The Troubled Man, A Kurt Wallander Novel
  • Author: Henning Mankell
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  • On a winter day in 2008, H kan von Enke, a retired high ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm police It has nothing to do with Wallander officially But von Enke is his daughter s future father in law And so, with his inimitable disregard forOn a winter day in 2008, H kan von Enke, a retired high ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm police It has nothing to do with Wallander officially But von Enke is his daughter s future father in law And so, with his inimitable disregard for normal procedure, Wallander is soon interfering in matters that are not his responsibility, making promises he won t keep, telling lies when it suits him and getting results But the results hint at elaborate Cold War espionage activities that seem inextricably confounding, even to Wallander, who, in any case, is troubled in personal ways as well Negligent of his health, he s become convinced that, having turned sixty, he is on the threshold of senility Desperate to live up to the hope that a new granddaughter represents, he is continually haunted by his past And looking toward the future with profound uncertainty, he will have no choice but to come face to face with his most intractable adversary himself.

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    1. Henning Mankell

      Henning Mankell was an internationally known Swedish crime writer, children s author and playwright He was best known for his literary character Kurt Wallander.Mankell split his time between Sweden and Mozambique He was married to Eva Bergman, Swedish director and daughter of Ingmar Bergman.

    435 thoughts on “The Troubled Man, A Kurt Wallander Novel”

    1. Reading this, Henning Mankell's latest and final in the Kurt Wallander series, was like finding myself in a well-known and beloved landscape: Kurt Wallanderland. Mankell is not a great stylist but he has managed to do something remarkable in his creation of Police Detective Wallander. I love this melancholy man. Smart, humane, brooding, somehow both slow and sharp, he is an old and dear friend to me.I think I've now read all of the Wallander novels. A few of them don't quite work (The Dogs of Ri [...]


    2. Book Review:We all form connections and we break them. We build friendships. Some of us are on teams at work only to get displaced and join a different team. We travel to distant lands and leave such lands and the people in it. We have families and children, this sacred space we rarely leave until death. We marry and sometimes we divorce a beloved. We become fans of successful artists, perhaps a musician, a singer/songwriter or a Maxfield Parrish, or a Goya, only to feel our inner landscape has [...]


    3. I won't rehash the plot, others have done a fine job of that. My problem with the book is that Henning Mankell was astonishingly lazy with his plotting. He seems to have made up the plot as he went along, with no clear idea of where he was going or what the solution would be. There's a stunningly inane, unbelievable, and contrived coincidence a third of the way through the book that ultimately ends up being totally unnecessary. I can't understand why Mankell didn't cut it, because it asks for su [...]


    4. There are already so many excellent reviews of this book, I feel I have little to add, except to agree it was a compelling read with several major surprises, and also very sad. I did find the ending unsatisfying, but I think that was the author's intent. The issues of aging and death Wallander is wrestling with cannot be neatly resolved.


    5. Kurt Wallander - Kenneth Branagh (na série da BBC) 5 Estrelas (4 Estrelas “Um Homem Inquieto”+1 Estrela Henning Mankell/Kurt Wallander)”Um Homem Inquieto”, originalmente publicado em 2009, é um romance policial do escritor sueco Henning Mankell (1948 – 2015), a décima ou décima primeira obra (conforme as fontes bibliográficas) protagonizada pelo inspector de polícia Kurt Wallander.Desde 2002, com a leitura de ”Assassino Sem Rosto” (1991) que acompanho de uma forma ávida a vi [...]


    6. Halfway through the book, I find it hard to believe how fast this reads, and how hard I find it to put it down. I have a soft spot for Mankell ever since I saw him talk live (and found that I could well listen for a few more hours) but in some of the Wallander mysteries, I got a bit tired of rants about the political climate in Sweden. This one had only a reasonable amount of that, and I'm enjoying it._____________Finished the book - a bit sad that this is definitely the end of the series, but I [...]


    7. Without giving anything away, pretty much everyone knows by now that The Troubled Man is the last Wallander novel, and once again within the space of a month I'm having to say goodbye to not only a favorite series, but to a favorite character as well. I hate when this happens, but series readers know it's likely inevitable at some point."It began with the troubled man," who in this case is Håkan von Enke, retired naval officer, husband of Louise and father of Hans. Hans, as it turns out, is a h [...]


