Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Girl That Kicked The Hornet's Nest: Is the 3rd book in Stieg Larsson's 'Millennium Triology' and the only one not in the book charts. Presumably reader's are still on the first two and this will pick up later. It is the most absorbing of the three, I think, and after spending the majority of the weekend reading it I'm torn between wanting to get to the end, but not wanting to because if I do I'll feel somewhat lost. The 3 books have become great friends and it is such a pity Mr. Larsson is not here to enjoy their / his phenomenal success. It is also a pity that his family, whom he apparently saw very little of, are receiving the Royalties instead of his common-law wife. Apparently she is fighting the case through the Swedish Courts. All 3 books are or will be made into films.
Two Stephen King books are on their way from Amazon to take over; 'Blaze' which is King's pre-'Carrie' story which was never published but found as a typed manuscript in his archive at the Bangor, Maine library. SK agreed to its publication, so it'll be worth a read as his first ever effort.
And 'Just After Sunset' is a recent collection of his short stories, and I found them both as hardbacks for 1 penny and 50 pence respectively. Yes, there is postage to add, but...