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The Inheritance & Other Stories
Robin Hobb, Megan Lindholm
Progress: 82/400 pages
Cherie Priest
Progress: 109/416 pages
Hope Mirrlees, Neil Gaiman, Douglas A. Anderson
Progress: 146/236 pages
The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories
Don DeLillo
Progress: 34/224 pages
Sane New World: Taming the Mind
Ruby Wax
Progress: 16/256 pages
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
'John Townsend', 'Henry Cloud'
Progress: 69/320 pages

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy Book 1)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson I enjoyed this book but I thought it had some 'structural' problems.The book starts with a financial journalist losing a case for libel and being asked to investigate the 40year-old disappearance of a girl. Help with the former is used as an enticement to do the later. Without giving anything away what happens is that he agrees and so we get a story about family secrets and crime book-ended by a story about financial intrigue. Which feels odd because with at least 100 pages to go it felt like the story was over but we just switched back to the earlier plot to tidy that up.Also the financial story is full of complicated details and a lot of background exposition, whilst the family crime drama is about dark passions and uncovering hidden secrets. So it feels like it takes a long time to get going and a long time to wrap up. The central section though is a pretty good crime thriller. It had that page-turning effect of wanting to know what happened.Overall I enjoyed it but it could have done with some editting.