Monday, October 12, 2009

a good book for a rainy day

Right now it is raining cats and dogs in the bay area - the remnant of Pacific typhoon Melor. What better for a rotten rainy day than snuggling up with a huge down comforter and an engaging mystery novel (well that's my plan when I get home from work). Right now I am reading "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson - a Sweedish author who passed away in 2004 with three completed manuscripts not yet published.

I don't want to give too much away, but the book follows a financial journalist and magazine publisher who has just been recently sentenced to a short stint in prison. He is then hired by a wealthy aging industrialist to ghost write his autobiography. However, the true purpose of his employment is to investigate a cold missing persons case involving the industrialist's brother's granddaugher - who went missing more than 3 decades ago.

It is really suspenseful and the kind of book you want to stay up late at night reading - just one more chapter! I highly recommend it. If you let me know, you can borrow it from me when I am done.


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