Sunday, August 22, 2010

GBC Book Review: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

I stayed up late last night to finish this one because I knew if I didn't, I'd be back into the work week. No way I was putting this book down so I could fulfill my legal obligation to go to work!

A million people had recommended this book to me before I read it (okay, eight people, but it seemed like a million because it came up in every single book conversation I've had since April) but the thing I remember most about the recommendations was my step-mom telling me "it starts slow as he lines up the cast of characters, but stick with it." I'm the type of person who will stick with a book even when I hate it unless it actually becomes painful to read (*cough*Twilight*cough*)so I didn't really need the advice but I can definitely understand what she meant by it. I'm a huge fan of the old school murder mysteries where it's more about the detecting (think Agatha Christie, I love her 'And Then There Were None') so this was right up my alley. I was trying to figure it out along with the two main protagonists right up until the reveal. Without spoiling it, I will say that there are enough red herrings to really keep you unsure of the final outcome.

I was really happy that there was a little snippet of the next book at the end of this one. Although I would have gladly read the next book with no hesitation, but the little snippet really wet my whistle, so to speak, and I want that next book rightnow!  Oh, Stephanie, my lender of addicting books, I really hope you're home this afternoon...


Nanny Shanny said...

If you think you wanted to read the next book right now, just wait until you've read The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest. I wanted to start the next book right now after that one, except that there is no next book :(

And I totally hear you on the sticking with a book until it's painful to read!

AndreaC said...

I've learned that Stephanie doesn't have the next book. She borrowed it from her sister... so I'm going to have to wait until I can get my hands on it. I've been forced, forced I say, to move onto another item on my list :(