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reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. June 22, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
Hadn't heard of the book until the movie came out (which is a lot of times the case for movie adaptations of books, right?) and was determined to read the book before I watched the movie (which tends …
reviewed The Help. June 20, 2010
The Help
The Help is a page-turning story that takes place in Jacksonville, Miss in the pre-civil rights 1960's about the segregated relationships between the wealthy white land-owners and their hired black …
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The novel follows the life of self made man Silas lapham and his family.  Silas is a mineral paint man who constructed a paint industry for himself based on his unique paint type almost single …
reviewed The Girl Who Played With Fire (book). June 17, 2010
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
In this 2nd book of the Stieg Larsson trilogy, computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomquist investigate a sex-trafficking ring and  Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing …
reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. June 17, 2010
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
   The setting of The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is quite claustrophobic, taking place in offices, jails, hospital rooms.  This device takes the reader more into the intricacies …
reviewed The Girl Who Played With Fire (book). June 17, 2010
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
   The Girl who Played With Fire, the 2nd of the Stieg Larsson trilogy, was by far the best of the 3 books. The fragile  relationship between Mickael Blomquist and Lizbeth Salandar develops …
reviewed Cold Mountain. June 14, 2010
Cold Mountain
This book was set in civil-war North Carolina, during a time where men were hauled off to war and the deserters were shot.    Ada Monroe learned things the hard way. After the death of …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. June 14, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
Going on vacation? Take this book with you. I took this book on a three week trip to Thailand and was so disappointed that I finished in the first two days. You will not be bored reading this book. Not …
reviewed The New Answers Book Part 3. June 09, 2010
The New Answers Book Part 3
"The New Answers Book 3" is a collection of 38 articles written by 24 people on topics related to the Bible, mostly covering questions that critics of the Bible and of biblical accuracy would …
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
When we last saw Lisbeth Salander, she was shot in the head and rescued from sure death by Mikael Blomkvist.  As this book opens, Salander is saved through emergency surgery to convalesce under armed …
reviewed The Girl Who Played With Fire (book). June 05, 2010
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
While some of Larsson's writing could have used some editing here and there, this second of his trilogy was great.  His plot, the pacing, and the further development of his characters were fantastic.   …
reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. June 03, 2010
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Sadly, first-time Swedish author Larsson did not live to see the worldwide success of his thriller trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and now The Girl Who Kicked the …
reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. May 24, 2010
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Our child-like protagonist returns, as does Blomkvist and company.....the last in the trilogy moves between Salander, Berger and Blomkvist as they attempt to bring down the corrupt entities operating …
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
The cold blooded murders of a journalist and a scholar, who were about to publish a shocking expose on the sex trade in Sweden, are blamed on bad girl Lisbeth Salander. Salander's life has been far from …
reviewed Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fai.... May 21, 2010
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
A decade ago I read Jared Diamond's Pulitzer Prize winning classic "Guns, Germs and Steel". I have just completed reading this recent work by him. Like his previous work, both take the long view of human …
reviewed The Help. May 16, 2010
The Help
The story is set in Jackson, Mississippi, in the early sixties, and narrated by three women: Aibileen is an older housemaid who has raised seventeen white children, Minny is a younger domestic with a …
reviewed The Help. May 10, 2010
The Help
Skeeter Phelan, new college grad, wants to become a serious writer. Following the advice of a New York editor, she decides to write about something that bothers her, the treatment given by her mother …
reviewed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. May 06, 2010
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Anyone familiar with the tattooed and pieced renegade, Lisbeth Salander of Stiev Larsson's Millennium Trilogy and now a Swedish-speaking film directed by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, …
reviewed The Girl Who Played With Fire (book). April 28, 2010
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
Lisbeth Salander is back....and just as antisocial and strange as ever. Estranged from ex-friend, lover and journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she still finds herself partnering with him--albeit, from afar---to …
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
Mia Johansson, a bright young graduate student, is in the final stages of preparing her doctoral thesis on the controversial topic of sex trafficking. Her journalist boyfriend, Dag Svensson, approaches …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. April 11, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of those highly touted books that, for the first several chapters, makes you wonder what all the hoopla is about. But once the set up is done, all those early doubts …
reviewed The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. April 04, 2010
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
One of the things that I remember about my childhood in the 1950s and 60s was how little could be done for family members who became ill. The word "cancer: was barely spoken. Heart disease was mentioned, …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. March 16, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
When I finished reading this book, it was hard to imagine it being the same book that I began a month before. In fact, reading the last third of the book was like reading a completely different book from …
reviewed The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. February 18, 2010
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
As another reviewer noted, I worked with HeLa cells in the late 70s and people in the lab knew at least the donor's name at that time, so when I saw this book appear on the market, I jumped to learn the …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. February 14, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium
I just finished reading this book last night and it's hard to imagine it being the same book that I began a month or so ago. In fact, reading the last third of the book was like reading a completely different …
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