Friday, December 7, 2012

Just Like a Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
I kept hearing how much people enjoyed this book, but I just didn't think it was for me. I knew there was graphic violence and rape scenes in this, and it just didn't seem like something I'd really enjoy reading. But it was my book club's pick this month, so I decided to suck it up and finally read it. Turns out everyone else was right and I really did enjoy it.

Now the violence and awful scenes were there (I didn't just make that up), but there weren't many and they weren't as graphic as I expected. I could see how if you don't expect them, it may turn you off from the book. But considering how gruesome I expected them to be, I think it wasn't as big of a shock for me, and didn't really hinder my reading experience/

It did also take me about 150 pages to really get sucked in, but from there I had to know how the mystery would end. I do think reading this book again would be fun, since there's a lot in the first part I just read and didn't really pay attention to, but I'd much rather read the other two books in the series first.


Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!


  1. I think there should be a disclaimer on this book saying you must read the first 150 pages or so before you decide if you are going to continue reading.
    I enjoyed the first one. I also liked the second and third too.

  2. Hmm, I have had this book on my shelf for years now! I know that if you ended up liking it, I would too. I think I might suggest it for Books 'n Bars soon...

  3. did you mean to say at the end of the first paragraph that everyone was right and you really DID enjoy it? I really liked this series, only I agree that the beginning of this one is hard to get into!

  4. I agree with the first comment that you aren't allowed to give up on this book until you have read the first 150 or so pages. I am so glad you liked it!

  5. The movie was crazy good - I'll have to remember to keep going past 150 when I finally get around to reading it :)

  6. I had watched the swedish movies and decided to read the books. The first book was the hardest to get through. All I wanted to do was stop reading but you are right, once you get past those first 150 pages it gets easier. The other two books were better.