I really like Larsson's writing; such a shame this and the The Girl Who Played with Fire are all we will get. I would certainly take more if I could.
Intelligent, fascinating story, fascinating characters; sure hope they don't wreck Lisbeth's character in the American film version, but I definitely plan to see the European one.
I highly recommend.
I started to read this book (the old fashioned way) but was stymied by all the Swedish names/places and words. Visually I was slowed down because I am not familiar with the pronunciation and my eyes and brain insisted on trying to sound out the words. After around 75 pages I downloaded it on audible. Amazing how hearing the story read to me just allowed me to "let it go" even if I didn't know how to spell the words. The narrator did a great job. Instead of stressing on the pronunciation I got sucked into the story. Suspenseful at times, a few quirky characters and a good story.
Just downloaded the next in the series. I'm hooked!
I can't gush glowing praise about this book like other reviewers, but it was well written and kept me interested. I liked this author enough to download The Girl Who Played with Fire.
You won't be able to stop this audiobook. Get ready for a thrilling ride through the streets of Stockholm, and get ready to delve into the lives of men who hate women and uncover fmily secret and cruel measures of lust.
This book was a great listen. I had a little difficulty getting into the book because it is very highly detailed and since it was originally written in Swedish there was some vocabulary and some names that didn't quite translate as smoothly as the rest. After I got drawn into the story, I was hooked. There were some great scenes where I felt a great sense of empathy with the characters it was all due to the great detail that the author put into the story. At times I was shocked whereas at others I found myself laughing. This book was all-in-all very entertaining and now I have since gone on to read the sequel which is based around the same main characters.
This book was mentally stimulating, edgy and kept me guessing. I would recommend this book for anyone that enjoys a mystery story but is not frightened by unexpected turns. There were some graphic scenes that were added to explain the core of the characters. I am looking forward to the following two books of this series (one that is only available overseas) and the English translated movie.
I have tried to listen to this book on more than one occasion but I just can´t seem to get into it. I am a little disappointed because it had been recommended to me.
Great story lines that intertwine themselves and leave you with wanting more. Larsson is a great writer and Vance is an amazing and engaging reader! I'm almost finished with the sequel to this book and don't know how I'll wait until May for the 3rd!!