Sunday, 20 February 2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I did not like this book - mostly because of the graphic portrayal of sexual violence that it contained. I still think of the characters, which were so realistic, but I think that the author just loved to inflict pain on the female characters in the novel. I did find myself racing through the book - it certainly moved at a rapid pace. The plot had so many twists and turns, it really kept you on your toes. It was hugely popular with my book club and most of the members went on to read the rest of the trilogy. Yet, the scenes of violence were too disturbing for me, and I did not enjoy being in the dark world that the novelist created. I did not rush out to read the sequel and will always warn friends about the violence in the novel before suggesting that they read it.