Sunday, February 20, 2011
Book Report: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Time for another book report. I've just finished "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." This is a book that has caught on in pop culture. I usually shy away from the books that everyone likes but a good friend sent me her copy and since she liked it I knew I would.
And I did, mostly.
The story was a little convoluted. It's about one very messed up family and unfortunately, these freaks can breed so there are a lot of family members to keep up with. And it's important to keep up with them because, in the end, it does matter. I found myself at the climax of the book having to go back and remind myself who certain people were.
The story also contains a lot of sexual violence that is just not for the faint of heart.
While the characters may have been a little cliche they did have interesting relationships.
The book was originally written in Swedish. You can tell. The translation isn't done very well and I kept itching to go back and clean up some of the grammar. It became a bit distracting.
It sounds like I didn't like the book but I have to say I did enjoy it. Once you get through the first 1/3 of the book it gets very exciting so stick with it! It speeds up. I'll absolutely read the other two books in the trilogy but I won't rush out to get them.