    8. This is the last novel in the Wallander Series and I find it impossible to review it without spoilers. As usual in this series there are pieces of a jigsaw waiting for Wallander to fit together. Unusually, though, several are left out of the completed picture. Small stones are mentioned, one of which appears to travel from Sweden to Germany. What does this signify? I have no idea. A woman, Louise, is murdered, this being the only murder in the book. By whom? I have no idea. Why? There is a sugge [...]


    9. E’ inquieto il commissario Wallander in quella che, da quanto ho intuito, è la sua ultima avventura.E’ un uomo spento, smemorato, sempre più grigio, nostalgico del passato e incurante della propria salute.Ed è inquieto il padre del suo genero, il capitano von Henke, comandate di sommergibili in pensione, che invita Wallander alla sua festa di compleanno e guarda in continuazione fuori dalla finestra, la postura tesa, lo sguardo guardingo e la mano in tasca, forse pronta a tirar fuori una [...]


    10. This is not a book with which to begin your relationship with Henning Mankell's moody detective, Kurt Wallander. This is a novel purely for those who have formed a connection with Wallander over the many preceding novels. I find Wallander one of the most richly human characters I've encountered in fiction--believably flawed and lonely and morose (perhaps because I am always flawed and sometimes lonely and morose, myself)--and I was a bit saddened, going into this book, knowing that it was to be [...]


    11. Great read. Kurt Wallander is a wonderful character. So real with his vulnerabilities. His illnesses and his fear of death. He sees himself on a journey he can not turn around from nor can he change the final destination. He lives alone because of his obsession in solving cases leaves no time for anyone else, yet he dreams of a relationship with Baiba a former love interest. In his world he has a daughter and grand-daughter who love him but there is no one else. There is a detective story, a mys [...]


    12. "E é tudo. A história de Kurt Wallander termina irrevogavelmente. Os anos de vida que ainda lhe restam, talvez dez, talvez alguns mais pertencem-lhe, a ele e a Linda, a ele e a Klara. A mais ninguém."É com estas palavras que termina "Um Homem Inquieto", o 11 º livro que leio do autor sueco Henning Mankell. Foi com um prazer enorme, e alguma tristeza também, que li o último livro da série do incomparável policia de Ystad, Kurt Wallander.Henning Mankell é, para mim, o melhor escritor, po [...]


    13. I have loved this series, even though I've read them out of order. I love that they're a bit dark - Wallander is always a bit down, which to me seems totally logical in terms of the terrible crimes he's helping to solve. It's his personality, and I liked that about him. It was consistent throughout all of the books. But while I liked the mystery of this one, I seriously disliked the ending. Throughout the book Mankell's gave hints that Wallander was losing his memory, but the last two sentences [...]


    14. i bid a sad farewell to kurt wallander. it's been wonderful eagerly reading thru all of his cases. more than ordinary police procedurals these novels are character driven stories, a look into the deeper issues of the changing social and political side of a modern sweden thru the eyes of a flawed and aging citizen obsessively searching for the truth.



    15. Apparently, The Troubled Man, is Henning Mankell's last book in the Kurt Wallander series. Many of us will miss him as we got to like the often grumpy detective, who has had his own, very individual, ways of following suspects and investigating crime(s). This novel is not necessarily his best detective story, - but then I am not the one to judge, not being very knowledgeable in this genre - yet, in other ways, it makes for a very rewarding read. We learn more about the man, Wallander, who he was [...]


    16. I have had a problem with the last several Wallander books because of the inconsistencies between books, especially in events that took place between Kurt and his father. This book pretty much epitomizes this trend, and to boot has so many red herrings that instead of a plot its just a series of plot devices. Why would Eskil point out the hideaway on their trip back from the island? Why did Eskil give Wallander the cylinder? Who was in the submarine that was let "free" when Hakan was about to fi [...]


    17. I had put off reading the last in the Kurt Wallander series because I really did not want to say goodbye. Yet with the BBC4 transmission of the TV adaptation of the novel I figured the time and come to say goodbye. I appreciated the Cold War elements of the story. Like many in the series, this is a very slow burning novel as Kurt investigates the disappearance of the parents of his daughter's partner. It is an unofficial case that he slots into his free time and during various holidays. Througho [...]



    18. It had been quite a while since I had checked in on Kurt Wallander, so the time seemed appropriate. I wondered if perhaps his creator, Henning Mankell, had allowed him to mellow out at all in the interim.Early in the book, as the author was describing Wallander, I came across a sentence asserting that the Swedish policeman was, in fact, quite a cheerful person. I had to laugh out loud. If there is one adjective that could likely never be honestly applied to Kurt Wallander it is "cheerful."As we [...]


