30 Day Challenge- Day 12- Whatever Tickles my Fancy….
So I thought I would turn this day into a Book review/Thankful Thursday!
First off “Thankful Thursday” I am thankful that I finally finished this book! It was a long road!!!!!!!!!!!
Second, Let’s talk about it………
Here is the “jest” on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.
It is about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.
It s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism, and an unexpected connection between themselves.
So I picked up this book the first time around Christmas and could not get into it at all, so I shelved it. Well now it seems to be some world wide “thing” after watching Brian Williams on the NBC Nightly news run a story on this “Millennium Series” I had to try again and see what the fuss was all about. I am not going to lie it was a rough road, I was 100 pages in and not yet hooked but I forged thru…….the beginning half of this book is very politically and financially based but as the book evolves and turns into more of a mystery I found myself liking it more and more. The twist at the end I did not see coming it was the highlight of the book and I can see how this will make a great movie. I will say there were a couple of graphic scenes but what book doesn’t have that anymore? Do I recommend this? Yes, because I would like to hear your thoughts on everything. Am I going to read the next 2 in the series? Maybe so but I have not decided yet.