random thoughts about books, words, life, writing, and the occasional movie, of varying levels of significance, in no particular order
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
My New Listen
This should make the six-hour drive to Nashville for the CSC a little more interesting:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Steig Larsson
Publisher: Books on Tape
Narrated by Simon Vance
Length: 16 hours 19 minutes
A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue....
It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden...and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.
It's about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance...and about Lisbeth Salander, a 24-year-old, pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age, who assists Blomkvist with the investigation.
This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism - and an unexpected connection between themselves.