Really short book review: “Running Blind”

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.

Really short book review: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

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.