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reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. July 25, 2010
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
This is the third and final volume of the Larsson trilogy, which began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, because the author died in 2004. The first volume was excellent, the second was better, and …
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
Lisabeth Salander, whom we met in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, returns to Sweden from a year of living abroad. It has been an interesting time for Lisabeth; she has matured, made some changes in her …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. July 19, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
For me, The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo started as an audiobook. It's slow at first, and I had a hard time getting into the story--but after about an hour of listening, I realized that I didn't …
reviewed The Girl Who Played With Fire (book). July 16, 2010
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
The huge number of readers who enjoyed Larsson’s first book The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will be thrilled with this one, for the drama and suspense are even better. The main characters are the …
reviewed The Girl Who Played With Fire (book). July 15, 2010
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
The huge number of readers who enjoyed Larsson's first book The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will be thrilled with this one, for the drama and suspense are even better. The main characters are the same …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. July 14, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
Mikael Blomkvist was a financial investigative reporter, and publisher, for Millennium magazine. That was until he was convicted of libel after he published an article on Swedish businessman Hans-Erik …
reviewed Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy. July 13, 2010
Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
So Thomas Hardy is obsessed with stalling maidens who won't quite commit to marrying the bachelor charecters but string them along.   In this book the stalling overlaps into a …
reviewed The Help. July 12, 2010
The Help
My book group chose to read Kathryn Stockett's "The Help," and I was a little apprehensive when I started reading. The author is a white and writes in the voices of two black women, which …
reviewed Blockade Billy [Hardcover]. July 09, 2010
Blockade Billy [Hardcover]
Stephen King tells the generally humorous tale of the baseball catcher William “Blockade Billy” Blakely, who played pro-baseball for the Newark Titans in the 1950s for several months. The …
reviewed The Help. July 09, 2010
The Help
On recommendation by the book club to which I belong, I opened the cover of The Help, Kathryn Stockett's debut novel and one which has garnered a great deal of attention--including well over 2,000 reviews …
reviewed Christianity: The First Three Thousan.... July 08, 2010
Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
Diarmaid MacCulloch begins his detailed study of Christianity in Greece around 1000 BCE. He continues with the history of Israel during the same period, and then with the story of Jesus' birth in 4 BCE, …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. July 07, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
The original title in Swedish is Men Who Hate Women, which is entirely reflective of not only the events in the book, but Stieg Larsson's feminism.  Lisbeth Salander is kick-ass and complex, …
reviewed The Help. July 06, 2010
The Help
I loved this book- the story and the characters and the writing- and here's why: The main story here- of the women who nanny and clean the house, their backgrounds and how they relate to one another- …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. July 06, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
The writer Nora Ephron wrote a clever parody of Larsson’s best-selling book in the July 5, 2010 The New Yorker, which she called The Girl Who Fixed the Umlaut. Ephron humorously focused on Lisbeth …
reviewed The Help. July 04, 2010
The Help
The Help by Kathryn Stockett is one of the best books I have read in a long time. The book is set in the Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s. The book follows the stories of several African American …
reviewed Schindler's List (book). July 04, 2010
Schindler's Ark
 It started out as a selfish act to find workers to make a profit during the war and ended up a personal journey to help as many as he could survive he atrocities of World War Two.       …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. July 04, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
The writer Nora Ephron wrote a clever parody of Larsson's best-selling book in the July 5, 2010 The New Yorker, which she called The Girl Who Fixed the Umlaut. Ephron humorously focused on Lisbeth Salander's …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. July 04, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
      Though its got a slow start, The girl with the dragon tattoo gets better and better....adding more and more clues, incidents, and questions, and drawing the reader in. Stieg …
reviewed Schindler's List (book). July 03, 2010
Schindler's Ark
Reading Schindler's List brought to me a whole new perspective of the Holocaust and the war in general. Coming from the perspective of a business man like Schindler showed me a  whole new light …
reviewed Cold Mountain. July 01, 2010
Cold Mountain
I had to read this book as part of my course when I was in school and although I definitely think the experience has painted a negative image of this book for me I don't think it is simply the bias …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. July 01, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
It's looooong! Over 600 pages in the English edition. It starts slooooowly! At least 140 pages before it starts to show where it's going. It's soooooober! If there was a single instance of humor in it, …
reviewed John Adams (David McCullough book). July 01, 2010
John Adams
This was an incredibly inspiring read.  The very foundation of our nation is unveiled.  John Adams was at the forefront of our nations beginnings, he is a hero and is hailed as such in this …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. June 29, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
If you're looking for Agatha Christie-type detective fiction, look somewhere else. If, however, the idea of a multi-faced crime fiction novel that is as dark-hearted as it is creative strikes your …
John Adams
It took me several months to get through this book. It is well-researched but VERY lengthy and dry at times. Don't start it unless you are a history buff with a lot of time on your hands.   …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. June 28, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
I started this book after seeing advertisements and high recommendations for it. The beginning was slow to start - especially because I wasn't familiar with Sweden's culture and system. I pushed …
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