Lisbeth Salander Withdrawal?
Nan Talese stayed up late last night to finish reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson. Closing the cover on the final book of the Millennium Trilogy left her exhilarated, but dejected, too. There will be no new books. Talese remembers when she published The Prince of Tides, her first book with Pat Conroy and was asked by readers what to read next. She finally came up with Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee—it was completely different but it had the power. So what are Larsson fans to read next? For those who are currently suffering Salander withdrawal, Talese recommends the sensational thriller, In Free Fall by Juli Zeh, the most brilliant young writer in Germany today. It’s a gripping international bestseller that fuses an ingenious detective tale involving two physicists, a kidnapping, a murder and a detective with stunning, cinematic storytelling. The New York Observer remarked, “Although totally overlooked, this is one of the best books of the year.” Check it out.