Finished GWtDT last month and it’s the worst book I’ve read in quite a long while.
Dan Brown outclasses this guy by miles, and Dan Brown is terrible. Nothing in this book works.
The characters are so one-dimensional and exist only to satiate the narrators ego, the plot is utter nonsense and then the book ends and then there’s 100 or so more pages or utter nonsense. The writing style is unbearable flat and dwells on the most unimportant details imaginable i.e. Coffee; sandwiches; computer specs etc.
This book has to be one of the most arrogant pieces of writing ever. Personally I don’t think I’ve
ever read anything quite as arrogant or self-serving as this novel. Obviously Stieg/Mickael fancied himeslf a Don Juan type. As for Berger: It doesn’t matter that she’s married (to some artist who never appears in the novel and is described disparagingly) Blom’s just such a cool guy that the husband doesn’t mind that his wife is loving him. It’s probably just as weel that Larsson dies, otherwise, he would have to answer some serious questions about the sexual politics in these books. What an absolute pig!
Posted by MC in Ireland , 15 May 2012