We've all been reading The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson's soon-to-be-released titillating book, the second in the Millenium Trillogy. Once again you'll be on the edge of your seat wondering what Salander is going to do next, or in fact what can't she do? She is our ultimate moral, feminist, genius anti-hero.
Other great reads lately include The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. This novel is about love, prejudice and personal casualties during the war on terror stemming from 9-11. The novel complexifies one Pakistani man's experience in the United States exploring his memories both before and after the attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York. It's a fascinating story that tells like Kalil Gibran's The Prophet.
Finally a reflection on The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. Delicious and complex.
That's all for now.
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