A recent read and some book buying mechanisms

Recently, while we were at Crossword, we ended up picking up Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy.

Good read; in spite of the fact that at times the resolutions are a bit too neat and sometimes the descriptions are a bit too graphic and many a times the incidents are a tad too violent for my taste, I found the books unputdownable. All the three have consistently got B+ or B at Complete Review (and many other places online and offline too); I also tend to agree with the assessment of Complete Review.

In case you have not heard before, here is a piece from NYTimes on the circumstances under which these books were written.

On a different note, I recently discovered Flipkart and their Cash-on-Delivery (CoD) service; the great thing about Flipkart is that they also have a good collection of technical books available on their site unlike regular book stores — some of which do offer Direct-to-Home, Cash-on-Delivery services. I have no hesitations in recommending Flipkart site and their CoD service, if you also happen to be a book junkie!

PS: By the way, I also figured out recently that the old style books by VPP service is still being used by some book publishers; I ordered and got Raja Rao’s Chessmaster and his moves and The great Indian way from Orient books using the VPP service. I will write about these two books as and when I finish reading them.

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3 Responses to “A recent read and some book buying mechanisms”

  1. Jayan Says:

    So, you too into the “The Girl Who…” bandwagon.:) Interestingly, Nordic countried churn out nearly 80% of the crime thrillers..

  2. Guru Says:

    Yes! By the way, what is your take on the series?

  3. Jayan Says:

    Haven’t read any. But not really keen. I happen to read a lot of ‘like minded’ friends feedback, which wasn’t very positive. Now that, you seems to have liked it…. I might try one of them.

    Incidently, I read another Scandinavian crime fiction, from Denmark recently, ‘The Library of Shadows’, fallen for the name. Wasn’t impressed.

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