Eye of the Leopard

Eye of the Leopard

Book - 2008
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Interweaving past and present, Sweden and Zambia, The Eye of the Leopard draws on bestselling author Mankell's deep understanding of the two worlds he has inhabited for more than 20 years.
Publisher: New York, NY : New Press : 2008
ISBN: 9781595580771
Branch Call Number: FIC Mank
Characteristics: 315p

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martins_mom Jun 23, 2013

Not one of Mankell's Scandinvian thrillers, but a story about a Swede who finds himself farming in the heart of Zimbabwe just when whites are starting to be forced off the land. A bit talky - some of the descriptions, especially in the first part could be edited - but still an interesting read.


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ilovewhippets
Feb 14, 2017

I am surprised at the high marks given by other readers of this book! While some parts were intriguing being set in Africa, I found the book underwhelming as a whole! I really enjoyed the Swedish Wallenberg movie series! Yet, this book was rather disappointing! The story is not bad, fascinating at time, yet somewhat dark and depressing!

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GrandCru
Apr 10, 2016

excellent. thought-provoking. people of different beliefs, upbringing, countries, race cannot fully understand one another's mental processes.

WVMLStaffPicks Oct 20, 2014

Hans Olafsson escapes a childhood marked by abandonment and loss in a backwoods Swedish village to glaringly hot Zambia hoping, by fulfilling a friend’s dream, to find some purpose and direction in his own life. Instead, he slowly discovers a bewildering and frightening world where hatred for the rich white man is hidden by a thin veneer.

martins_mom Jun 23, 2013

Not one of Mankell's Scandinvian thrillers, but a story about a Swede who finds himself farming in the heart of Zimbabwe just when whites are starting to be forced off the land. A bit talky - some of the descriptions, especially in the first part could be edited - but still an interesting read.

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