Monday, September 27, 2010

Book Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

I just finished Steig Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Finally!! My friend Meghan picked it for us to read together, and if it wasn't for that I would not have finished it. It took me over 250 pages to get into the book. In the end I did like it, I just thought the first 250 or so pages were useless-the events in those pages definitely set the stage for the later half of the novel, but I honestly think they could have been written in like 20 pages!! I was also extremely bothered by typos and grammatical errors that I will hope are related to the fact that this book was translated from Swedish.The worst offender? I borrowed the book from a friend and she kindly left the jacket at home (I can't stand reading hardcovers with the jacket on) and on the spine of the book Larsson's name is written: Larrson. Nice.
I don't think I'll write more than this because I will be discussing it with Meghan-but I will say I do plan on watching the movie (The original version with English subtitles!).

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