Friday

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

I’ll be honest, I only picked this book up because it was being offered to me at a great price through amazon.com. I had somewhat heard the hype about it, but I just didn’t think it was something that I would be interested in. Boy, was I mistaken. It did start a little slow so it took me about two days to actually want to get into it (or try to get past the first 100 pgs.), but once I did get into it, it was hard to put down. It was a fast-paced, intelligent, whodunnit mystery. The character of Lizbeth Salander was totally kick-ass. There were some parts that were a bit hard to swallow, but overlooking that, it was a fascinating read. The only thing I wasn’t too big on were all the Swedish words that I know I butchered throughtout the whole novel. So in conclusion, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was all that it was said to be and more. It’s too bad I have to wait ‘till August 09 for the second book in the trilogy, The Girl Who Played With Fire. I can’t wait!

4 comments:

Elle said...

I read this a few weeks back and was pleasantly surprised - I thought it would be a so-so read (made popular merely from the hype surrounding it), but I loved it. 5/5 from me!

I've just checked Amazon and the second book comes out next month for me! Hopefully it will be as impressive as the first.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Thank you for the 100 page heads-up. I usually give a book only 25 pages. Now that I know, I'll stick with it.

Veens said...

YAY! I am so so so Glad u liked it!
I reviewed this only last week :)

I found the same things with the book... once u r in it.. it hard to put down :D

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

This one has been waiting for me to read it for months now....I think it sounds so good!

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