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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
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Dec 05, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: contemporary-literature
Read from December 05 to 26, 2010

When starting this book, everyone (even down to the book store clerk) told me that it started slow and finished strong - that I would have to push through the first 100 to 150 pages. Well, I have to agree that the end of the book is better than the beginning, I never had trouble picking up this one.

I also have to say that I've never really read a "crime thriller" before. This one was intriguing enough, though, that I'd consider reading Larsson's other two books.

Anyway, I was engaged by Larsson's writing style - or at least the translation of it. There were a couple of oddities in the text that I attributed to the translation. I liked his story-telling, and felt that he didn't divulge too much too early. I was surprised that the killer was revealed with a couple of hundred pages left (in the mass market paperback, at least), but Larsson didn't let that ruin the ending. It was refreshing that that wasn't the ending.

This would be one I would recommend. I must admit, though, that I'm kind of struggling to write about it. Maybe more will come later...

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