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Book reviews and concert previews brought to you by Betsy Burton, co-owner of The King's English Bookshop, and Austen Diamond, producer of 13% Salt. Books & Beats airs Saturdays at 7:35 a.m. and 9:35 a.m. during NPR's Weekend Edition.

Books & Beats: October 10, 2015

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Shook Twins play at The State Room on Friday, October 16th.


Author Stieg Larsson died in 2004, but his most famous creation, genius hacker Lisbeth Salander, lives on in the pages of a new novel—The Girl in the Spider’s Web (Knopf Publishing Group) by David Lagercrantz.  In her review, Betsy Burton says that “Lagercrantz is Larsson’s equal in concocting complex, layered conspiracies, hard to follow but fun to track and intriguing as the pieces begin to fit together.”

Then, Austen Diamond extols the harmonic virtues of twin vocalists.  He’s particularly impressed with Shook Twins.  They’ll be at The State Room on Friday, October 16th.

Crooner Angel Olsen plays at Urban Lounge on Tuesday, October 13th.

On Monday, October 12th, chill-wavers Vacationer perform at Kilby Court.

Tracks heard on this Books & Beats:

1: “Shake” by Shook Twins

2: “Lights Out” by Angel Olsen

3: “Trip” by Vacationer  

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