Lost In Someone Else’s Words

If it seems like I’ve vanished from the face of the world here lately, it’s mostly because I have. At least the face of this world. I’ve been spending my time for the last two weeks lost in the world created by Stieg Larsson.

It seems I finally made the mistake of picking up the first two books in the Lisbeth Salander saga. I had been hearing about them for a while, but hadn’t run across them in my few travels until last weekend when I saw both at Sam’s. I tossed em into the basket and figured from the heft of the two paperbacks I would have the rest of my summers reading lined out…Boy was I wrong.

It seems these books are real page turners from the very first chapter. Once I started reading them last week, I found myself pushing as far as I could each very late night and rushing through chores each day to get back to the story…By the time I finished up book two I was hooked. A quick check with Amazon and the hardback of book three was ordered for delivery this week…Then, it looked like it was going to be a few days of withdrawal as I waited for the book to get here.

I turned my eldest onto the book and she rapidly found herself hooked as well…But when she showed up on Sunday and said she saw the movie was out at Best Buy and I should put it into my que, I headed over to Netflix. A quick search and it turned out it was available to stream…yeah. I wasn’t aware that it was Swedish until I started playing it on the big screen, but that made it even better in my view…

Book three actually arrived early and I was back in the world of Salander and Blomkvist right through to the end yesterday afternoon. Now I’m just sad that Mr. Larsson isn’t still around to  write some more novels…I would really like to see where he would have taken these characters.

I highly recommend the three book series to one and all…

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