Posts tagged The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
WARNING! This book starts out really slow. Seriously. I almost considered giving up but all the hype behind The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo kept me going. The beginning is a conversation, in detail, about industrial espionage and corporate business drama that drags for bit. You just have to get yourself through it.
Once you do – the book becomes what everyone is buzzing about. TGwtDT is a great mystery novel and the set up for an engaging trilogy of books. Some of the cleverness in the writing comes from the fact that the author KNOWS the type of mystery he’s writing (and even references it when discussing the fact that no one could have gotten off the island.)
Per the sage words of bumper stickers on soccer mom cars across America: “Character Matters!” The characters are vividly detailed and Lisbeth Salander is a mystery unto herself. As you slowly learn about the unusual brain trapped in this VERY unusual girl, you become attached to the story she is involved with. This narrative is as much about her struggles as it is a missing person mystery.
The book lives up to the hype and (if you haven’t already) be sure to see it before the American film is made so you, too, can be “that guy” bitching about how the written version was better.
I have been insanely occupied with about a thousand and one things in the past week. My wife celebrated her birthday this past weekend and, if my sister-in-law can get me the photos, I will do a write up regarding the masterpiece of planning I pulled off with that.
Things are hectic at “the day job” – but I won’t bore you with that.
The major vacuum sucking all my spare seconds aways is Gen Con. In just a few short days, Joey Snackpants, The Mint Chocolate Chippies, Tentacle Chris, Wasabi Anime, our friend Jingoro, and our pals over at Geeky Pinups and Cosplay Deviants will all be magically appearing the largest gaming convention in the U.S.
At the same time, half of the Wasabi Anime team is getting things together for an appearance at Anime Festival Orlando the same weekend.
In the midst of all this: I’ve gotten through the audio books The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire. I’m currently one third through the final book of the trilogy.
To top it off: my health isn’t exactly one hundred percent today.
The good news is that, according to Google Analytics, those zany kids from some web comic have stopped stalking my blog. (Yesterday was the first day without and pings from their website.) I can now continue in peace to point out that Beast Wars Sucks and that BotCon was BotFAIL. Information came my way regarding the second aforementioned opinion; it seems that other very, very interesting people also noted the failure of BotCon. People who matter more than some asshole with a blog.
That made me grin.