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Friday, February 24, 2012

Feeling like a kid again

A Wind in the Door (Time, #2)A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I first read A Wrinkle in Time when I was in 5th grade and loved it. At the time I don’t think I knew it was the first in a series. Now in my mid-thirties I am finally reading the rest.

L’Engle weaves another fantastic tale with imagination and science. The balance of the universe is at state, stars are disappearing, and something is wrong with Charles Wallace’s farandolae.

I feel like a kid again, getting sucked into L’Engle’s fabricated worlds and found it hard to put down.

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Different style of mystery

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Mikael Blomkvist is part owner of the magazine Milenium and an journalist. When he publishes an article in Milenium exposing Wennerstrom as a crook, Blomkvist is put on trial for libel.

Lisbeth Salander is a free lance researcher for a security company. Henrik Vanger hires the security company to find out about Blomkvist. Vanger wants to know what kind of journalist Blomkvist is before he hires him to investigate the disappearance of his neice 30 years ago. Salander is assigned to dig up everything on Mikael Blomkvist.

Everyone wants to know--is Blomkvist really guilty and what happended to Harriet Vanger.

There were some descriptive violent scenes--so if you're sensitive to that I don't recommend this book. It is not fact-paced, in fact I'd almost call it a laid back mystery. I could tell by the flow that it was written in another language in another country. It was a page turner with some twists but with sufficient breaks that I could put it down from time to time. Definitely interesting and different.

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