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1. Firewall by Henning Mankell

I was really impressed by the recent Hollander stories on the TV, both the original Swedish and the English versions, so I promptly went to the library and grabbed a couple of the books.

This is one of the books that Ken adapted; it is different enough from the book that it is not a complete waste of time to read the book, but enough like it that it does not feel as though the story has been violated.

The style is very sparse and somewhat morose and grim - just like the television adaptations and, quite possibly, very Swedish. I think it's the original style rather than a result of the translation, but as I don't speak Swedish I couldn't say for sure.

Despite the coldness of the style, I got sucked in very rapidly and greatly enjoyed it. Recommended.

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