Saturday, 15 January 2011

Don't dare to touch the girl with the dragon tattoo...

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT that this book has a brilliant and engaging story. My enthusiasm to finish it was like when I also started reading Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code 6 years ago. Even though the plot was different, my adrenalin to find out the truth is beyond the thermometer reading!

Larsson did a brilliant story and characters that allow readers to be involved, not only to be entertained but also have critical thinking of the situations presented in the story, consequently draw some conclusions from beginning to end. The author tackled some of the most sensitive political and social issues of our society today - fraud, laundeering, rape, molestation, murder, and libel. And most importantly, the story has illustrated the importance of our family values in establishing friendship and relationship, specifically how our faith, loyalty, trust, and honesty played or influenced our relationship with other human beings.

The story was originally written in Swedish and I must say that the translation was straightforward and easy to follow, BUT Ive noticed that there are few words/terms used which were first time I encountered and most of them are Middle or Old English and be added to my vocabulary.

I can't wait to read the sequels, The Girl Who Played Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest and of course to have a complete DVD copy of the films adapted from the book!

"The Stock Exchange is something very different. There is no economy and no production of goods and services. There are only fantasies in which people from one hour to the next decide that this or that company is worth so many billions, more or less. It doesn't having a thing to do with reality ..." - Blomkvist
Note that this is my second purchased ebook from Amazon and it is directly stored to my Amazon Kindle 3G.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Asda (UK) offers £1 books

I WAS SURPRISED TO FIND OUT THAT Asda (UK) is currently offering books at £1! It is unbelievable that this British shop could sell books at the lowest discounted rates (almost 88%). Note that these books are not written by unknown writers but majority of them are still prominent authors nowadays. Check it out at your nearest Asda stores!