Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

It’s been a while since my last “book review”. Well, I haven’t been reading a lot but I’ve read a couple of books since the last one. I’ve actually finished the Twilight series, re-read my book on Marcos regime, read an interesting book about the North and South Korea titled “Swim Around the World”, to name a few, but I’ve been too lazy to do my “book review” here.

Joy brought this book on our trip to Coron. Every time we have a spare time, she whips up this book and starts reading. I was intrigued because there was even one night when all of us were falling asleep but she was still reading. So I asked what the book was all about and she said that it’s mystery and that the story was set in Sweden. And when she finished reading the book, she said the ending was just fine. At the end of the trip, I asked if I can borrow it from her and I immediately started reading it before we even rode the plane back to Manila.

The story is about a financial journalist hired to find out about the murder of the niece of an old business magnate. He was asked to lead people to believe that he was writing about the old man’s family. Along his investigation, he met a private investigator who was hired by his employer to dig about his secrets. The girl with the dragon tattoo is the private investigator. I was so affected by the story, I was afraid someone will sneek up in our home and attack me. There’s this one chapter where the girl was raped by her assigned guardian. It was so graphic, you can’t help but be sorry for the girl and pray to God it won’t ever happen to you. The ending was, Joy was right, just fine. Apparently, there was a sequel to the book so we need to read the next one.


Photo from: Amazon

2 comments:

Anna said...

Gasp! THIS is why this book sounds familiar. Was in Fully Booked yesterday and saw this and another book by the same writer, and I kept wondering, where'd I hear that title before. Dito pala! I'll get the other book, not this one, because you weren't raving about it, Cris, hehehe. (And I HATE reading about rape. DON'T ever read Lovely Bones if you're averse to that too). Salamat sa review!

cris said...

Baka the other book you were referring to is the sequel to this one. You might still like this because there were references to Enid Blyton although in passing lang...

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