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Book Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Series

Well start to finish it ended up taking about 4 months, but I finally finished Stieg Larsson’s The Millennium Trilogy (aka.. the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series).

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Overall, I have to say they were very very good. They’re written very technically, and with much more detail than I’m used to seeing in mystery/crime-solving/action books. The plot, starting from the very first book, interweaved many different characters and situations and they all tied together beautifully by the end of the third book.

When I picked up the first book, it actually took me a few months to really make a dent in it. There was so much detail I really had to push through it. But once I did, I flew through the rest of the book. The second book didn’t have the long lead-in, but rather it started almost right away and had me hooked. It took me almost a year to pick up the third book after finishing the second one. (Honestly, the real reason is I was waiting for it to come out in paper back. Oddly enough, after all that I ended up reading it on my iPad).

If you’re looking to pick up these books know a few things going in.. 1- There are some very graphic, very disturbingly violent scenes in them. 2- Characters are important and cross over from book to book. 3- It’s easier to read one after the other because with as much detail as there is, if you take several months off then picking the story back up takes a little while. 4- They’re very, very well written and plotted out.

I’m trying to decide what my next book will be. I hear great things about A Game of Thrones, The Numerati, The Baker’s Daughter, and Bob Sturm’s book about the Dallas Mavericks’ Championship run called This Year is Different: How the Mavs Won It All.

Any recommendations??

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