The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Stieg Larsson is the third book in The Millennium series and has been eagerly awaited by the book club. We all read the first book – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and circulated it speedily, the second book – The Girl Who Played With Fire – was devoured equally speedily and then we had the wait until the third book was available in English (translated from the Swedish).
The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest has been released as a movie and it’s well worth viewing. It’s one of those movies where the transition from book to film was not a backward step and either medium could be enjoyed without the other.
Another Swedish crime writer who has her books translated into English is Camille Lackbeck – her latest novel is The Stone Cutter. Local Detective Patrik Hedstrom is called to the site of a drowning, a little girl has been found caught up in a fisherman’s net. Enquiries into her death soon prove that she did not die by drowning in the sea and it becomes a murder investigation.
One Red Paperclip : the story of how one man changed his life one swap at a time by Kyle Macdonald – the story behind what happens when Kyle decides to see what he can get for one red paperclip. One red paperclip, a dream, and a resume to write. And bills to pay. Oh, and a very patient girlfriend who was paying the rent while he was once again “between jobs.” Kyle wanted to be able to provide for himself and his girlfriend, Dominique. He wanted to own his own home. He wanted something bigger than a paperclip.
So he put an ad on Craigslist, the popular classifieds website, with the intention of trading that paperclip for something better. A girl in Vancouver offered him a fish pen in exchange for his paperclip. He traded the fish pen for a doorknob and the doorknob for a camping stove…and he was on his way.