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DSaff
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Bravo everyone!

I just finished going through posts again, and am excited at the number and thoughtfulness of the posts. This is a great discussion!

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DSaff wrote:

I just finished going through posts again, and am excited at the number and thoughtfulness of the posts. This is a great discussion!


I agree. This is a good discussion. I think everyone is very positive and excited about this book.

 

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Re: Bravo everyone!

Ditto.  Great dialogues!


CAG wrote:

 


DSaff wrote:

I just finished going through posts again, and am excited at the number and thoughtfulness of the posts. This is a great discussion!


I agree. This is a good discussion. I think everyone is very positive and excited about this book.

 


 

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Re: Bravo everyone!


DSaff wrote:

I just finished going through posts again, and am excited at the number and thoughtfulness of the posts. This is a great discussion!


I just finished reading the first section and am ready for discussion. I got the book late, but that was ok. I was a little at the get-go making sure I knew who was who. I made notes, it helped.:smileyhappy:

Again, thank you for this interesting book

Cora

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bookowlie wrote:

tmcb wrote:

Hi this will be my first time participating in First Look. So I got a message that said confirmed. I am assuming that now I just wait for the book to arrive. Then what? And another question, which I probably should of asked prior to this point, but is there any cost or fee to participate? :smileyhappy: Looking forward to doing this First Look thing.


Tmcb,

Welcome to First Look.  I think you will love it!

 

You're right, after  you get the "Confirmed" message, you just wait for the book to arrive.  Paul, First Look manager extraordinaire, usually posts when the books are sent in the mail.  Also, several people post when their copy arrives and where they live.  The books are sent by UPS 2-Day Mail, although I don't think all the copies are mailed out the same day.

 

It's a good idea to keep track of News, Schedules, & Upates.  At some point, a more detailed schedule is posted.  When the discussions begin, I think it can be a bit overwhelming to a newbie.  My suggestion would be to start reading the discussion posts within the first day or two to get a sense of the atmosphere.  If you wait too long, the sheer magnitude of the posts can be overwhelming if you haven't done this before.  If you want to respond to someone's post, either to agree/disagree or just comment that their comments were interesting, first click on "Reply To" on the person's post, then click on "Quote" so that their post will be included with your reply.  Most importantly, don't stress!  We are a nice bunch here and non-judgmental.  There are no right or wrong responses, no wrong opinions.  The great thing about this group is you will always learn something about a book from other's insights and points of view.

 

Sorry if I am rambling a little.  Just trying to pass along some tidbits I learned when I was a

newbie.

 

Carolyn

 

 

 


Such great advice, Carolyn, from another newbie here!  I have noticed how helpful everyone is and have greatly enjoyed the discussions.  What a great group of people!

 

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DSaff wrote:

The badge is a small square with the book's title and First Look. They are fun to add to the blog to get others interested in getting the book. You can find one by looking at this link from the  discussion of "The Poacher's Son."

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/First-Look-The-Poacher-s-Son/A-Custom-Badge-for-Your-Blog-Sit...

 


Atreyu59 wrote:

What is a 'badge for our blog' ?

 

 


 

Dsaff said:

 

                     Do you think we might get a badge for our blogs with this book? 


 


That is so awesome!  I hope they are able to do this again.  I would love to post it to my blog after I finish the book and can review it there!

 

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love2overanalyze wrote:

 

Ha ha. That is so cute! I call my two my "hooligans" but occasionally they act like turds, (however a turd may act...lol)

AIRKNITTER wrote:

What an interesting "handle" you have there. "MomOf2Turds"


 


Thanks a bunch!  I love it!  So memorable, and so true.  I have had a few people get mad about it and jump all over me about it, but the way I see it you have to have a sense of humor to be a parent (otherwise you would go totally insane) and most people, like you guys, love it!  I like being unique that way.  lol

 

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Did I miss something from Rachel about delaying the start of the Part 2 discussion?  No new topics today except questions for the authors?

