I don't typically write reviews, but I was particularly annoyed by this book.
First the author drops the f word in the story a few times, and it doesn't fit in the scene. Imagine your great great grandmother swearing like a sailor. If you're going to swear in story, at least make sure it fits in.
Second, the story is broken into 2 major parts. I would almost call them 2 different books. It's like the author changed his mind half way through the book and wanted to do something else.
Third, the reader sounds too cartoony it's like watching sponge bob on Saturday morning. The king is 12 years old, and the reader makes him sound like a 12 year old girl. Another main character was his "grandmother" which I think he exaggerated her voice to much, thus sounding like a cartoon.
Things I did like... the hero was pretty cool; the concept of the second antagonist was kinda cool. I say second, because like I mentioned the story is broken into 2 different books practically.
This is just my humble opinion, so take it for whatever its worth to you.
Plenty of vulgar language, the plot was weak. The only reason I can see why people like this book is to read about rape incest and oral/anal sex. The girl with the dragon tattoo is only a side character, but as others have mentioned, she is the more interesting character in the story. The serial killer was different then what I was expecting, but still not very interesting. I guess I don’t like mutilating humans and animals.
Worst part was my wife bought the paper back and started reading it, so I got the audio book to listen to on my commute to work. Figured it would give us something to talk about, boy was I wrong! Neither one of us wanted to talk about it. Now we own two copies of this rubbish book.
My advice, read all the negative reviews about this book and only read like five of the over zealous reviews.
I would not recommend this to anyone, and I wish I could have a refund.
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