The Girl who Takes an Eye for an Eye … a review

This book is the latest in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium) series. Of course, since the original author died suddenly, the farnchise has been picked up by David Lagercrantz. And I have to say, I am impressed by how well the new author has retained the ferocity and charm of the main protagonists Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander. The storyline continues on from the previous book, and picks up with Salander’s latest circumstances in a women’s high security prison in Sweden.

Readers will come to love the old familiarity of well known characters. As Blomkvist continues to get involved, sometimes willingly, in Salander’s troubles, the plot thickens. This time, it is complete with the involvement of two other storylines, that eventually merge as Salander uncovers more horrific truths about her past.

The series is so well-written, I have always said, that when I finally visit Sweden, I will be sure to look over my shoulder nervously, as if crime awaits at every step. For now though, I have to content myself with nordic noir. I must add that now, I also see Lisbeth as Rooney Mara in my head, although Blomkvist isn’t quite Daniel Craig. Have you watched the movie? Have you read this series? I do recommend both, if you are a fan of fast-paced thrillers.

Musing Mondays (November 11)

My Musing:

This is a repeat post for my new followers
Last night, as I was trying hard to fall asleep, my mind drifted off to thinking about movies that have been made out of books… and my trail of thought landed on all the ones that I’d not read or seen. So, nor have I read these books, I haven’t even seen the movies. Yet.

1. The Chronicles of Narnia

2. Twilight

3. The English Patient

4. The Bourne Series

5. The Godfather

6. Wuthering Heights

7. It’s a Wonderful Life

8. Emma

I have no intention of reading 2. From the rest, I have to get through the books first, so the movies have to wait. Having said that, I’m not a massive movie person. Here are some of the movies that are based on books that I have enjoyed. In all cases, I’ve read the books first

1. Harry Potter series

2. The Lord of the Rings

3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

4. Gone with the Wind

5. Rebecca

6. A Beautiful Mind

7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

8. The Devil Wears Prada

9. Bridget Jones’ Diary

10. A Clockwork Orange

11. The Kite Runner

12. To Kill a Mockingbird

13. The Other Boleyn Girl

14. Memoirs of a Geisha

15. Lolita

16. Like Water for Chocolate

17. The Wizard of Oz

18. The Picture of Dorian Gray

19. The Bridges of Madison County

Musing Mondays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

Describe one of your reading habits.
Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!