Time waits for no one and time moves along with grave robbers and the profit motive. I just started this last night fifty pages and in a long way to go its 430 pages long. Mrs GF picked this up at a Op Shop during a recent Sydney visit.
First I notice that the narrative voice is nothing like the trilogy and its focused on contemporary ideas of Big Brother NSA surveillance, hackers and dysfunctional computer nerds,the impact of the Internet and the decline of quality journalism in its long form and the dumbing down of public discourse, commerce as trophy acquisition and that's just in fifty pages. And through in the obligatory alcoholic journalist pub scene and a few pints of Guinness for good measure, don't the Swedes make stout?
And away we go.
Lisbeth has briefly emerged as a player but not in her own voice yet in the narrative so that is going to be interesting. With another East Cost low and rain predicted all weekend I'll think i'll make headway with this. I have doubts about it but who knows maybe i might be pleasantly surprised. (maybe)