The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo starts out slow and is a dense read, but it kicks into high gear about a third of the way through and keeps you guessing and cringing the rest of the way to the end.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo starts out slow and is a dense read, but it kicks into high gear about a third of the way through and keeps you guessing and cringing the rest of the way to the end.

Freakonomics is a mind stretching experience.  Smart, insightful and great alternative thinking.  I have read it a couple of times so I could hold to more of it.  Also a great site with more follow up content.

Freakonomics is a mind stretching experience. Smart, insightful and great alternative thinking. I have read it a couple of times so I could hold to more of it. Also a great site with more follow up content.

Classic science fiction.  I remember reading this in high school and wishing I could see the actual Ringworld.  This would be a great movie opportunity.  A lot of speculation about a movie being made, but it has never happened.

Classic science fiction. I remember reading this in high school and wishing I could see the actual Ringworld. This would be a great movie opportunity. A lot of speculation about a movie being made, but it has never happened.

American Gods is a great read that challenges the reader.  A dark and surreal juxtaposition of myth and modern society and technology.

American Gods is a great read that challenges the reader. A dark and surreal juxtaposition of myth and modern society and technology.

Confederacy of Dunces was a great read, but it was sad reading it knowing that the book was published after the author's suicide.

Confederacy of Dunces was a great read, but it was sad reading it knowing that the book was published after the author's suicide.

While Crichton can be formulaic in his writing, I really got a great deal of enjoyment from this book.  I'm a sucker for any story about time travel and the swashbuckling was surprisingly captivating.  It's unfortunate that the movie was such a waste of time.

While Crichton can be formulaic in his writing, I really got a great deal of enjoyment from this book. I'm a sucker for any story about time travel and the swashbuckling was surprisingly captivating. It's unfortunate that the movie was such a waste of time.

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