Thursday, October 15, 2009

Book Love: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

It's been awhile since a book love post. Before reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo I was actually going through two more Sookie Stackhouse books, a book series that I am in love with. I also finished up Ravens by George Dawes Green (book love post to come.) Lately I have this really big problem with going to Borders and buying more books even though I have a stack to read at home. Right now the "to read" list includes:

Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk
All Together Dead (another Sookie)
McMommywood Tori Spelling
A big collection book of Jane Austen
Son of a Witch (Second book of the Wicked series)
Not to mention whichever book we pick next for Naughty Novelists (ideas welcome!)

But anyways, on to Book Love:
In case you haven't read what Book Love is all about and the best advice I've ever received when it comes to books, be sure to check out this post!

Book Name: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Author: Stieg Larsson
Category: Popular Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 600ish

Brief Description:

According to the back of the book: "
An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel. Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattoeed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Toghether they tap into a vein of iniquity and corruption."

Why I bought it: This happens to be our first book for our book club, the Naughty Novelists! I'm not exactly sure how we came to pick this particular book, I think there were so many options on the table we just sort of picked one.

Book Love: LOVED this book! With on big exception, and that would be the first chapter. It has a lot of business-y information and was really hard to get through, but after that the book gets better and better as you go along, and by the end I absolutely could not put it down! The characters are intriguing-- especially Lisbeth Sander. There are very crude parts to the book, but the ending is something you wouldn't expect... a great read! I definitely plan on reading the second book in the series, The Girl who Played with Fire.

Bottom Line: If you love suspense and want a step up from the usual murder-mystery... this book is perfect!

Availability: I found my copy at Borders on a buy one get one free table, but it's definitely available at all book stores.

And get excited... the next Book Love I feature will involve my very first giveaway! I didn't mention it on my to-read list because I don't want to spoil the surprise!

Live & Love!

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