Ratings Guide: 5=Loved it; 4=Liked it A Lot; 3=So So; 2=Didn’t like it; 1=No
This was an excellent follow on to "Dragon Tatoo". The end seemed a bit like the author just wanted to finish it possibly because he was not finished with it before he died. The character development added to what I did not know but was hinted at from his first book - it filled in a lot of what may have been a distraction in the first book. There were too many characters with names that sounded a lot alike (being from the USA and not from Sweden) and that got a bit confusing. HINT: Start writing the characters names down the best you can and who they are early in the book, that way you can figure out which bad guy was the really bad guy or the really really bad guy or a victim. Very good except the end could have been more believable.
THe narration was great and the story is captivating.
Should entertain even those like myself, who are not convinced about the greatness of this trilogy, but enjoyed it all the same.
This book does not focus on the story, rather on sex. If the author had focused on the story more it would have been great. I will say the book shows the downfall of our moral society in vivid detail.
Say something about yourself!
I bought this thinking it would be as good as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Boy am I disappointed. There are parts that just seem to drag. I listen to audio books while I run and usually they get me thru the run without me even realizing I ran. Not this one.
Despite the excellent reviews on Larsson's books, I just could not get into this novel. I have been spoiled by Will Patton's narrations of Burke's thrillers.
Just as in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the author provides so many irrelevant details and rambles on for 5-10 minutes about them, I couldn't get past the first hour of this book.
Way too much detail that adds little to the plot or character development. For example, I don't really see a need to know all the brands of furniture the main character picked out. It is almost like the author is just trying to make the text longer by adding a lot of detail.
If you like books with a lesbian criminal as the protagonist, maybe you will like this book - seems many folks did. I'm just sorry I wasted three hours of my life trying to find a reason to continue listening. Alas, I could not.