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I finally got back to reading a little fiction after the timeout I took to get up to speed on the GMO issue. I just finished Stieg Larsson Millennium Trilogy and liked it a lot. All three books are excellent with great characters, and enough twists and turns to keep any mystery fan enthralled. I'm always a little sad when I finish a book I really enjoy, so here I am again, the worst place in the world, between books.

The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo

The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest

Disturbing new questions have been raised about the role of doctors and other medical professionals in helping the Central Intelligence Agency subject terrorism suspects to harsh treatment, abuse and torture.

Six weeks after being transplanted, genetically modified trees developed through the science of "cisgenics," at left, are growing substantially taller than a control group, at right. This research program at Oregon State University is moving genes from very similar or identical plant species, as an alternative to the more traditional "transgenic" approach to genetic modification. (Photo courtesy of Oregon State University)

Forestry scientists at Oregon State University have demonstrated for the first time that the growth rate and other characteristics of trees can be changed through "cisgenics" - a type of genetic engineering that is conceptually similar to traditional plant breeding.

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a good friend of mine, a lady of very high intelligence and excellent tastes in literature highly recommended the larsson books to me, she was very taken with them, though i haven't had the chance yet to check them out. she too described her sadness upon finishing them, heightened by-if i remember correctly?- larssons untimely death either just before or just after completing the 3rd one.

like they say about land- "buy it now, they're not making any more".

Glad to hear you had a great time reading Larsson's Millenium. Let me tell you, it was a real pleasure to read the trilogy all over again! Lisbeth Salander is such an unforgettable character. Her duet with Michael B. is quite a story. And Larsson, by creating the media/intelligence services/hacking background for his thriller has written a full-fledged advocacy of freedom and (true) democracy.

I too just finished Stieg's trilogy -what amazingly fast reads given their size. I did wonder if three separate titles were necessary as "the girl" was the same throughout - I think The Girl Who Was The Hornet's Nest might be apt ;)

They certainly were quick reads I went through all three of them in a week. It must have been something like a total of 1800 pages. It really is a shame the author died, I want more.

Yes, it was basically 2 nights per book for me as well. Rumor has it that his partner has a mostly complete 4th book.

I'll be looking for it, if you hear anything more please email me.


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