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Atreyu59 wrote:

Vermontcozy:  No your no the only one who has yet to read Stieg's books.  I don't read or buy because of popular trends, so I have not even pick it up.  I read according to my style & likes pretty much.

This one (Three Seconds) will likely slow me down due to the swedish references and I have no experience with that part nor have much background on the history of the area either. 

 


 

you said

I am probably the only person on our Planet that hasn't read Stieg Larssons Trilogy,but I did learn some swedish a long iime ago so It could help..


I normally don't highly recommend books because they are so personal but you have to read the Stieg Larsonn trilogy.  I initially had a hard time getting into the first book but I posted a "help me" in the community room and one person responded (wish I knew who) to keep pursuing.  It took about 80 pages and then I was permanently attached to the books.  It's on the same order of Three Seconds, equally as good and equally as fast reading.  I don't know anyone who didn't like these books.  I would recommend reading the books prior to seeing the movies.

 

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literature wrote:

 


Atreyu59 wrote:

Vermontcozy:  No your no the only one who has yet to read Stieg's books.  I don't read or buy because of popular trends, so I have not even pick it up.  I read according to my style & likes pretty much.

This one (Three Seconds) will likely slow me down due to the swedish references and I have no experience with that part nor have much background on the history of the area either. 

 


 

you said

I am probably the only person on our Planet that hasn't read Stieg Larssons Trilogy,but I did learn some swedish a long iime ago so It could help..


I normally don't highly recommend books because they are so personal but you have to read the Stieg Larsonn trilogy.  I initially had a hard time getting into the first book but I posted a "help me" in the community room and one person responded (wish I knew who) to keep pursuing.  It took about 80 pages and then I was permanently attached to the books.  It's on the same order of Three Seconds, equally as good and equally as fast reading.  I don't know anyone who didn't like these books.  I would recommend reading the books prior to seeing the movies.

 


My daughter loves his books..and I was caught up reading so many others,I can find the time this summer....Thanks for everyones  thoughts..Susan..

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Vermontcozy wrote:

literature wrote:

 


Atreyu59 wrote:

Vermontcozy:  No your no the only one who has yet to read Stieg's books.  I don't read or buy because of popular trends, so I have not even pick it up.  I read according to my style & likes pretty much.

This one (Three Seconds) will likely slow me down due to the swedish references and I have no experience with that part nor have much background on the history of the area either. 

 


 

you said

I am probably the only person on our Planet that hasn't read Stieg Larssons Trilogy,but I did learn some swedish a long iime ago so It could help..


I normally don't highly recommend books because they are so personal but you have to read the Stieg Larsonn trilogy.  I initially had a hard time getting into the first book but I posted a "help me" in the community room and one person responded (wish I knew who) to keep pursuing.  It took about 80 pages and then I was permanently attached to the books.  It's on the same order of Three Seconds, equally as good and equally as fast reading.  I don't know anyone who didn't like these books.  I would recommend reading the books prior to seeing the movies.

 


My daughter loves his books..and I was caught up reading so many others,I can find the time this summer....Thanks for everyones  thoughts..Susan..


I read book one and could not put it down until I finished it.  I liked it so much that I bought the movie (Swedish version with subtitles) and will watch it when I can sit down and really concentrate.  I bought book two when I bought book one, but friends have said that as soon as you read book two you'll want to read book three, Since it is not out in paperback yet, I'm holding off.    

 

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The discussions look like they are going so well so far! I unfortunately haven't been able to read much because I have been working like a mad woman on a case at work (I work for a law firm) but our deadline was yesterday and now I can finally devote the next few days (which I of course took off from work, lol) to reading. I can't wait to catch up with everyone, but I skimmed through a few of the topics and just wanted to say I'm so excited to join in the discussion finally, there are so many interesting posts already!

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I see that B&N is featuring Three Seconds, 50% off on pre-orders.  It should do very well.  I will certainly spread the word and then can be the proud mama when sales are off the charts.

