The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series Paperback – by David Lagercrantz (Author) [Little Shop of Stories, paperback]
As it goes, the fourth book in the series. I remember reading that he had worked on the fifth book in the series, and possibly the sixth, before he had died. There was all sorts of controversy and rumor, the girlfriend denies there was any further plans for the series.
At any rate, this was an okay continuation. It’s not as good, and no where near enough of the title character Salander. But there’s an evil twin sister of Salander introduced, and it kind of feels like this was a filler novel before getting to the plot Stieg started for the fifth book.
Basically, as good as one has any reason to suspect.
Broken Angels by Richard K. Morgan [Little Shop of Stories, Paperback]
Second book in a good, solid sci-fi series. Good read, but I preferred Altered Carbon a bit. Not too much, though.
Book 30 in week 27: ratio 1.11
Maintaining above 1:1, but losing ground…
Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs Novels) by Morgan, Richard K. [Amazon, paperback, $11.76]
The second book of this series was recommended by Curt, and I got there eventually. But I like to read in order, so I went to the beginning.
Great Sci-Fi. Little bit too much macho-man, indestructible, film-noir, detective-like killing machine in there, but the world building was good enough to forgive the slight cheesiness.
Lockwood & Co. Book Three The Hollow Boy by Stroud, Jonathan [Amazon, paperback, $11.68]
Can’t get enough of this young adult series. Not sure why. Definitely below my reading level, but compelling none-the-less in a Harry Potter sort of way.
Don’t understand why I can’t get my son to try out the series. Someday…
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell [Amazon, Kindle, $11.99]
Fantastic non-fiction on the behind the scenes making of a movie I have never seen. I… still haven’t decided if I want to see it or not. Because I’m kind of scared.
But the character sketch of the creator is compelling, and sad, and riveting. Glad I read about it, even if I never bring myself to see it.
The Coffee Trader: A Novel by David Liss [Amazon, Kindle, $11.99]
I believe this was a Curt rec, largely on my enjoyment of Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle trilogy. It has to do with the fledgling trading markets of Amsterdam, and he was correct… I liked it.
The Serpent of Venice: A Novel by Christopher Moore [Amazon, Kindle, $1.99]
Delightful mind candy as always. A dive into Shakespeare’s characters, mixed together and baked until golden brown.
Can’t miss with Moore.
A House for Mr. Biswas: A Novel (Vintage International) by V.S. Naipaul [Amazon, Kindle, $11.99]
A very engaging novel, full of characters and led by an anti-hero. This is a detailed view of a culture I know little to nothing about, and the oddness of it all was riveting.