Just finished the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

United States
January 11, 2012 6:08pm CST
I got this book for Christmas and today I finished it. The first few hundred pages were a little slow and kind of boring because it dealt with a lot of business and law. But after that, the book got really good and today I got to the point in the book where I just couldn't put it down! Once the main plot of the book was over, the book still went on for another hundred pages and went back to business stuff. For me, that was the only downfall of the book. Other than that, I loved the story and it got really good. Now I want to see the movie before I read the other books in this series. I might try and find it online so that I can watch it tonight because I want to see how well the book and movie match up..also because the movie looked pretty good from what the commercials showed. Have you read or watched the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?
4 responses
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
15 Jan 12
I think I saw a feature about the author of these books a while back. I can't exactly remember it, but I know that the author was a bit controversial. That led me to want to read (or at least watch the movies). I think there's a different movie release from the one that just came out. But everytime I went to our movie-rental shop, the first movie was always out. The second and third is available, but not the first. Now, our rental shop has already closed without me seeing the movie.
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
15 Jan 12
I think the ones out now are the hollywood versions. Must have been low budget ones that I was looking at.
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
15 Jan 12
Thanks for the update greenowl. Now I remember why there was that feature on TV. It was because his father and brother got the rights, and not his wife.
• United States
16 Jan 12
Ahhh ok, then that was it. Now I'm going to go check out the Swedish version..I wonder if they'd have it with subtitles. Thanks for the info greenowl! I never knew about any of this. It's pretty sad when you think about it that his wife got nothing from the books or movies.
@soulist (2987)
• United States
25 Jan 12
I have been trying to get into this book and I just cannot seem to get into it. As you said the first few pages are really boring and I cant seem to get past that boring part. I might have to just push myself harder and make myself get past those pages.
• United States
26 Jan 12
Yeah, the beginning is pretty boring, I'll admit it. But once you get past the first 150 pages or so, the book really starts to pick up and get pretty interesting. See if you can make it through a little bit longer and get to the good parts!
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
12 Jan 12
I have seen the film but didn't really know that this was a book until now. I liked the film so I believe that the book is better. Now I am interested to read the written version. thanks for the information.
• United States
13 Jan 12
I would definitely suggest reading the book. It may be a bit slow at times, but in my opinion it was far better than the movie. Hope you enjoy it!
• Canada
12 Jan 12
I have not read this book yet but have heard the same thing from many people and i think i might defiantly pick the book up and have to see for my self as i love that point in the book ere you jsut can not put it down and need to know hat is going to happen next
• United States
12 Jan 12
I would recommend it. Just don't get disappointed when you first start it because the first 150-200 pages are a little slow. But then it gets to the point where you just HAVE to keep reading because the book gets really good. I ended up watching the movie last night too and I have to say I was a little disappointed. The whole movie was dark and gloomy and the parts that were supposed to be good weren't even that great. In the book, you get all excited because of what's about to happen but in the movie everything is just so blah and the major breakthroughs that were in the book aren't really shown to be that way in the movie.