‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ in People

Immediately after finishing the post on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I got the new issue of People (8/29 double issue; best and worst dressed on the cover) and found they’ve reviewed Girl as well, giving it three out of four stars. They call it “The biggest Swedish phenom since ABBA,” but say it’s

Too predictable to make you lose sleep, Tattoo is nonetheless diverting enough to make it worth your while.

Faring better in People is A Guide to the Birds of East Africa, getting 31/2 outof a possible four stars;

If you are a fan of Alsexander McCall Smith’s, you’ll find Drayson’s knowing sprightly wirting just as entertaining…

As I mentioned earlier, we’re tracking reviews and book coverage in People as part of our continually-updated Consumer Book Coverage (to the left, under “Pages”). People does not post their book reviews on their Web site (although they do offer a look at PEOPLE’S 10 Best Dressed Stars of 2008 ).

A Guide to the Birds of East Africa

Nicholas Drayson

  • Hardcover: $22; 208 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; (September 18, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0547152582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547152585

Book-related movies:

People gives The Duchess (see trailer) gets 3 out of four stars (great line — Keira Knightly “acquits herself admirably but does much of her acting with her eyebrows.”) The movie, opening on Friday, is based on Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman.

Tie-in edition:

The Duchess

Amanda Foreman

  • Paperback: #15.95; 512 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (August 19, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0812979699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812979695

This edition, with sticker, “Soon to Be the Major Motion Picture, The Duchess” is also available:

Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire

Amanda Foreman

  • Paperback: $15.95
  • Publisher: Modern Library (January 16, 2001)
  • ISBN-10: 0375753834
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375753831

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