Twelve Quick Thoughts About The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Book)

1. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting.

2. This book has more sex scenes then Game of Thrones, and that’s saying something.

3. Sweden sounds like an eerily formal place from parts of the text. I mean, we don’t have a friendship, we have a “socialization process”.

4. This book plods along for a large percentage of its length, then an exciting conclusion, then another 100 or so pages. The pacing is terrible.

5. The main character is just a stand-in for the author, right? Right?

6. The author complicates things unnecessarily, considering the sudden way that the main plot ends. Whats the point of the complicated family history when most of the information is useless?

7. “Bondage! More bondage!” is how I imagine the thought process working here.

8. Weird title, considering she wasn’t the main character.

9. Considering how things are in the world right now, a book where corporate bankers and speculators are the bad guys is bound to do well.

10. I say that because I don’t think that its very good. I would place it just slightly above Dan Brown stuff. It’s trash, readable, a bit intelligent at times and occasionally engrossing, but trash nonetheless.

11. I mean, seriously, just about every third scene could justifiably end with the words “And then they had sex”.

12: This is the worst trailer I have ever seen.

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4 Responses to Twelve Quick Thoughts About The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Book)

  1. trixfred30 says:

    I agree with this. I needed a holiday in St Lucia just to get through it (well it was my honeymoon too)

  2. “8. Weird title, considering she wasn’t the main character.”

    The original (Swedish) title was “Men who hurt women.” Makes a bit more sense.

    “9. Considering how things are in the world right now, a book where corporate bankers and speculators are the bad guys is bound to do well.”

    And in the second and third books, the Scandinavian Far Right and corrupt (secret) cops.

  3. HandsofBlue says:

    Wow, the original title was even worse.

  4. Michaela says:

    5 quick thoughts on your post:

    1) She’s not the main character of this book, she is of the series.

    2) The socialization process if I remember correctly, was coming from her messed up court appointed guardian. I don’t think it expresses the opinions of all of Sweden.

    3) There are three sex scenes that I remember.

    4) I thought the pacing was great and I thought the parts where the author went into detail about processes in Sweden’s legal system was interesting and allowed me to understand the story better.

    5) You are the first person I know of to not like this book.

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