Craig Larson
  • 58, Male
  • Osseo, MN
  • United States
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
About Me:
Librarian at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. I like to read (primarily mystery, but also science fiction and horror), watch television and movies, bicycle, inline skate, run, and downhill ski. I'm a member of both the Dorothyl (where I first heard about Crimespace) and Rara-Avis mystery listservs, and spend time at the Goodreads site as well.
I Am A:
Reader, Librarian
Books And Authors I Like:
Authors: Tim Powers, James Ellroy, James Lee Burke, Joe R. Lansdale, Michael Connelly, Stephen King, Laura Lippman, George Pelecanos, Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, Dennis Lehane, Charlie Huston, Adrian McKinty, James W. Hall, Carl Hiaasen, Donald E. Westlake, Nevada Barr, Elmore Leonard, etc.

Books: The Stress of Her Regard, Last Call, On Stranger Tides, The Shining, 'Salem's Lot, The Stand, The Black Dahlia, LA Confidential, The Big Nowhere, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, etc.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Movies: Brazil, The Matrix, The Road Warrior, Aliens, Blade Runner, 12 Monkeys, Chinatown, Night Moves, The Long Goodbye, The Late Show, Twilight, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, Children of Men, 300, Near Dark, Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac, Dawn of the Dead (original AND remake), Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Human Nature, etc.

TV shows: Veronica Mars, Lost, 24, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, Dexter, Battlestar Galactica, The Wire, The Sopranos, The Shield, Rescue Me, Nip/Tuck, The Office (both US/UK), Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Simpsons, Rome, Carnivale, Deadwood, The X Files, Millenium, Twin Peaks, etc.

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Craig Larson's Blog

First new post in awhile

It's a new year and I'm still in the midst of Dennis Lehane's The Given Day, the book I took with me to read on the plane to and from Australia (my wife and I took a trip there over the Christmas holidays, to visit my sister in Melbourne). I didn't do quite as much reading as I thought I might--too many other activities, including trips to Phillip Island, the Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles, and several trips into downtown Melbourne on the train. I also got in a couple of very nice… Continue

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 3:30am

Been awhile since I visited here...

so sorry if anyone's been coming to my page and wondering why it's not updated. I've been spending a lot of my time over at lately. I haven't been able to read as much as in the past (last year, I'd read 30 books by this time; this year, a disappointing 14!), so that may be part of it. Plus, busy at work. The most recent book I read (and loved) was Nevada Barr's Winter Study, which marks a return to Isle Royale for her park ranger heroine, Anna Pigeon (an earlier book, A Superior… Continue

Posted on May 9, 2008 at 4:02am

My July Reads...

I didn't have quite as productive a month of reading in July as in June (10 books!), but here is what I read and what I thought of it:

Michael Connelly. The Overlook.

I enjoyed the book, though it was certainly lesser Connelly, befitting its original status as a serial novella in the New York Times (or wherever). It's always nice to spend some time in the company of Harry Bosch and friends, though this really was a rather slight book. Looking forward to a Bosch novel… Continue

Posted on August 3, 2007 at 6:38am

Recent Reads

It's been awhile since my last post (if anyone cares) and I've gotten in a number of books. First up, Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher novel, Bad Luck and Trouble. I can remember the first Reacher I read, not that long ago, Persuader. I actively hated that book, but I stuck with Child and I've loved all the books since (still have to go back some time and read the first 4-5 in the series) and this one is just as good. Followed this up with the latest Dortmunder novel, Donald E.… Continue

Posted on May 30, 2007 at 1:41am

Current Reading

I read and enjoyed thoroughly Craig Johnson's third Walt Longmire mystery, Kindness Goes Unpunished. Normally, I don't like it when a series I read largely for the settings moves, as this one does, replacing Wyoming with Philadelphia for most of the action. But I think it works here, as Johnson gives us an outsider's/visitor's glimpse of a city that is both welcoming and threatening. Still, I can't help but hope the action returns to Wyoming next time out.

Next up was What… Continue

Posted on May 4, 2007 at 8:36am

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At 9:38pm on June 15, 2007, HappyRuby said…
You certainly have access to plenty of books in your position. Have you read The Heart Shaped Box yet?
At 12:27am on May 8, 2007, Barbara Fister said…
Duh!! Read too fast, thought "Hennepin County ..." sorry about that. Hope you have fun anyway :o)
At 1:02pm on May 5, 2007, Barbara Fister said…
Nice to see another librarian here - and sorry it's taken so long for me to get over to your nook here at crimespace. I work down in St. Peter - but academic librarians don't have nearly as much fun as you public types.

You liked Brazil too! My friend for life!!
At 3:50am on April 12, 2007, Michael Koryta said…
Thanks for the note, Craig. Good to meet you. Appreciate the kind words on the books.
At 1:33am on April 12, 2007, Bev Vincent said…
Glad to hear you've been reading News from the Dead Zone! Did you know there's also an online version of it at
At 7:22am on April 10, 2007, Dianne Day said…
I recognized your name from DorothyL. It's nice to be able to see photos here, and to learn a little more about people. Go librarians!
At 1:56am on April 3, 2007, Jannie Balliett said…
Hi Craig,

Thanks for the invite. I envy you being a libraian and having a whole library selection at your finger tips! I know what you mean about being disappointed about some loose threads being left to dangle in the end, but sometimes it happens but usually for a sequel.
At 5:34am on April 1, 2007, Angie said…
Hi & welcome, Craig! Looks like you know how to keep busy - and have great taste in books & movies. Wow, Brazil was such an amazing film...gave me freakin' nightmares the first time I saw it. Takes a lot to do that!
At 2:09pm on March 31, 2007, Bill Peschel said…
Thanks for the invite. Lansdale writes a great series. Glad to encounter a fellow fan.
At 6:34am on March 31, 2007, Mark Troy said…
Hi Craig,

Thanks for the invitation. Any Lansdale fan is all right in my books. I look forward to getting acquainted.

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