Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Straddling Two Worlds

In January Magazine today, critic Tony Buchsbaum gives a big thumbs up to Swedish author Henning Mankel’s new “blockbuster read,” The Man from Beijing (Knopf). He describes the story--which takes readers through parallel time periods and several countries--as “a sprawling tale of desperation, crime, revenge, sibling rivalry, and relentless investigation” that is “gripping in every way.”

You’ll find his full review here.

1 comment:

Craig said...

While I enjoyed reading this book, both for his writing style and its intriguing premise, the ending left me hanging. It doesn't really explain much about why the killer (or rather his employer) would be so intent on causing a pair of massacres half a world away.