July 2010

"Dragon Tattoo" Nauseates; Perplexes

I heard SO MUCH about Stieg Larsson's  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.  It has a strong female character!  It's practically feminist fiction!  I would pick it up and turn it over and read the back, and flip through the pages and read a paragraph here or there and put it back, puzzled. 

I mean, it seemed like "same old same old" to me.  And the prose I caught in bits and pieces didn't exactly wow me.

I was finally motivated to read the book when I learned of the impending movie.  I'm glad that I did, if only because I can re-sell the book.  You can't re-sell your movie ticket when you don't like a movie, more's the pity.