Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Goodbye, Girl

Luftslottet som sprängdes (Millenium, #3) Luftslottet som sprängdes by Stieg Larsson

My rating:
5 of 5 stars Oh, life is bleak and dull and meaningless, now that I have finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, and therefore the trilogy. There is the super-finality of the author being dead adding to the letdown, knowing that I will never again encounter Lisbeth and Mikael, and all their Swedish amigos. All the Erlanders, Ekstroms and Erikssons do get a bit hard to keep track of after a while, but it's a small price to pay to enjoy the expert plotting and suspense on the way to finding out if Lisbeth ever gets justice. After a book like this, I have to read non-fiction: I've picked My Lobotomy by Howard Dully. I'm not joking. View all my reviews >>


3 comments:

  1. I heard an NPR interview with Howard Dully sometime ago and I think there was something on This American Life once too. Unreal.

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  2. The book is fascinating so far. It's hard to believe that someone who had a lobotomy wrote it.

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  3. Ok, so he had a co-author, but still.

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