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Review of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

Wanted: An Editor

Is there a compelling detective story in here somewhere? Perhaps.”

It is a pity Stieg Larsson died before his manuscripts had the benefit of the give and take of rewrite with the aid of his editors. I found “Tattoo” tedious in the extreme–whatever rhythm the prose might have developed lost in the tedium of detailed descriptions of the technical specifications for the title character’s laptop computer or the ingredients of yet another cold sandwich. Is there a compelling detective story in here somewhere? Perhaps. But it is buried in extraneous prose, and the book as published does not sing.

Ken Peterson

Submitted: 9 Mars 2010

 

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