Das Ekel aus Säffle

Mord ist nichts Neues f r die Angeh rigen der Stockholmer Kriminalpolizei, aber dieser hier berbietet alles, was sie bisher an Schaurigem gesehen haben Der unbekannte T ter hat in blinder Wut auf den Polizeibeamten eingestochen, mit einem Seitengewehr, das er dann achtlos weggeworfen hat Hat es Komissar Beck mit einem Wahnsinnigen zu tun, mit einem geistesgest rten M Mord ist nichts Neues f r die Angeh rigen der Stockholmer Kriminalpolizei, aber dieser hier berbietet alles, was sie bisher an Schaurigem gesehen haben Der unbekannte T ter hat in blinder Wut auf den Polizeibeamten eingestochen, mit einem Seitengewehr, das er dann achtlos weggeworfen hat Hat es Komissar Beck mit einem Wahnsinnigen zu tun, mit einem geistesgest rten M rder
Das Ekel aus S ffle Mord ist nichts Neues f r die Angeh rigen der Stockholmer Kriminalpolizei aber dieser hier berbietet alles was sie bisher an Schaurigem gesehen haben Der unbekannte T ter hat in blinder Wut auf den

  • Title: Das Ekel aus Säffle
  • Author: Maj Sjöwall Per Wahlöö
  • ISBN: 9783499229572
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Das Ekel aus Säffle”

    1. I exhale my breath in a long deep sigh. I've just finished listening to what is probably the most cinematic of all the Sjowall and Wahloo Beck books (maybe not the best, but certainly the most evocative), and for the first time (despite the excellence of the entire series) I want to drop everything I'm doing and get started on the next book.I need to know how the serious cliffhanger resolves. I need to see the fallout of everything that's happened, I need to see how these men, some of whom I hat [...]

    2. [9/10]Five decades after initial publication, the Story of Crimesequence by Swedish authors Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo is still considered one of the best police procedurals ever written. Each book is introduced by a famous contemporary crime writer, and for this seventh episode it is the turn of local author Jens Lapidus to explain why and how it has marked his career: It was the feeling that someone had for the first time managed to describe criminality and police work in Stockholm adequately, [...]

    3. "Maybe is the word.""The Abominable Man" é o sétimo livro da série do Inspector Martin Beck e mantém o tom sombrio tão característico destes policiais soberbos.É com a visão do assassino que somos introduzidos no enredo. Este, armado com uma baioneta, sai de casa em direcção Hospital Mount Sabbath, que numa questão de minutos se tornará no local do crime. O seu alvo é um homem gravemente doente, que por acaso é policia. Incompetente e detestado pelos colegas de profissão é assass [...]

    4. By the time of book 7 of the final 10 of the "Novels about a crime", the writing couple of Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö had about nothing left to prove. This book, however, is one of the strongest of the series. Hard to compare to anything else, this is about crime in Stockholm in the 60's, but I think you won't need any prior knowledge to appreciate the mellow-paced and melancholic, only to be disrupted by brutality and violence, story.

    5. Part the seventh of Sjöwall and Wahlöö's excellent 10-part series, The Abominable Man starts off in a hospital room where a man lays in a great deal of pain and anxiety due to his fear of death. To get his mind off his problems for a moment, he makes his way to the nurses' station and back, and is savagely attacked when he returns to his room. Martin Beck, who had just spent the evening with his daughter, has just gotten into bed at 2:30 a.m. when the phone rings. The caller is Einar Rönn, a [...]

    6. Quite a thrilling narrative. I seriously can't put this down. The nervousness and all the murder mess-- so intriguing. Dark and disturbing.Plot, structure and flows done perfectly. I like that authors giving different perspectives and views on certain scenes accordingly to each characters. Understandable, great story-telling, not bland and quite exciting. It was getting unsure in the middle, giving me so much assumptions and guessing game but for what the suspect had to suffer and encounter in h [...]

    7. I've come to the conclusion that this series should not be read so much as police procedural mysteries as social studies of Sweden at a particular point in time - the 1960s. So much of the narrative is taken up with the authors' observations about and critiques of the social welfare society that was that country at that time.The central point and organizational theory of this particular entry in the series is the consequence of police excesses. It presents a police department that has lost the r [...]

    8. One of the things that I enjoy about the Martin Beck series is that each book fits into a different archetype (if that's the right word): there's a sex fiend, there's an organized crime story, etc. Maybe almost all long series are like this, and we've just gotten too used to series that represent one epic story arc (a la Harry Potter). In any case, The Abominable Man centers around a madman and wins a fourth star from me for its high-tension conclusion. That said, part of the reason the tension [...]

    9. It is positively reassuring to have the authors create a group of police detectives so distinct that we pale at the thought that they may be injured, or worse, cut from the next volume in the series. The language is so fresh and without accent, the only thing preventing us from imagining it happening today is that there are no cell phones to clutter the action. It is painful to see something happening in slow motion in these pages, all the while knowing this could never happen anywhere in the wo [...]

