Carlos Ruiz Zafón – The Prince of Mist

The Shadow of the Wind is one of those books that I absolutely loved, and although my second experience with Zafón didn’t have quite the same happy ending, the desire to read his works didn’t really come to a complete halt. I picked up The Prince of Mist, a book aimed at children, at Greenwich […]

Jussi Adler-Olsen – Mercy

It’s been a fantastic weekend, with Sunday seeing me curled up in bed for the better half of the day, with this fantastic thriller, and a big bag of M&Ms. For me, it’s kind-of hard to imagine that Scandinavia has a dark underbelly. What with the strong economy, the idyllic fjords and the breathtaking mountains, […]

Jeff Lindsay – Dexter By Design

…And yes, Dexter’s back on my blog, after what seems like absolute ages. I’ve had the fourth of the Dexter books on my shelf for over a year, and that in itself surprises me, as I lapped up the first three books in the series in about a week. Yes, I did enjoy them that […]

Stieg Larrson – The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest

This is the third and final book of the Millennium trilogy, and I’m almost annoyed that there will be no more novels of Lisbeth Salander or Mikael Blomkvist on my reading list again. The final book in the trilogy opens with Lisbeth being shot several times in the head, after she attempted to kill her […]

Daphne Du Maurier – My Cousin Rachel

For twenty four years, Daphne Du Maurier has eluded me, and I’m still trying to figure out how! I read Rebecca earlier this year, and loved it, which led me to pick up My Cousin Rachel. Surprise, surprise! I loved it as well. My Cousin Rachel is narrated by Philip Ashley, who was orphaned at […]

Stieg Larsson – The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played With Fire is the second book in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, starring Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. The tables have turned though, and while last time Mikael was on the wrong side of the law, this time it’s Lisbeth. Lisbeth has had her share of trouble with the law before, but, […]

Steig Larsson – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has dominated the bestsellers’ chart this year, and the Swedish author has received much acclaim posthumously (Larsson died of a heart attack at the age of just fifty). It first came to my attention about a year ago (February 2009), and I added it to my ever-growing list, […]

Natsuo Kirino – Out

Desperation leads one to do strange things; things one would not do under normal circumstances – things one would not even consider. This is the essence of one of the bleakest books I’ve read this year: Out. Natsuo Kirino’s bestseller follows four women working in a bento-box factory, who turn their lives upside down, as […]

Jeff Lindsay – Dexter In The Dark

Dexter In The Dark is the third book in Lindsay’s gripping series, and this one has probably been my favourite so far, which is saying a lot, since I’ve lapped these books up faster than a starving cat laps up a bowl of milk. Dexter (of the “Deadly Dimples”) finds himself engaged to Rita, accidentally, […]

Jeff Lindsay – Dearly Devoted Dexter

I’m going through a bit of a Dexter phase at the moment. I blame it on the fact that these are borrowed books, and I hate hanging on to borrowed books for too long. Plus, these books are seriously addictive, and keep you hooked on for dear life. Dexter is charming, charismatic, and committed – […]

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