Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
By Stieg Larson

608 pages
16 hours and 19 min listening time

Grade B

On Tuesday I was very excited because it looked like I was going to be finishing this book, the same day I started it. Well when I was 8 minute from my iPod saying I was done, I thought, there is no WAY the author can sum this book up in 8 minutes. Well I was right. When I got home, I realized that only HALF THE BOOK had downloaded on my iPod. So I downloaded the second half and finished it this morning.

The first 45 minutes of the book was incredibly boring. I really struggled. I almost turned it of and not starting again. I read a review on a book discussion board that I partake in and everyone said if you could get through the boring financial parts the rest of the book is amazing. And I agree. The rest of the book was incredible. I am usually not one for murder mysteries, but this one was great.

There are so many sub-stories that eventually turn into one story. I really liked how the author kept you going the whole time. My favorite character was Elizabeth. She is an incredibly strong character. She has an undiagnosed condition, possibly a form of Asperger syndrome. She is just a really cool character, and she is also, the girl with the dragon tattoo.

I did not like the end. Not one freaking bit. but I really did like the book, but the ending, and I mean the very ending, like the last 5 minutes of it, I hated.


acdc080109 said...

I've heard a lot about this book. Thanks for the review!

Anonymous said...

now this sounds like my kind of book murder, mystery..tkx...yr mom