Cult Books (and their often-inevitable film adaptations)

It’s interesting, sometimes, to take mental notes of the various books that slide by the Circulation Desk, and out into the homes and onto the night-stands and transient book-shelf-spaces of Ferndale readers – especially when certain books mimic yo-yo’s in their circulatory propensity.

One such book (or set of books) recently caused a stir – that of the late Swedish author Steig Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy – i.e. “the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo…”

Which, lo-and-behold, despite (or inspired by) a set of Swedish film adaptations, is still getting an Americanized (and I don’t necessarily mean that word desparagingly) version…


And, –here’s a fun list: Online Colleges(.net) ranked the top 10 books with “Cult-like followings” – (and the “Girl” only made it in, at #

10. Sookie Stackhouse series – by Charlaine Harris


9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo / Millennium Trilogy – by Steig Larsson


8. The Da Vinci Code – by Dan Brown


7. Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan


6. The Chronicles of Narnia – by C.S. Lewis


5. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – by Douglas Adams


4. Lord of the Rings trilogy – J.R.R. Tolkien


Who made the top 3?



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