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?More
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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.
I was tempted to listen at double speed--this read is s l o w!
I'm sorry I bought the sequel before listening to this book--it even has the same awful narrator. Bummer.
I've listened to some of Henning Mankell's detective novels for adults and liked them. This children's book went nowhere very slowly.
- JoEllen Arnold