Lake Waban in Massachusetts June 2017

My favorite place to walk in the Boston area

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Waiting for Henning Mankell's An Event in Autumn (Aug 12 US release)

I haven't read any of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels in at least three years, I believe, but An Event in Autumn grabbed me because Wallander retreats to the countryside to get away from all his stressors to take a big time-out by residing in an old farmhouse with a marvelous garden, where he (naturally) discovers parts of a dead body, and off we go on another wonderful adventure.
I love characters who decide to "hermitize" for a while in the rural hinterlands because I so completely identify with that wish and have never wavered from this pursuit.

Just a week until publication in the slow-to-publish U.S.! I realize from my internet browsing that it will be a BBC production this fall somewhere. Have you read the book or seen the BBC production?

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see the BBC production, didn't know about it.

    I haven't heard of this book, but identify with the need to hermitize and destress. I do this in my apartment in the middle of New York City, turn on the a/c, the TV and get out my books and snacks. However, I could love to be in a rural area with a garden, a lake and beautiful trees.

    I have geraniums in a window box, which I love.

    Look forward to reading your review.