Friday, May 23, 2008

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - excerpt

The US edition of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is still a few months away (September) but you can have a peak at the intriguing prologue and first chapter on the Borzoi Reader site. It begins:
It happened every year, was almost a ritual. And this was his eighty-second birthday. When, as usual, the flower was delivered, he took off the wrapping paper and then picked up the telephone to call Detective Superintendent Morell who, when he retired, had moved to Lake Siljan in Dalarna. They were not only the same age, they had been born on the same day – which was something of an irony under the circumstances. The old policeman was sitting with his coffee, waiting, expecting the call.
Read the rest of the excerpt, here.

Also read the Euro Crime review of the UK edition by Quercus which came out in January.

And if you can't wait until September then there's always the UK's The Book Depository which offers free shipping worldwide...

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