I’m cleaning up the pile of books that I’ve read that’s been sitting on the corner of my desk for months. Today’s entry is “Running Blind” by Lee Child, copyright 2000.
I read this book as part of my continued trek through the Jack Reacher series of books. Unfortunately, it is not one of the better ones. In this one, a serial killer is killing women by drowning them in green paint. Reacher starts out as a suspect, but morphs into investigator mode after he convinces the FBI that he didn’t do it. I never did buy into the actual method behind the murders, but I guess that’s what suspension of disbelief is for.
It’s been a long time since I blogged. I’m paying $11.95 a month for this stupid site so I ought to write something more often. So here is a really short review of a book I read recently.
The book is “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson. I stumbled upon this book at the Walmart. I was looking for something new to read that wasn’t a magazine or technical manual. I figured that if someone went to the trouble of translating it from Swedish to English it might be pretty good. Fortunately, I was right. For a murder mystery, it took a long time to get to the murders, but I think it’s more than a murder mystery. It’s just a good novel that happens to have a murder as part of the plot. Larsson wrote two other books before he died. I’m waiting for them to come out in English paperback translations so that I can read them too.