Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The latest book...

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Still not sure what I think of this one, entirely. Definitely an interesting book, but it took a long time to get going. Some very ugly content as well, which is described with about as much discretion as possible, but certainly not a book for everyone, so take heed before diving in.

That being said, reading the book is a little odd mechanically, as the translation is a bit rough in spots, but an interesting story nonetheless, especially when it does pick up towards the middle. I'm undecided right now about whether to read the sequel...I think some time off from this one would be helpful in order to gain some perspective. But it was a very cleverly-designed story. I just can't see why, as interesting as the book is, it's become a worldwide phenomenon. I guess I'll never understand that.

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