    19. A very, very sad book. But a brilliant crime novel, one of the very best I’ve read in ages. When Mankell is at his best, as he is here, there are two things that I especially love about his work.The first is the pace: it’s always suspenseful, but it takes its time. Things don’t happen quickly, Wallander has to mull over stuff, usually while he’s doing other things. This book is unusual in that the central crime is not one Wallander is supposed to be solving, so he’s working on a number [...]


    20. I have read all the Kurt Wallander books in order, and I loved what Henning Mankell did with Kurt in this final book. Kurt has always been a melacholy character, but in this final adventure he has become more like his late father and at times is just a plain old curmudgeon. But I like that his character has developed and in the course of 10 books and 20 Wallander years, of course the character has changed. Linda drove me nuts in some parts of this book, but she is her father's daughter.I thoroug [...]


    21. Dreadfully miserable. Given this as a 59th birthday present I soon found that Wallander had just had his 60th, and was contemplating having well and truly passed middle age and now entering the third and final act of this tragedy we call life. Without wanting to give anything away, the book charts his various ailments, accidents, collapses before reaching a wickedly precise and brief paragraph summing up the final decade of the melancholy Swede's life. That aside, he's the Wallander we all know [...]


    22. If I could, I would give THE TROUBLED MAN 3 1/2 stars. It's very readable and any Wallander fan will enjoy it. I do have two complaints. THE TROUBLED MAN would have been a better book with about 50 pages edited out. There is too much filler that delays the ending without contributing drama or resolution. Even worse, the mystery Wallander investigates borders on the implausible, at least in its details. Most of the interest in the book comes from Henning's final touches to Wallander's personal li [...]


    23. Depressing and not a good read if you happen to be a newly retired 62 year old man who has been determined in his life to find a happy ending to all eventualities. Wallander is depressed and depressing and the case he is pursuing is not very interesting for his last caseI could barely finish this book as I simply lost interest in Wallander as well as his case. This was a disappointing end to a brilliant series in a genre so capably handled by the gifted Henning Mankell.


    24. Actual Rating: 4.9 StarsSoundtrack: Nostalgia by Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo“People always leave traces. No person is without a shadow.”The final treasure of the Wallander series, The Troubled Man is a painfully understandable end to Henning Mankell's well-known detective.I finished this book one afternoon during school, while I stood outside underneath an awning to hide myself from the rain. It is not easy to forget the way the end of this book made me feel; it was perfectly heartb [...]


    25. Kurt Wallander has just turned sixty and isn't taking it well. Already prone to gloominess (he is the gloomiest of the many gloomy Scandinavian detectives), he is convinced that he is losing his memory and, maybe, his mind. His only close connections are with hs dog, Jussi, and his daughter, Linda, also a cop and now a mother. Actually, it's Linda's motherhood, and Wallander's grandfatherhood, that brings a ray of light into Kurt's life. The baby represents hope, just as Wallander's age (and the [...]


    26. Degna chiusura di una "saga" ventennale. Le ultime 20 righe danno la dimensione dello scrittore, non solo letteraria ma anche umana. Di solito non mi piace che gli scrittori si palesino in questo modo, devono parlare i loro libri, ma in questo caso, quelle righe sono fondamentali, un testamento di civiltà. W. si trova a dover affrontare un'inchiesta parallela, sulla strana scomparsa del quasi suocero (la figlia Linda ha un nuovo compagno da cui aspetta una bimba). Un alto ufficiale di marina or [...]


    27. The book jacket will already tell you that this is the last Kurt Wallander novel, but I'm so glad Mankell brought him back one more time. This is one of my favorites, not only because it has a good murder mystery/spy story driving it, but because Wallander fans get to see many of the threads of his life weave themselves together.His daughter Linda is now a police officer herself and then starts a relationship with a young financier, whose parents end up providing the mystery for the story. Hakan [...]


    28. It's always a bit nostalgic to finish a series, but I can't say I'm sad saying good bye to Wallander because I started to dislike him a few books ago. While this book had a very interesting plot, it had many, many holes and it left quite a lot of unexplained things. It was also very exasperating to read so many convenient things that the author just put in there to make it easier for Wallander to discover the truth. Kurt has a question about the swedish navy and he just happens to have an old sc [...]


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