Saturday, 12 February 2011

Insomniacs Unite!

The monster has struck again, and so rather than laying there staring at the ceiling, in the 
early hours of the morning I have jumped into this.

An amazing book

Which is a happy place to be. And it sure beats attempting to close your eyes and dive into the darkness with an empty mind, because you can't get Rhianna's "Only Girl (In the World)" out of your head. This book, which is the second of the Millenium trilogy, is just as gripping as the first book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

There certainly is something to be said about Swedish crime fiction. I don't know why but I imagine efficiency and Ikea furniture and clogs (as in shoes) and pigtails when I think of Sweden, like it's a place where no bad things can happen. Like it's a pink, fluffy world.

But it is not a pink, fluffy world. In Stieg Larsson's fictional mind it all that self-assembled Ikea furniture is just a pleasant but misleading facade.

I highly recommend it.  For insomniacs and non-insomniacs alike.

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