Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tom's Corner...

Tom reports, "Cynthia just started The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson.

"I'm still on
H. P. Lovecraft: The Ultimate Collection: 101 Stories, 45 Poems (Kindle Edition) (see February 11th). I just finished "The Horror in the Museum" about a waxworks with some strangely realistic demonic figures; "Through the Gates of the Silver Key," an additional chapter in the dream adventures of one of Lovecraft's continuing characters; "Winged Death," a weird murder mystery involving poisonous African flies, and now on "Out of the Aeons," about a museum of antiquities with a hideous mummy presumably up to no good.

"Since I'm reading Lovecraft on a Kindle for iPhone, I have no idea how many pages I've read so far since beginning in October 2009, and granted I read when I can (not often enough, and mostly The Atlantic and New Yorker). I expect this book to take another month. I am surprised more of these haven't been made into horror movies."

About The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo from the author's website:

Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomqvist is hired by Henrik Vanger to investigate the disappearance of Vanger’s great-niece Harriet. Henrik suspects that someone in his family, the powerful Vanger clan, murdered Harriet over forty years ago.

Starting his investigation, Mikael realizes that Harriet’s disappearance is not a single event, but rather linked to series of gruesome murders in the past. He now crosses paths with Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker, an asocial punk and most importantly, a young woman driven by her vindictiveness.

Together they form an unlikely couple as they dive deeper into the violent past of the secretive Vanger family.