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Wednesday, 2 March 2011


I have just finished reading The Millennium series by Stieg Larsson. A lot of my friends had read it and enjoyed it yet fellow librarians did not recommend it. I thought I would read it and see for myself. To be honest im not really sure what I thought of it. The first book in my opinion was the best, I felt the other books especially the last one just sort of plodded along. I struggled with the multitude of characters, most of whom were never really developed enough, just sort of thrown in as a bad guy for the 'heroine' to come up against.

Im glad I read the books but I wont be rush to read them again.

Currently I am working my way through the Catalyst book list. The Catalyst Awards are held in North Lanarskhire every year and I have just joined the commitee so I am trying to get through the books I havent read yet. So far the stand out for me are:

  • Unhooking the Moon - Gregory Hughes
  • Out of the Shadows - Jason Wallace
Check out the awards at -


  1. I have read two of the Stieg Larsson books but not the last although I intend to, I think they are like Marmite, you either like them or hate them, have you seen the films ? What did you think of them ?

  2. Hi, I really enjoyed the trilogy, but thought the second one was the weakest. Not great literature, but good compulsive reads! For me they provided a gateway to other Scandinavian fiction in translation and I've particularly enjoyed 'The true deceiver' by Tove Jansson (yes, she of the Moomins). I recently set up a display of Nordic Noir fiction, and it has proved very popular!