I have mixed feelings about the Lisbeth Salander character phenomenon. Stieg Larsson’s three books were indeed thrilling, compelling reads. Were Larsson alive and releasing the fourth installment written by his own hand, I would without question be reading the final pages of the book instead of writing this. But what can we say about a success in storytelling and bookselling so … [Read more...] about The Girl in the Testamentary Fracas
This afternoon, I let my mind wander off course of a work project and I found myself in Feedly catching up on some blog reading. There I noticed a significant number of blogs talking about summer reading. While reading the post 20 Books of Summer 2015! on 746 Books, it crossed my mind how much I rely on reading list/challenge posts from bloggers to discover new reading. As it's … [Read more...] about On Reading Lists and Summer Reading
Earlier this month I decided to re-read Cover Her Face, published in 1962 and the first in P.D. James’ successful Detective Adam Dalgliesh series. As this book is approaching it’s 50th year in print -- and because I so thoroughly enjoyed reading it -- I thought it would make a suitable subject with which to revive this blog. As is so often the case with whodunnits, the finer … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Dalgliesh, from the beginning.
There have been a couple interesting developments in the Stieg Larsson story since I last posted. Most noteworthy is the announcement by Amazon.com that Larsson is the first author to sell over a million digital copies on the Kindle. Amazon have created a new Kindle Million Club and Larsson is the first (and currently the only) member. Back in May, the New York Times ran a … [Read more...] about Welcome to the Kindle Million Club.