October 4, 2010

30 Days, Day 4

Favorite book.

Once again, I can't choose just one. These three are definitely the tops though. They are all big, fat, thick books - Forever and The Host are both over 600 pages and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo at 460 pages. That's nearly 1700 pages of awesome, ya'll. Do yourself a favor and read them all.

Forever by Pete Hamill. Interesting fact about Pete Hamill - he was one of the men who disarmed Sirhan Sirhan after he assassinated Robert Kennedy at The Ambassador Hotel in 1968. The next  Hamill book I will be reading is North River.

The Host by Stephanie Meyer. There are two more books in the works to make this a trilogy and I am am doing the happy dance over that news. Little bit of a disclaimer here, the first 80-100 pages you might be thinking oh screw this, I'm bored to tears but if you stick it out you will be glad you did. Usually if the term 'science fiction' is anywhere near a story, I'm out, but I'm so so happy I read it anyway. Here's a bold statement, it's better than Twilight. Oh yeah, I went there.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. The first in the Millennium series. Once you read this one, it's a given you will want to read the other two in the series, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest. It's a damn shame that Mr. Larsson died in 2004. These three books were published posthumously. There are rumors that most of a fourth book as well as synopsis of the fifth and sixth books in the series are in the possession of Larsson's long time partner. Apparently he planned for a total of 10 books for the Millennium series. 

Tomorrow, favorite quote.


Ordie O. said...

Pete Hamill used to drink in a bar in Manhattan with one of Freddy's friends. Frank McCourt, also. Now there's an author you'd enjoy. Give him a read. Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, Teacher Man. I have a couple of them on CDs read by the author with that beautiful Irish brogue! And at the end of each CD is a frame of Irish fiddle music.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

As I mentioned, trying to get into The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I will keep reading because you said to, but if I don't like it, I'm holding you responsible! :-)