The Tattoo Had Nothing To Do With It
The first of the Millenium Trilogy, I picked it up because I love tattoos! Just kidding, had heard rave reviews and you can’t resist that, right?
Well, the book started off a bit tough, the first few pages full of some financial business like jargon. I tried my best to focus and understand everything in case its needed further on in the book. Guess what, might as well have just skipped those pages. All that description was quite unnecessary. In fact, the book had quite a lot of descriptive passages which it could have done without. It would have made it a lot more racy and wouldn’t tire you out.
Larsson spent a lot of time on the first 3 quarters of the story and the last bit was kind of rushed. The suspense became a bit too obvious towards the end…somehow, I wasn’t quite satisfied with the mystery that was solved. Maybe the psychotic, violent sex angle is not my cup of tea, not that I was expecting a Sherlock Holmes kind of mystery. There could have been more mystery to the mystery!.
But it’s not all that bad. It’s got some things working for it, lots of interesting characters, stories within stories (although they didn’t seem to have any connection whatsoever) and of course (creepy & perverse) sex. If that won’t sell, what will! I haven’t seen the movie yet, I feel it should be better than the book as it will be a crisper, concise and faster paced version.
And now to get on with The Girl Who Played With Fire and remember to filter out unnecessary info!
You can also check out the review of the second book of the trilogy: