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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

by Stieg Larsson

Badly written (although this could be the translation). It's slowly paced and repetitive. I don't know if Larsson had an editor but he needed one. The heroine is unlikeable and unbeliveable. I have to admit I only managed 250 pages but if it turned into a pacy, action packed, well plotted thriller that lives up to the hype on page 251 let me know.

Suggested by Claire, Kent

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Comments

There was so much hype about this book and such a big waiting list for it in my Library that I borrowed it as an audio book. I found this great as i didnt have to trip over the pronunciations of names etc in it. Although it is slow moving to start it was well worth the wait. I really really enjoyed it and couldnt wait to get my hands on the next two in the Trilogy which I read over a week. I just couldnt put them down.
Lollie B
For me it was slow to start off it took until I got to chapter 3 to get going . I would normally have given up by then but my partner said how good it was thats why I carried on and was very glad I did. I thought all 3 where brilliant I was gutted when I finished them. I found the heroine very likeable. I watched the film but the book is by far better.
sonia murrow
A truly enthralling and compelling trilogy which has certainly entertained me over the christmas period I would thoroughly recommend these books which at times appear to be overladden with details but are actually intrinsic to the story and the read overall.
Lindy-lou
ALL THREE BOOKS WERE EXCELLENT AFTER A SLOW START I READ ALL THREE NOVELS IN JUST OVER TWO WEEKS THE LAST KEPT ME OCCUPIED ON A VERY LONG TRANSATLANTIC NIGHT FLIGHT.
LIZZIE ROYLE
I have read all three books and really enjoyed them. the first book was excellent, I could not put it down. I found the pace in the next two books much slower, but I had to finish each book to see how it ended. I love a story witha good ending.
Lorraine
I have read all three books and really enjoyed them. the first book was excellent, I could not put it down. I found the pace in the next two books much slower, but I had to finish each book to see how it ended. I love a story witha good ending.
Lorraine
I have throughly enjoyed the first book and have already acquired the second and third novels ready for my holiday. I was warned that the first 60 pages or so are hard work, but after that the story takes over. The story is difficult to read in places, and difficult to watch if you have seen the film, but adds a real depth of understanding behind the characters and why they are now like they are.
Kaleigh
What can I say? I thought all three books were excellent. I read them one after another during my two week holiday abroad - I just couldn't put them down. I've struggled to find anything else to read that captures my interest since then. My husband had them on audio books recently and it was just as good listening to them over the PC. Admittedly the heroine is unusual and atypical but that's what makes the book so compulsive. You have to give it time to understand her story. Such a shame there won't be any more.
Hazel
I agree it is a slow read and elected to read something else after 50 pages or so. Having just watched the film (as I was curious about what would happen) - I am glad I didn't continue with it. This I think is more of a man's book.
PHiney
I have to completely agree with Squazle, I loved the whole trilogy of books.
Matthew
 

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