Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Lisbeth Salander, Girl of Girls

If you've been living under a rock, and haven't either read about this author and these two novels (and the third, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, coming out 10/1 in Britain and 10/31 in the U.S.), I'm hear to preach to you, son, so hold out your hand and close your eyes and ask the ghost of Stieg Larsson to touch you and deliver his novels unto you.

Haven't been this enthralled by novels in forever. I’m addicted, it’s like mind-meth.

Will try to write about it , trying to figure out why there is something so exceptional abour his style, the clean white room of the Swedish speaking soul , the way all the characters seem to sound like emotionless Swedish detectives, the level of bureaucratic detail Larsson so effortlessly effects.


Michael Drayne said...

I am said you would elaborate, and I keep checking back. Doesn't seem like my kind of thing but that is awfully high praise...

Sean Enright said...

at first I read your comment as meaning "it's awfully high praise to say something is not my kind of thing..."

but who knows when I’ll get back to that thread

reiterating: can’t recommend the both of them highly enough. not my cup of tea at all – initially – but once I fell in, I fell all the way down.

exhaustively interesting plotlines. no wasted characters. no false notes. I crap you negative. give it a try!