This book is one of the best books I have ever read. The characters are so unlikely and endearing all I want to do is meet them and talk about the amazing experiences they have had. The narrator is great, his british accent lends gravitas to the book set in Sweden. Bravo to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
This book is both entertaining as a whodunnit and an education into contemporary Swedish culture. It is interesting that even in this liberal, enlightened and tolerant homogenous country people are obsessed with violence and sexual relations. Fortunately, race relations are absent. In order to solve the whodunit we are exposed to the journalists, magnates, police,cooks and doctors of Sweden. Quite an education and auite entertaining.
Stieg Larson spins a great story. In fact, several great stories in this wonderful novel. The characters come to life and provide you with great entertainment. Some of them you will miss once the novel comes to an end, but I understand that the "Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" returns to us in Larson's sequel. Can't wait to read it.
The story and character development of this book are incredible. It is well written and comes together beautifully. It is no surprise that it's made the best-seller list! Hats off to the translator .. it's hard to imagine that reading it in the original language could be any better.
As others have already stated this book is quite slow at first and made me wish for C.S. Lewis. However, it does pick up transforming into a great mystery. 4 stars might be more than i should give due to the begging and the sadomasochism towards the end of the book. I would be embarrassed to recommend this book to many of my friends due to the amount of sadomasochism contained within the book.
Rarely I found an audible that can hook me on to listen until I finish till the end. Although there were many characters in the story, I was able to follow the theme clearly
I felt the 1st half of this story was slow and a little hard to follow; especially with all the different names. Once the main character started putting some of the facts together it got very interesting. I enjoyed the last half of the story. I have already downloaded the next book and understand it got better reviews than this book so I look forward to listen to it.
I really enjoyed this story. The characters were interesting and the mystery kept building all the way through. If you like thrillers that are out of the ordinary you'll like this book. I look to the second installment of the trilogy.