The Rock Blaster by Henning Mankell

The Rock Blaster

Henning Mankell with George Goulding (Translator)

192 pages first pub 1973 (editions)

fiction historical dark emotional reflective slow-paced
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Henning Mankell's first novel, never before released in English, explores the reflections of a working class man who has struggled against the constraints of his station for his entire life. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL.The year is 1911. The young rock blas...

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Community Reviews Summary of 31 reviews


emotional 100%
dark 80%
reflective 80%
challenging 40%
hopeful 40%
informative 40%
inspiring 40%
sad 40%
relaxing 20%


slow 83%
medium 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 60% | Yes: 40%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 40%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | N/A: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 40% | No: 20%

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