Friday, January 6, 2012

Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo By: Stieg Larsson

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy Series #1)Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The talk and movie got me interested in this book, confession I will watch Daniel Craig in anything, but I promised to finish the book before seeing the movie - and there should be a Major Warning on both ends - This book involves a graphic rape scene that in all honesty I wondered why was it important to even be included. The book would have flowed without it and being a survivor I had to step away and then return to the book.
The mystery of Harriet Vangar has fallen into the lap of a journalist, Mikael Blomkvist that has recently been discredited in the court of law. The Vangars have a family history that rivals those on Jerry Springer and the skeletons that they hide have taken up floors of their vast homes. To help in the investigation is a brillant, yet under realized, "girl" Lisbeth Salander. Each page I wanted to devor, to uncover more skeletons, to find the who done it I was on pins and needles - yet as I previously wrote, the rape scenes were painful to read I had to put down and come back, how I wish it was not included in the book, but I guess in its own way it allowed the story to progress in the understanding of Lisbeth. I highly recommend this book with caution.

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