Author: Stieg Larsson
Themes/Topics: Family Dysfunction, Murder, Suspense
The only sad thing about this book was that it ended, and quite suddenly: I definitely wanted more! This novel, the second in Larsson's trilogy, was terrific: compelling, surprising, violent, and a joy, just like the first. If you want to delve deeper into the character and drama of Lisbeth Salander, dive in and you will NOT be disappointed. Sadly, the third novel won't be available in English until June. Noooooooooooooooo!
Title: Brave New World
Author: Aldous Huxley
Themes: Genetic Engineering, Freedom, Community
A classic, and a great one at that. The writing isn't the best of all time but the ideas behind it are amazing. Huxley was definitely a man before his time and his creativity amazes me. My personal favorite novel of all time is 1984 so I like Brave New World for the similarities I draw, specifically, both novels shake me out of the complacency of every day life and make me wonder what changes I will see in my lifetime, and if they will be welcome, or horrific.