I finished the third volume of Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy last night. I do not read a series all at once, rather spread it out over time. It took me over a year to read all three novels.
I first learned of these books from a Swedish friend, who gave me the first volume and told me that they keep getting better. He told me at the time that the last one was the best. It took me some time to get to this point, but I must agree with him. The stories are exciting, the characters are interesting (there's no one in literature like Lisbeth), and the drama sustained throughout. They can be a bit brutal, at times, but life tends to be that way for some people on this planet. And, it's no worse than what US television broadcasts on a nightly basis. Of course, a US television adaptation would have to tone down the sex scenes to appease the hypocrites.
For once, I agree with the wisdom of the bestseller list...
Having been in London for a few days last week, I returned with overweight luggage. Two of my favorites, Alan Furst and Sebastian Faulks, have been added to my pile of books to read. I also have a few new authors to try.
I am a huge fan of Stieg Larson. He's been a novelist for almost a decade and I don't have any doubt on his capabilities! By the way, I am happy that you were able to read Millennium Trilogy. Aside from Hunger Games trilogy, that's one of the best trilogies I've read so far. My fellow readers should definitely read this gold! Thank you for introducing it to my fellow readers!
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.