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

Publisher's Summary

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.


Mary Lou said...

How did you like it? It's definitely R-rated (and the next one, moreso) but I thought it was very well-crafted. The third one in the series has just come out, I hope to read it next.

--Mary Lou in Charlotte

Stephanie said...

I haven't finished it yet--I'm about 2/3 of the way through, but I'm enjoying it. And you're right--it's definitely not written from a Christian worldview :-)