Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Girl who Played with Fire

The Girl who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson

656 pages
18 hours and 38 minutes listening time

Grade B

I enjoyed this book, however, I totally liked the first book in the series much better. I didn't really feel like this book ended well. It kinda just cut off. All the action happened in the end of the book like within the last hour. There was about 5 chapters in the beginning that probably could have been deleted giving the author more time to wind the book down at the end.

I am not saying I like a book that drags for the last 5 chapters, but I am saying that I hate when a book is all "And the main character runs into the house guns and golf clubs flailing and hits the main villain over the head causing major skull damage. Then all of a sudden the main villains BFF blows up the nearest car, almost killing the main character. As the main character throws a nuclear bomb into the mix, her and her lover escape the scene without a scratch, and live happily ever after."

I really loved how the book progressed though. Once I got passed the first 5 or 6 chapters, I was really into it, and could not put it down. I stayed up until 12:30 the other night reading it (I listened and read this book). I loved the crime solving, although I am not a murder mystery book type of gal.

Good book, but I did like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo better. I kinda feel like this author just rushed through this book kinda like how Stephenie Meyer did on Breaking Dawn, except there isn't any crazy half vampire spawn with stupid names involved.


Candy said...

After reading your recent reviews, I think I may read Jane Eyre again (after I finish the next 3 Louise Penny novels:)

Keep reading/listening, Randi!

Anonymous said...

this one doesn't sound like one i will read, besides i have to get caught up in the twilight series...thank you very much...yr mom