Sunday, September 20, 2009


An amazing designer and a good friend of mine, Frances Schifrin is also an ardent reader (sigh I wish I could have her patience). Here are 3 books she recommends:

+   The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Fantastic book! Has all the elements and more that make it a incredible crime novel. The first 25 or so pages are tough to read. But keep going! It gets so good that you can't put it down. A complex novel, with elements surrounding modern day computer technology, stock markets, and magazine journalism is juxtaposed by finding out about a crime that occurred in 1966. You fall in love with the characters as you battle their journey to unveil the truth.
Frances rates this 3.5 out of 5. (Own it for $16.47).

+   My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Great great book. Jodi Picoult is an unbelievable contemporary writer dealing with tough issues of today. She raises a lot of questions. And each paragraph ends with a profound physiological intensity. The ending without revealing is...
Frances rates this 4 out of 5. (Own it for $19.40)

+   Little Bee : A Novel by Chris Cleave
I was so surprised by this book I had no idea what it was about when I bought it. A story about a little Nigerian girl and her journey of survival. Warning: This is a gut wrenching book filled with sadness and beauty.
Frances gives this book 4 out of 5 too. (Own it for $16.32)

Thanks Caca for your helpful reviews.
+  if you missed Wallander on PBS, read the books - brilliant sleuthing!


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