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Publisher's Summary

On an icy night in Northern Sweden Joel is drawn outside to haunt the streets. He finds the night-time activity of his stolid town mesmerizing in its unexpectedness and variety. But can he deal with the knowledge that he gains about his neighbors, his father, and himself?
©2008 Henning Mankell (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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sweet story of a young boy coming to age

Henning mankel is a diverse author, and if your expecting a mystery, or fast paced action adventure story this is not it
I saw bad reviews on this book. I thought it was interesting, good.
mankel has written a variety of story's with many different genres.
please enjoy his insight, on life, love, and the human spirit in this book!

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Not my kinda book. Not up to the excellent standards of Mankell's Kurt Wallender.....done with this series.

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A disappointment

What would have made A Bridge to the Stars better?

It would have been good if this book had a plot. It meandered around introducing us to the people in the boy's village and spent a lot of time with him kicking himself about mistakes he made. I kept waiting for the plot to begin.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Francis Greenslade?

I was tempted to listen at double speed--this read is s l o w!

You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I'm sorry I bought the sequel before listening to this book--it even has the same awful narrator. Bummer.

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I've listened to some of Henning Mankell's detective novels for adults and liked them. This children's book went nowhere very slowly.

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Magical

I think this was written for children, but that does not at all detract from the prose which is excellently and beautifully crafted. The style so surprised me as I have only before experienced Henning Mankell though the Wallander series. Mankell really is a fantastic writer and as much as I love Wallander, I feel like I have discovered a jewel in his non-crime fiction.

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