Thriller

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo–Stieg Larsson

I had a problem with this book. Not that I didn’t like the writing or even the characters, my problem was that I just didn’t care. I wasn’t completely wrapped up into their world and excited to read this book once I got started. Everyone (and this happens a lot with books that people tell me I HAVE TO READ IT WAS SO AMAZING BLAHSJDDKJSFKJSDHFKJHDFKJHDSFH FANGIRL SQUEEEEEE) was so up my butt about this book the whole time I was reading it that I just wanted to get rid of it. I loved Lisbeth, I wanted more of her story, I could care less about Mikael and his troubles with the magazine and the financial world and the crime solving, whatever.

All I wanted to know was her back-story and life, and it was like Stieg kept refusing me what I wanted! And then (SPOILER) she gets raped.

Sigh. I’m never going to see the point of adding in a rape in a story, ever. I know it happens in real life, I know it’s meant for shock and awe, and to make you sympathize with certain people in stories. But I will NEVER be able to read a scene like that all the way through without having to put the book down, cry, and try not to think about how this is somebody’s reality somewhere. I don’t read books to be put into real situations. I read to escape reality and when things get a little too real I need to get out of there.

I do have to say: Her revenge was the most amazing thing I’ve ever read in my entire life. I would NEVER do that to another human being no matter what they did to me, but I applaud her. I’m going to read the rest eventually because I like Lisbeth and I was promised more of her life than of Mikaels, so hopefully the rest of the series is good.

Otherwise, I wasn’t a huge fan of this book (even if the rape didn’t happen) and declared ‘No thanks’ on the other books.

We will see, for now I’m working on too many projects.

Constant vigilance.

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2 thoughts on “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo–Stieg Larsson”

    1. That’s all I liked too! I was relieved it was over and I didn’t have to deal with it anymore. Everyone raves about it, and I get why, and maybe I’m just a snob now but I didn’t enjoy it lol

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