Nic ~ The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

21 09 2009

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo ~ Stieg Larsson

dtWell, all the cool kids were doing it.

September 21 – I could not get a good handle on this book.  Every time I tried to get into it, I found myself kind of bored and unitersted instead.  Kim urged me to push onward and promised that it did indeed pick up.  And it’s not that I doubt her, I believe her.  It’s just that life is short and times-a-wastin, so I dumped this book for now with intentions of picking it back up in a later time when I want to take a crack at it again and I have the time and energy to actually give it a half-assed try.  You know.  Like what some nameless boy might have done to me at some point in time.  You know who you are.


KimN ~ The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

6 09 2009

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ~ Stieg Larsson

dtAug 20 ~ Truth be told, I don’t really know what this book is about BUT… its a bestseller and it was highly recommended to me.  Here goes nothing!

Aug 30 ~ Since this book is taking me a while to get through (I am about half way in to the 800 or so pages) I thought I’d give  a little update.  It took me about 150 pages before I really got in to this book.  The first 150 pages basically introduced the central and supporting characters, and in my opinion, dragged it out a little too long before digging in to the guts of the story.  The guts, however, are so far very intriguing.

Since starting this novel and first hearing about Stieg Larsson I have also learned that he actually died in 2004.  I was very confused becuase his next book The Girl Who Played With Fire was just released.  And apparently there is a 3rd book in the series that will likely be released sometime in the near future.  From what I have read so far the literary world has suffered a great loss – at least I have 2 more books to read still!

All right… I’m off to the patio to continue reading this book now!

Sept 4 ~ I finished this book on Friday night.  This was a long and complex novel.  There are probably lots of things I could say about it, so I’ll try to sum it up for you!  If you start this book and you feel like its moving a little slow, just keep going – it gets better and better as it starts speeding towards the finish.  It also gets a little creepy and disturbing, as Blomkvist & Salander (the 2 unusually coupled heroes of the novel) piece together the answers to the disappearance of Harriet Vanger 30+ years ago.  There are so many facets to this novel that are not even suggested by the little summary blurb on the back.  It is definitely worth reading, but be prepared for the creepy/disturbing bits to suprise you when they suddenly come up.