What are we to make of Wallander? Are we to see him as the kind of hero that Chandler thought that detective fiction called for — “a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man”?

This is the essay question it is based on the book faceless killersSam Spade manages to hang on to being a good man (more or less) by the skin of his teeth (think of that great last scene with O’Shaughnessy). What are we to make of Wallander? Are we to see him as the kind of hero that Chandler thought that detective fiction called for — “a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man”? There’s no one “right” answer to this, by the way, but if you choose this question you have focus on your impressions of Wallander, and make sense of them.

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