The Rock Blaster

by Henning Mankell | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780857059475 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPanzeranziwing of Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on 4/12/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPanzeranziwing from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Friday, April 12, 2024
"Oskar Johansson, 1888-1969.

A working class hero is something to be.

But Oskar Johansson's status as one is earned by unimaginable suffering.

Working to blast tunnels through the rock for a new railway line, he is the victim, in his early twenties, of a horrific life-changing accident. It is a miracle that he survives, and yet he does, disfigured but unbowed.

Despite his injuries, Johansson finds love and finds renewed purpose. As Sweden grows from a poor backwater to a rich nation, there are as many losers as there are winners, and Johansson throws his energies into fighting for their cause. And yet, when his own son grows up, he can't resist the lure of a big house and flashy car, establishing his own business and, in Johansson's eyes, betraying his own class.

Shaped by events such as the Vietnam War, the Hungarian uprising and the threat of nuclear war, The Rock Blaster is a deft portrayal, told through a fractured narrative, of one man's fight for equality in the face of forces far beyond his control. As the first published novel of one of Europe's most celebrated crime writers, it is also a fascinating insight into the social concerns that fuelled his later work." (

Journal Entry 2 by wingPanzeranziwing at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (4/19/2024 UTC) at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland


Released on BC Convention 2024! =)

Journal Entry 3 by wingAzukiwing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, May 9, 2024
There are many things I love about going to a BookCrossing convention, and one is that I get to discover many (too many) books that I may enjoy. Especially books that may be a rarer find back home, books about other places and countries.

Thank you so much Panzeranzi for sharing this book. Glad to see you at the convention, even though we didn't get to talk in depth, but at least we got a good pokemon trade. Look forward to seeing you again.

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