Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A "Thriller" That Didn't

The InformationistThe Informationist by Taylor Stevens

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Disappointing! The premise sounded great. After all, as a Librarian I'm eager to see people who can find and make use of information portrayed as exciting and worth reading about. There were so many comparisons to Steig Larsson's heroine that I thought I should read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo first, but it and the others about Lisbeth Salander were on reserve, so I grabbed this one. I had to renew it to have time to finish it - it was not compelling enough to keep me reading fast or voraciously. I eventulally finished it and already am beginning to forget much of it. Too bad because it was so promising. In the meantime I found a copy of ...Dragon Tattoo... but am so turned off by the derivative work that I don't feel motivated to try the Larsson. Sigh.

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