03 October, 2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Title: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Author: Stieg Larsoon
Genre: Mystery Fiction
Audience: Adult
Format: Kindle

From Goodreads: The Industrialist - Henrik Vanger, head of the dynastic Vanger Corporation, is tormented by the loss of a child decades earlier and convinced that a member of his family has committed murder.
The Journalist - Mikael Blomkvist delves deep into the Vangers' past to uncover the truth behind the unsolved mystery. But someone else wants the past to remain a secret and will go to any lengths to keep it that way.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Lisbeth Salander, the enigmatic, delinquent and dangerous security specialist, assists in the investigation. A genius computer hacker, she tolerates no restrictions placed upon her by individuals, society or the law.

What I thought:   I've put off reading this because of all the hype surrounding it. I knew I would get to it eventually but was in no hurry. The other week while we were at my in laws, we watched the movie. I enjoyed it, it was a great movie, so I decided to bite the bullet and read the book. I've lost count of the number of people who told me it started slowly, but by the end they couldn't put it down. Unfortunately I didn't find it that engrossing. I did enjoy it, but I kept waiting for the point where I was desperate to read the next page and it never happened. I'm wondering if it's because I saw the movie first and knew what was going to happen? I found I spent much of the book thinking about what they left out and what they changed for the movie. I will read the rest of the trilogy, but as for the moment, I'm in no hurry to get to them.

Recommended for: lovers of crime/ suspense fiction

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