Book Review: Jericho’s Fall

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My most recent read was Jericho’s Fall by Stephen Carter.  I loved his book The Emperor of Ocean Park  and I gave it a rating of four stars on Goodreads.com. 

I have to admit that I was somewhat disappointed in this book.  As another reviewer wrote, “NOTHING HAPPENS!”  I have to agree with that reviewer.  I just kept waiting for the book to take off, but it never did.  There was one big surprise for me toward the end, but all in all it was just okay.

Now, I did give the book three hearts.  I wouldn’t say not to read it at all, just that if you did read The Emperor of Ocean Park you will probably be disappointed in this book.

Book Details:   Published by Knopf (July 14, 2009), 368 pages, ISBN-10: 0307272621, ISBN-13: 978-0307272621

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Book Review: The Girl Who Played With Fire

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I just finished Stieg Larsson’s book The Girl Who Played With Fire and loved it!  I liked it so much that I immediately posted this review.

This book is the second in a series.  The first book in the series, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,  introduces Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist.  Lisbeth is a strange character and in the book we learn that she most likely has Asberger’s syndrome (a form of autism).  This makes her an especially interesting heroine!  Mikael Blomkvist is a journalist and friend of Lisbeth’s.  Although as the story opens, it seems that Lisbeth is not fully aware of Mikael’s high regard for her…

Stieg Larrson died in 2004 after delivering the manuscripts for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest.  The final book is not in print yet in the United States.  If you can read Swedish, you are good to get a copy and enjoy, but you will have to wait awhile for the english version of the third book.

Update:  The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest is set to be released in May 2010 in the United States.

Book Details:   Published by Knopf, 512 pages, ISBN-10: 0307269981, ISBN-13: 978-0307269980