The Quiet Musings

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’, not worthy of Stieg Larsson

It was five or six years ago that I bought Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy and read them all in less than two weeks. My first encounter with Scandinavian crime mystery that got me hooked, line and sinker. I remember how slow paced Larsson started 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. He took his time to build the characters, the setting...

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The Hunger Games

It's only recently that I read about The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I wasn't really sold on the story, but after reading a couple of good recommendation and not having anything else new to read I decided to gibe book one a try. The Hunger Games is another young adult series, unlike Twilight, The Hunger Games doesn't has...

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The Passage

Regarded as "the" summer read and highly anticipated, The Passage by Justin Cronin is yet another vampire story. But don't confuse it with our hero vampire Edward Cullen. Set in the not so distance future of 2014 we follow an U.S. Army secret test with a virus, death row inmates and a six year old girl. Soon we are taken...

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Our Tragic Universe

Our Tragic Universe is Scarlett Thomas newest book. Revolving around Meg, a commercial fiction writer living in Dartmouth in Devon with her boyfriend. The mood settings resembles her previous book "The End of Mr. Y" a lot, only that one plays in a city and the other in a far less urban environment. Since discovering Scarlett Thomas I have realy...

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Play to Kill

Play to Kill(UK title) by the mother daughter team, P.J. Tracy, is the latest book in their Monkeewrench series. I read the first book of the series, Want to Play?(UK title) about four years ago. A plot involving cops, internet and hackers is just my kind of thing being the geek that I am. Set in the cold city of...

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The Lost Symbol

"The Lost Symbol" is the latest book by Dan Brown, bestselling author of "The Da Vinci Code". The Lost Symbol had some high expectations and in my opinion it surpassed expectations. This book is controversial, not as much as The Da Vinci Code, Da Vinci Code directly questioned the Catholic church and all it stands for. In a world where...

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The Angel’s Game

The Angel's Game(El Juego del Angel) is Carlos Ruiz Zafons second book to be translated after Shadow of the Wind(La Sombra del Viento). In a way The Angels Game is a prequel to Shadows of the wind, but the stories are not linked, only some characters, The Cemetery of Forgotten Books and Sempere bookshop. I read Shadows of the Wind...

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