    10. Book 7 looks critically at the problem of police brutality and how it is covered up within the infamous code of blue, even in Sweden. A senior policeman is murdered in the hospital, and as Beck investigates, he learns that the policeman often took the law into his own hands, dispensing justice. Apparently the book was published in 1971, the same year that "Dirty Harry" was released in the U.S. The final 25% was action-packed, putting the reader in the middle of a terrifying inner-city Stockholm [...]

    11. Fairly fast paced story of murder set in 1970's sweden. The sort of crime story which has the focus on the crime, and the circumstances and characters surrounding the actual act. Have to see about reading more of the Beck series.

    12. When I wrote in my post on Sjöwall’s & Wahlöö’s Murder at the Savoy that the authors were taking the whole of Swedish society into their analytical focus, I was not entirely correct – with all the harsh criticism there remained at least one area where things still seemed to be for the most part as they should be, namely the Swedish police. Certainly, there was the occasional incompetent cop, the occasional bureaucrat who cared only for his own career, but overall the novels gave the [...]

    13. It's been months since I read any of Sjowall and Wahloo's Martin Beck series. Dave had bought this seventh story, The Abominable Man, through his account so I got to share it via Household. As the novel was first published some forty years ago, I am including The Abominable Man as my 1970s read for the / Bookcrossing Decade Challenge.The tense thriller had me gripped from the start and I couldn't put it down so read the whole book in an afternoon. This is one of the strongest storylines so far [...]

    14. Gee Willickers what a slow read! Not a bad one, just a slow one, and the tiny font in my book didn't help much either. I also can't stand it when rooms are described in methodical detail for not much reason whatsoever. Snooze-o-rama!It's a bleak, depressing fucking world, but the writing is sharp and full of dark humor. The mystery angle is practically nonexistent, as odd pacing and lack of cellphones/communication make the reader more often privy to information the characters don't yet know. In [...]

    15. Once again, as is their habit, the authors start with a murder. This time, it’s a hospitalized police inspector who, while in his hospital room, is brutally killed with a bayonet. The usual characters assemble to solve the mystery. The plot resolves in a much more straightforward way than Murder at the Savoy.The murder victim is the title character, “the abominable man.” He’s a sadistic, brutal guy who trained other cops in his ways. It makes for an interesting character. But the authors [...]

    16. Another excellent entry in this 10-volume "story of a crime." This one ends as brutally as it begins. The more I read Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, the more impressed I am with how solid this series is – characters, plot, social critique, atmosphere, even… its grim metaphysics. Compared to these decades-old police procedurals, most hard-boiled detective fiction seems hysterical, over-written, forced and fake. The first murder (of "the abominable man," a father who loves his children and h [...]

    17. These books are sparsely written, even for Swedish detective novels, and I find them somewhat unsatisfying as a consequence. This is the second one in this series that I have read, The Laughing Policeman being the first. This one had a plot so simplex and characters so one-dimensional that it may be the last one that I read. Can't believe this book got an average of nearly 4 stars - more highly rated than Last Night in Twisted River. Twisted ratings like it.

    18. I read this as a kind of curiosity, since I normally do not see the point really to read a translation from my native language. Of course, I have happened upon translated books (into Swedish) where the translator really has added something, but I'm not sure I would appreciate this the the other way around. Anyway, this worked well in another language and it was a fun experience.

    19. Otra magnífica novela policíaca del personaje Martín Beck, en este caso ante un episodio de brutalidad policial. Sjowall no deja pasar un estamento sin crítica feroz, resignadamente admite que las sociedades burocratizadas no tienen remedio.

    20. This series just gets better and better. Definitely a nail biter. I'm so glad I wasn't reading this in 1971I'd hate to have to wait a year to read the next one!

    21. Martin Beck returns for a seventh time in a grim tale of corruption and police brutality. When a retired senior police officer is murdered while in hospital it soon becomes clear that his record is despicable. Responsible for multiple abuses of police powers, false imprisonment and vicious dereliction of duty there are plenty of possible suspects for a revenge killing. Shining their spotlight clearly on some of the hidden corners of the Swedish state, Sjowall and Wahloo once again are responsibl [...]

    22. Så himla bra, älskar Beck filmerna och detta är den enda Beck-boken läst än så länge. Inte riktigt samma karaktärer som i de nyare filmerna, men samma känsla och lika bra handling enligt mig. Spännande. Gillar att de skriver verklighetsbaserat också.

    23. I simply adore this series and am dreading the harsh reality that I only have two left to read! The series seems to be getting darker and I seem to worry more about the characters. Wonderful!

    24. I love dipping into these books, the descriptions are totally unnecessary sometimes yet beautiful. Perfect to unwind to whilst enjoying the language and the plot

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