To add to the mystery of the story line, Stieg Larsson is mysterious himself. He wrote the three books, delivered them to his publisher and then died. Too bad. More writing like that and I would think a major book award would be in the offing.
Being a Kindle (electronic book) fan, I’ll admit that I made a trip to Barnes and Noble to purchase the three-book set. I was craving the feel of real books in my hands. Plus, I wanted to be able to pull the 2,000-page collection out to recommend or loan to friends—something otherwise hard to do with electronic books. By the way, we don’t have to worry about books (or newspapers, for that matter) disappearing. Electronic books will never replace books, same as books-on-tape did not replace books, or television and radio did not replace newspapers. They all have their place. It’s called “media.”
All three of Stieg Larsson’s books have been national best sellers. For good reason. If you want a well-written page turner, this is it. But don’t plan on getting much else done. If you’re a slow reader like I am, a person who savors every word, find a comfortable place to veg, and prepare to be entertained and enlightened.
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