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“The Girl Who’s Paying Our Salaries for the Next Few Months”

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is supposed to the THE hot book of the summer, according to Entertainment Weekly and a bazillion fans. And the New York Times says, “ Independent booksellers, giddy over the bump in sales, said that many customers in their stores are just learning about the Millennium series for the first time. At Powell’s in Portland, Mr. Larsson’s books are selling so quickly — at least 1,500 a week — that the store’s grateful employees have given them a nickname. “We call them ‘The Girl Who’s Paying Our Salaries for the Next Few Months,’ ” said Gerry Donaghy, the new-book purchasing supervisor.”

I was one of the few who did not love The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage). Here’s what I said about it, and author Lee Goldberg, among others, also weighed in. Clearly, we were nearly alone in our thoughts. I wonder if that had to with us both being writers and perhaps more picky?

Bottom line, though, I’m just glad that people are excited about reading.



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