Friday, April 16, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
This book had me hooked from the first chapter and I read it within a couple of days. I would have probably finished it sooner if it hadn't been for the fact I have kids to take care of! I've been on amazon since then and read the reviews on there. There are lots of five star but there is also a healthy amount of 1 stars. Those were the ones I was most interested in. And what they had to say I also agreed with. There were some problems with the translation and I also felt that there was a lot of extra stuff that had nothing to do with nothing. Such as what the main character ate for lunch. Is it not enough that he just had lunch? Do we need to know exactly what it was? Today I had a breaded ham sandwhich with cheese mayo and mustard on white bread. Do you care? My point exactly. But over looking that I haven't felt this way about a book in a long time. I just was captivated. I had to know whodunit. I had to know how everything was linked together. Some of the other negitive reviewers said the characters were unbelieveable. What I have to say to that is are most fictional characters believeable? Isn't that part of the fun of reading fictional stories? To have fictional characters that we can admire? Think Harry Potter, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Elizabeth Bennett I could go on and on and on. I think Larssons characters are believeable enough to hold their own in a fictional story. If you want believeable characters then read biographies not fictional stories.
The big negitive for me is that it's been made into a movie due to hit screens this year. Why can't the movie people leave good books alone. I think us book lovers should start boycotting movies that have been based on a book!! I just hate it you pick up a book and think 'wow that was good' and then the next day you see a preview for it. What's up with that?
So, now to end my rant I think you should read this book for what it is. A fictional crime mystery novel. Not the greatest book ever written because if you read it with that in mind you'll be disappointed. I typed all that and never really went into what the story is about and I'm going to keep it that way because if you've been living under a rock and haven't heard of this book then I think you should keep it that way until after you read it! I always like reading books with no expectations!
I give it a 10!
PS I can't seem to find spell check on here anymore and so please excuse any spelling errors and if you know where it is please tell me!