Monday, September 13, 2010

The Millennium Trilogy

The library book group will discuss Stieg Larsson's The Millennium Trilogy tomorrow night at 7:30 pm. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the two sequels, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest,  have been huge international bestsellers since their initial publication in 2005. Amazon announced in July 2010 that Larsson was the first author to sell over 1 million books in the electronic format for Amazon's Kindle ebook reader. The Telegraph reports that  "Larsson could become the biggest-selling translated author ever." The upcoming American remakes of the Swedish movie are predicted to continue to stimulate sales of the trilogy. Random House's profits have soared, increasing by a billion dollars in 2010 so far, thanks to it's ownership of the U.S. rights to the books. Libraries can't keep the copies on the shelf;   the nine copies of Tattoo owned by BHPL have gone out a total of 112 times and currently have 5 holds (reserves).

For a thorough summary of the book, take a look at Shmoop's recap.

1 comment:

John said...

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson is the best in the trilogy, though the first one was also extremely interesting, it's only the second which appeared slightly outlandish to me