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Official UK Firewall release and Guardian review
Posted 2004-04-08
Coming shortly after the US re-release, Firewall is now officially available for sale in the UK. It has been a long journey for this novel. It was first released in the US in November 2002 but was quickly out of print before most would-be Wallander fans had discovered Henning Mankell. It was not until late in 2003 that Firewall would be re-released in the US and see an international English (everywhere except the UK) release.

The Guardian has published another review, this time from fellow author M John Harrison:

  If he's as lonely as ever, Wallander's as puzzled as ever too, usually by the state of the contemporary world. "I can't deny that this is how things are now," he thinks. "But that doesn't mean that I can understand a single bit of it." This is partly why we identify with him so. He's less a character than an ongoing rhetorical question reminding us that the world has got out of hand. His confusion mirrors our own: but his fictional situation allows for a level of closure we can't permit ourselves, so that somewhere amid all those liberal uncertainties, justice is done.  

Read the full review entitled Wallander's world at The Guardian website.

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