January 23, 2011

First One Down....45 To Go...

I have finally finished my first book off my 2011 Book List!! The very first book off the list I read also happened to be our January Book Club Book which was The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

Now I am sure most of you have heard the rave reviews about this book and the 2 others that followed it but if you haven't this book is supposed to be phenomenal. While I didn't hate this book I didn't love it either.
It took me forever to get into this book and I can't say that I ever really got into it. Granted it is a mystery novel so there is that part of me that was interested to finding out what happened but I never got that excited feeling. I never was anxious to read the book to find out the big answer, I was just anxious to finish it so I could start another book that I am hoping gets me really involved and excited.

This book is heavy on the verbiage which is why I feel it took so long for me to ge through it and there was a lot that could have been left out. But if you can see through that or if maybe you don't mind that then I would recommend that you give this book a chance. I can see why people like it so much, I just could never get to that point with it.

Overall grade is B.


Tracy said...

I went looking for this book yesterday, as my step mom wants to know my opinion on it.
But I couldn;t find it.
I hate to read a book that drags, only to read it to get to a better book.
They say there are too many good books, to waste your time on the not so good ones, but I too have to finish it, lol

Anonymous said...

Haven't read the book but saw the movie which also dragged. I was bored and if I was watching on my own, would have fast forwarded it. It was okay but I haven't cared enough to read the book or watch the other movies.

ScrappnBee said...

Good to know. I am like 5000 on the wait list for this book at the library...hopefully I can get it by summer LOL! Good to know that I don't need to hold my breath. My favorite all time book is Watership Down (about bunnies). If you haven't read it...it takes a little to get into, but is worth the journey!


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