Wednesday, October 15, 2008

GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson


I hadn't read a mystery/thriller in awhile when I came across this posthumous book by Swedish author Stieg Larsson. This international bestseller was very engrossing. The first fifty pages or so got a little bogged down in a description of a libel case. I almost gave up. Once the mystery got introduced, however, I was hooked. I must warn you..this book is not for the faint of heart. There is a great deal of violence towards women and gruesome depictions of sadism. I couldn't put it down, though. After the resolution of the mystery, the story gets bogged down once again in the libel case. I can't understand the reasoning behind such a clunky plot device. I still enjoyed the book, however, and look forward to the release of the next book in the trilogy.

2 comments:

Literary Feline said...

I've had my eye on this one for awhile now. It sounds good, even with the slower bits. Thanks for the warning, Amy! Great review!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Thanks for the review and warning. I can't stomach all that, so now I know not to read it. Appreciate the honesty.