Monday, September 6, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson Book Review
Once you start The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, there's no turning back. This debut thriller--the first in a trilogy from the late Stieg Larsson--is a serious page-turner rivaling the best of Charlie Huston and Michael Connelly. Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is extended by an old-school titan of Swedish industry. The catch--and there's always a catch--is that Blomkvist must first spend a year researching a mysterious disappearance that has remained unsolved for nearly four decades. With few other options, he accepts and enlists the help of investigator Lisbeth Salander, a misunderstood genius with a cache of authority issues. Little is as it seems in Larsson's novel, but there is at least one constant: you really don't want to mess with the girl with the dragon tattoo. --Dave Callanan
My review of this book:
I read this book for the mystery bookclub I am in. This book is out of the genre I would usually read, but I'm glad I did. Everyone told me the first 125-150 pages were boring but keep going and then the book really gets interesting. I found this book to be interesting right from the beginning. There is alot of description in this book, maybe thats why there was such negative feeling from some people, but I love books with alot of description. This book definitely has alot of things happening in it!! I am so glad I am not a member of the Vanger family-LOL!! They are all so dysfunctional! Lisbeth Salander, is one strong and tough young woman. I really enjoyed the intrigue in this book and all the mystery unravelings!
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!