In this week’s Economist magazine there is a very good review of The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. I read the first book in the trilogy some time ago. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Then I was keen to read the 2nd book. The Girl Who Played with Fire.
I could hardly wait for the 3rd and concluding volume. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.
I had to wait about 6 months but it finally appeared on October 1st. It was in the bookshop at Dublin Airport after I checked in for my flight to Boston. It was one of those airport editions – very big and heavy and awkward to hold or carry. I couldn’t resist even though I already had enough reading material already with me. Never mind. I succumbed and read the first bit on my flight. I didn’t get very far and I was so busy during my week in New England that I didn’t have time to get any further. I put it aside, put it in my suitcase, and waited for a more suitable stretch of time. That finally happened a week or so ago and I was gripped. A wonderful book. And a wonderful trilogy. But do try to read them when you have a stretch of time and won’t be interrupted.