Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


I finally finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. It was really difficult to get into. There were so many backstories and characters that didn't seem to make sense. It wasn't until I was more than halfway through that I was hooked. While I'm no literary snob by any means, I found the prose to be dull. (Was this due to translation? Did anyone else notice this?) I wish I wrote down how many times coffee and sandwiches were mentioned. While it wasn't the worst book I've ever read, and certainly not the best, I think it is worth a read. Be prepared for some heavy topics though. I will be reading the next two books in the series. Here's to hoping for a better outcome (with a less predictable ending)!

6 comments:

Book kitten said...

I agree, the start is sooo boring, the middle is absolutely amazing but I also found the end a bit too long too. The Girl Who Played with Fire is much better as it get's going straight away and I've yet to read the 3rd one...

MJ said...

I have tried reading this book, but couldn't get into it! I know I'll try again, but I'm thinking part of the translation is what's making it difficult and dull in a way...

Anait said...

It took a while for me to grasp all the characters and plot line but, once I did, I loved it. And I've read the next one, too.

I would agree with you that its not the best book I've ever read (as many seem to claim), but it was worth the read, for me.

{lovely little things} said...

I was the same way, the first 70 pages were super slow.

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Ohhh what an intriguing recap Linds; I think I need to read this now despite the slow beginning and dull prose :) It's on my list of books to read hehe Happy Friday love xo

Kate said...

Felt the same way about the first but the girl who played with fire was impossible to put down! happy reading!

xo,
kate

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