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Several other Swedish crime authors have been mentioned.  Other than Larsson, which ones are you familiar with and what of theirs would you recommend:

 

Karen Meek (journalist?  author?) Euro Crime

 

Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

 

Val McDermid

 

Quintin Jardine 

 

Ian Rankin

 

Denise Mina

 

Allan Guthrie

 

Stuart MacBride

 

Caro Ramsey

 

(Yes, I'm too tired to go after all the links to their work that I should give you -- and myself.  So be it tonight.)

 

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Peppermill wrote:

Several other Swedish crime authors have been mentioned.  Other than Larsson, which ones are you familiar with and what of theirs would you recommend:

 

Besides those mentioned in the remainder of Pepper's post, one of my favorites is Henning Mankell.  A number of his books have been translated and some of them have already been made into films.  His most recurring character, police detective Kurt Wallender, is a sort of morose person who has become disheartened by the increasing violence in Swedish crime, but the plots are excellent, and the commentary on modern life is gripping. His books are out in paperback and widely available.

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Peppermill wrote:

Several other Swedish crime authors have been mentioned.  Other than Larsson, which ones are you familiar with and what of theirs would you recommend:

 


 

Someone else mentioned Henning Mankell as well -- my coworker is actually from Sweden and adores Henning Mankell, she suggested Mankell's books to me after I read Larsson's trilogy and when she was that I was reading Three Seconds. I have yet to read them, but I've heard many good things. Another favorite of hers that she suggested was Åsa Larsson. Jo Nesbø is a Norwegian author that I've also heard lots of great things about.

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crazylilcuban wrote:

 


Peppermill wrote:

Several other Swedish crime authors have been mentioned.  Other than Larsson, which ones are you familiar with and what of theirs would you recommend:

 


 

Someone else mentioned Henning Mankell as well -- my coworker is actually from Sweden and adores Henning Mankell, she suggested Mankell's books to me after I read Larsson's trilogy and when she was that I was reading Three Seconds. I have yet to read them, but I've heard many good things. Another favorite of hers that she suggested was Åsa Larsson. Jo Nesbø is a Norwegian author that I've also heard lots of great things about.


Another Swedish author that gets high praise is Ake Edwardson. I confess that I have a few of his books that are still in my 'waiting to get to' pile on my nightstand. He also writes crime/detective fiction; I saw a brief interview/discussion of his work on the show 'Sunday Morning' a few months ago. There was a larger spot on the show about the Stieg Larsson-inspired walking tours in Stockholm, and Edwardson was mentioned.

 

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Thanks for the generous and diverse responses to my query about other Swedish (other than U.S.) crime genre writers.  Now we shall see whose TBRs you have expanded!  Certainly added some I will check, although I seldom have read in this genre.

 

Do keep the authors, books, and comments coming!

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Hi,FirstLook "Crime Aficionado's" I have one more to add ,Lisa MarkLund"Red Wolf"her new one out in February,2011..  With many Kudo's from  "Henning ManKell,Kathy Reich and H.Corbin..She Wrote "Prime Time" and some others,,Including" Postcard Killers" Co-written with James Patterson...a Bestseller..I have her on MYTBR...Its part of her Annika Bengtzon , Swedish Crime Reporter.."Red Wolf' takes part in northern Sweden..A great Norwegian Writer Per Petterson"Out Stealing Horses.".,excellent.  " I Curse The River of Time"is his new one.            murderiseverywhere@blogspot.com  is one of my favorite sites..It just has such great Authors European, and Great insight..Just another spin on Crime...100% are Translated and were here on BN Mystery about a year ago. They were so interesting and fun...        

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Though I read the Martin Beck series many years ago, I would highly recommend it. Sjowall and Wahloo are the foundation for all who have come after them. Rosslund and Hellstrom even cited them as being a important influence on them. {interview in Links thread} You might want to check out Karin Alvtegen. I read Missing, and found it interesting.

 

 

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Missing/Karin-Alvtegen/e/9781934609286/?itm=1&USRI=karin+alvtegen