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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Thomas McNamee
Progress: 72/235pages
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

Reading progress update: I've read 80%.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson

I have to say I'm disappointed with this twist. I know it's not the whole story, but it's resolved abruptly and it just seems a bit lame as far as the solution to the murders goes.


I'm talking about Martin Vanger being a serial killer and successor to his father, also a serial killer. Due to the time scale involved, it was fairly obvious that there had to be at least two people in involved. I know we still haven't discovered who murdered Harriet but the fact that Martin just goes off and kills himself (admittedly trying to take out Lisbeth a the same time) was disappointing.


I'm planning on knocking it down a star due to what happened to the cat too. I know I was warned about the brutally of this book and all, but...kitty. And kitty we knew. I could deal with the parakeet and the pigeon and so on but poor kitty. And what's with the disposal of the cat's remains?

(show spoiler)


I'm also not impressed with Lisbeth's propensity to destroy evidence.


I'm hoping I finish this today so I can roll again.