Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Daniel by Henning Mankell

... a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

*Grab your current read
*Open to a random page
*Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

Daniel by Henning Mankell

In 1875 a young Swedish entomologist is on an expedition to the Kalahari Desert........he finds a small boy whose tribe has been wiped out by European raiders and decides to adopt him and take him back to Sweden.

My teaser comes from p229 '

'He's dying of longing.'
'But what is it he's longing for? Parents who are dead? Sand that burns under his feet?'
'He's longing for home. Whatever it is, that's where he longs to be.'
I finished it last night - it's a certainty for 'best of 2011' lists - heartwrenching and compelling reading. I recommend!


  1. Such emotion from one little teaser! Glad you enjoyed it so much.

  2. What a great teaser! Is this a fiction book, or more of a memoir?

    Here's my Teaser from Trapped! ~ Wendi

  3. I am a huge Henning Mankell fan. This made my day. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesdays-shadowfever.html

  4. I've never read anything from Henning Mankell before, but this teaser is very touching. I bet that's a remarkable and emotional book! My teaser for this week is much lighter though: My teaser.

  5. Wow...sounds like a powerful read!

    My teaser can be found here.

  6. Aww kinda a sad Teaser, I hope you are enjoying your book. Here is my choice for this weeks Tuesday Teaser.

  7. Wendi - it's fiction

    Jennifer - I've read a couple of his Wallender books but this is somethig very different. I'll be looking for more of his.

    Very powerful and emotional.

  8. What a poignant story this must be! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  9. Who does not long for home when away! Thoughtful teaser...

    Here is mine

  10. What a great emotional excerpt. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it!